Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez did a very brave thing at tonight’s Santa Ana City Council meeting. At the end of the meeting, during public comments, she spoke up and asked the question that has been on everyone’s minds – why isn’t the City of Santa Ana looking at outsourcing the Santa Ana Police Department?
The City of Santa Ana is looking at a minimum $30 million dollar annual deficit. Of that, $25 million is paying for retirement funds for public employees. And about half of the city’s general fund is spent on our police department! Continue reading