Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

Sources at City Hall are telling me that Mayor Miguel Pulido is working overtime to stop an attempt by the Santa Ana City Council to draft a term limit measure that will eventually end his career as Mayor of Santa Ana.



The City Council appointed an Ad Hoc committee to consider term limits.  The term limit committee includes Council Members Michele Martinez, David Benavides and Vince Sarmiento. That committee will present their findings to their colleagues at the next Santa Ana City Council meeting.  It is thought that the committee will show up with a prepared ballot measure that the voters will be able to consider in the November general election.

I am also hearing that the ballot measure will cap the Mayor at eight years, or four two-year terms, but he will be able to then run for the City Council and serve up to 12 years there, for a combined 20 years of tenure.  The Mayor would have a new term limit clock as of November as the ballot measure would not have a retroactive affect.

Pulido lives in Ward 3, which is currently represented by Carlos Bustamante – it is unlikely he will run for reelection as he is facing serious sex crime and public theft felony charges.  There are numerous candidates running for Ward3, including Shane Barrows, a Park Santiago Neighborhood leader; Charles Hart, who like Bustamante is a Republican and a middle manager at the County of Orange; Planning Commissioner Eric Alderete; and former Council Member Brett Franklin, who already has Pulido’s endorsement.

It seems unlikely at this point that Pulido will be able to stop the term limits measure from moving forward.  He simply doesn’t have the votes on the City Council to back him up.

Pulido angered the City Council yet again recently by trying to force them to approve the appointment of Jill Arthur as the new Assistant City Manager.  Arthur is the former right hand of the former City Manager, Dave Ream.  She is also very tight with Pulido.

Pulido has also reportedly been trying to restore some of Ream’s old buddies as city consultants.  It would appear that he is mired in business as usual at a time when the City Council is trying to move forward and get past their recent budget troubles.  But it would be premature to count out Pulido.  He always seems to find a way to prevail…

By Editor

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.

8 thoughts on “Pulido scrambling to stop a mayoral term limit ballot measure”
  1. “I am also hearing that the ballot measure will cap the Mayor at eight years, or four two-year terms, but he will be able to then run for the City Council and serve up to 12 years there, for a combined 20 years of tenure. The Mayor would have a new term limit clock as of November as the ballot measure would not have a retroactive affect”……………. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    So Pulido will be term out at about 2032 and assuming that he will not die from the prostate cancer he will serve totally about 50 years — half century on the city council which is more than any world’s dictator including Fidel.

    Do you see Art how stupid and incompetence Mexicans are since they represent about 85% of Santa Ana’s voting power?

    We should make illegal for Mexicans to vote because they are not ready for a democratic process.

  2. There is no proof that term limits benefits the voters; in fact term limits disenfranchises the voter’s right to vote for their preferred candidate.

    So in the interest of promoting “Voter’s Rights” I think the council (and ad hoc) will put to the voters the elimination of term limits.

  3. Fiala. Pulido is Mexican American and by your own reasoning you have proved him to be muy competent. Didn’t you say that you had a cure for prostate cancer once?

  4. “Fiala. Pulido is Mexican American and by your own reasoning you have proved him to be muy competent”……. Hmmmmmmmm

    That was before SAPD13 murdered Susie Young Kim a mother in front of her 18 month old crying daughter Syrian brutal execution stile and Pulido’s refusal to publicly condemn such a crime against the humanity.

    Since than he is in my book a Mexican yellow coward like Pancho Villa who murdered about 40 women tied together by the rope.

    Both Pulido and Walters should be arrested while visiting Europe, because the OC DA is corrupted coward too, and tried in the International Court of Justice for the crimes against humanity – Nazi pigs!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Court_of_Justice

  5. “Didn’t you say that you had a cure for prostate cancer once”…….. Hmmmmmmm

    You have a good memory mateo!

    I have even submitted my cure to the city council to promote male health in Santa Ana together with the Obesity and Diabetes:

    ——– Original Message ——–
    Subject: The medicinal masturbation can balance city budget!
    Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 07:10:30 -0800
    From: Standa standa@merlin4x.com
    To: mpulido@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, cbustamante@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, calvarez@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, dbenavides@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, mimartinez@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, stinajero@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, vsarmiento@ci.santa-ana.ca.us, PWalters@santa-ana.org, THARRELSON@santa-ana.org, council@santa-ana.org

    Hi Folks,

    ** Masturbation ‘cuts cancer risk’ **
    Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular masturbation, researchers suggest.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/health/3072021.stm

    Please read the above article first before you continue!

    Based on Commissioner Sean Mill leak, the OJ Art Pedroza reports that:

    “The Planning Commission changed the laws regarding massage parlors. I think they will be able to open up now in our city, with a CUP.”…. That is good development since I was pressuring you to reverse this prohibition since it was enacted.

    However, we must take this a step further and allow “The Medicinal Masturbation” parlors as well to bring a necessary millions into City to balance the budget.

    This is a serious proposal, therefore I am asking you to setup Ad hoc volunteer commission consisting of qualified prostate cancer and public health professionals.

    If you need any further presentation on this issue you may contact me at the above email.

    Please notice that we are living in 21 Century, therefore we should behave accordingly otherwise you guys may die prematurely due to your ignorance.

    Not to regularly masturbate maybe even more deadly than smoking.

    In contrast, Santa Ana my become health leader and enlarge its dot on the map and bringing additional revenues from that along.

    Respectfully submitted,

    -Stanley Fiala

  6. Thank you for the extra email contacts Fiala. Glad you did not get give out all their personal contacts. So now I will keep Chief Walters away from you for now.

    1. “So now I will keep Chief Walters away from you for now”……… Hmmmmmmmm

      Somehow your van Goghian talk does not make any sense with your both ears attached, mateo.

      To be an artist with one ear is cool so follow my medical recommendations in my email to maintain your prostate health.

      I am sure that Walters and Pulido do not care about their prostate.

  7. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said he would be asking California’s attorney general to assist in the investigation.

    “I’m asking for a full investigation,” Tait said at a Sunday news conference. “Transparency is essential. Whatever the truth is, we will own it.”

    That is how a civilized Mayor responds to a Police misconduct unlike the Mexican uncivilized monkey Pulido who is cowardly silent to any SAPD13 violation of the basic human rights.

    Go back to Mexico Pulido, you well fit among that crime infested corrupt nation and take Walters with you!

    http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/anaheim-places-officers-on-leave-after.html

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