A Santa Ana City Council candidates forum was held this week and surprise barely anyone in the City of Santa Ana attended or even knew about it. Check out who did show up, as pictured above. Does that look like Santa Ana?
The reality is that unless we televise these forums they will have very little impact on the voters. And the shame of it is that both the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana Unified School District have vast internal public relations operations that include their own TV channels on local Cable and AT&T U-Verse.
So why aren’t the City Council candidates forums televised and why aren’t there any SAUSD School Board candidates forums? It all comes down to incumbent protection and that is just wrong.
If you want this to change then you are going to have to make some noise! Continue reading