Al Amezcua and his daughter Valerie Amezcua led a contingent of angry Usual Suspects at last night’s Santa Ana Code of Ethics Committee meeting, which was held at City Hall. They were accompanied by a wandering blogger from Long Beach.
The Code of Ethics Committee is comprised of Council Members Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero, who chaired the meeting. Tinajero was forced at one point to intercede when a teetering vintage Usual Suspect tried to talk over Sarmiento. That brought on an angry tirade from former Councilman Tom Lutz who objected to Tinajero’s attempt to run a professional meeting. “She’s not one of your students Sal,” proclaimed Lutz, who was right – Tinajero’s students are much better behaved than the Usual Suspects.
The Amezcuas had been in hiding, presumably as they have been MIA for awhile. Al lost badly last year when he challenged Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. And Valerie lost to Roman Reyna, in a close election, when she ran a couple years ago, for the SAUSD Board of Education. They demanded that the Santa Ana City Council seat them and their Usual Suspect pals on a new Ethics Panel. As an alternative they screamed about seating members of the O.C. Grand Jury, who are of course old, angry and retired, like many of the Usual Suspects.
Well, sorry folks. There will be an Ethics Panel but there won’t be any Usual Suspects on it!
As for Amezcua, perhaps he can explain what was ethical about his run for the Rancho Community College District? Remember that he had to resign when it came to light that he ran for an area he didn’t live in, having claimed that he lived at his law office. He got away with it, even though Nativo Lopez got busted for virtually the same thing. Amezcua of course worked on the Lopez recall…
How he can demand a seat on the Ethics Panel when he got blown away by Pulido is a very good question. Come back Al when you have actually gotten elected to something, without carpetbagging.