Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

I met with Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido today at noon, and we had a chance to discuss the Artists Village, amongst other topics.  In the course of our conversation Mayor Pulido shared his schedule with me and gave me permission to discuss it here.  Remember that Mayor Pulido is a part-time Mayor.  Here is how he spent this morning:

  • 8:30 am: Met with City Staff to discuss the Go Local Project
  • 9 am: Met with Roy Alvarado and George Collins to discuss the Harbor Blvd. Corridor
  • 9:20 am: Met with Shirley Grindle to discuss the Bike Trail near the Discovery Science Center and Santiago Park
  • 10 am: Met with Dennis Lluy, David Leon, Ryan Chase, Gil Marrero, Irv Chase and Councilwoman Michele Martinez to discuss the direction of nightlife in the Downtown, and the dance ordinance
  • 10:20 am: Met with Gary Kutscher, Angie Rowe, and Scott Baugh to discuss the O.C. Marathon
  • 10:40 am: Met with Ray Estrella and Robert Maniaci to discuss a Veteran housing project
  • 11 am: Met with Jody Johansen and Chris Roelle to meet and greet the new FBA President
  • 11:20 am: Met with Armando de la Libertad to be introduced to a Santa Ana resident who is a CAD designer who designs skateboard parks
  • 11:40 am: Met with Carlos Benitez to discuss projects related to the Federacion de Clubs Guerrenses
  • and 12:20 pm – Spoke on the phone with Charmayne Bacon and Ken Brown re Climate Communities and USCM

Many city staffers were involved in these meetings, including Jill Arthur, SAPD Chief Paul Walters, Gerardo Mouet, Mark Lawrence, Jay Trevino and Lt. Mike McCoy.

What a day!  And Pulido still has an afternoon full of additional appointments to work through.

We are fortunate to have a Mayor who can spend so much time on city business.  Mayor Pulido made it clear that he is available to talk to anyone who wants to meet with him with regard to city business.  If you want to meet with him contact Becky Magallon, at City Hall, at  She is an Executive Assistant to City Manager Dave Ream.

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

4 thoughts on “A day in the life of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido”
  1. Talking is a whole different thing than doing. I think as Americans now in this time, we should realize what most (not all) politicians do… Talk, but no action. Until i see some REAL change in that city, i wont care how many meeting he has.

    1. That is a rather cynical attitude. Why don’t you call his office and make an appointment to speak to him? I think you will find that Mayor Pulido is quite engaging.

  2. Art, i bet he is a quite engaging, just as many politicians i hate might be… but, it doesn’t mean he does the right things for the city.

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