Update: Confirmed. The Santa Ana City Council voted 6-1 to fire City Manager Paul Walters.
The Santa Ana City Council is still in closed session but one of our readers, in the audience, was tipped off moments ago that they have voted to do the unthinkable – they are going to fire City Manager Paul Walters even though he saved our city last year from a budget crisis created by the previous City Manager, Dave Ream, and the Council.
This is by no means the end of this story. The Council will have to agendize this for a future meeting. But they have the votes to see this through. Continue reading