Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

Santa Ana bicycle registrations

The Santa Ana City Council will be voting at their next meeting on an agenda item that will repeal their idiotic Bicycle Licencing and Registration Ordinance.

This ordinance allows the Santa Ana Police Department to ticket residents who don’t register their bikes – but you can only register them at the SAPD’s headquarters during office hours.  Ridiculous!  This ordinance was clearly intended for the harassment of those who are not well to do.

Here is the language of the proposed action by the City Council:

50B. ADOPT ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 10 OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING BICYCLE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION {STRATEGIC PLAN NO. 1, 1} – Police Department

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Place ordinance on first reading and authorize publication of title. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA REPEALING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 10 ENTITLED REGARDING BICYCLE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

There are plenty of other ridiculous laws on the books in this city – laws intended to punish the poor and the immigrants among us.  Hopefully this Council will focus on getting rid of more of these bad laws instead of picking on Mayor Miguel Pulido.

Kudos by the way to Santa Ana activist Igmar Rodas who was given a ticket a few months ago by the SAPD for riding an unregistered bike.  He fought the ticket to court and the local media picked up the story.  The City Council was blind to this issue until Rodas brought it to the forefront.



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16 thoughts on “The City Council is finally going to repeal their mandatory bike registration ordinance”
  1. Yeah …… Poooorrrr mayor Pulido – we feel sooooo sorry for that self-serving creep.

    Hilarious the way you turn everything into a conspiracy against the downtrodden. The bike registration ordinance has been on the books since SA was a majority white city.

    1. My wife remembers growing up here when the City was majority white.

      Those white City Councils passed a lot of questionable laws. This was one of them.

      We need a Sunset Committee to look at all our ordinances so they can identify the laws that need to be repealed.

      By the way, the city was ruined by the same high density apartment developer types who now are attacking Pulido. They also fund PACs that support the Council majority.

      1. I remember that time as well. I rode my bike to the old SA City Hall to get it registered and licensed. The City stamped a number on the bottom of the frame & gave you a cool little license plate.

        The ordinance did not have the sinister intentions that you imply here. It was instituted to assist in identifying owners of recovered stolen bikes that they may be returned to the rightful owner.

        From that aspect it is still a good idea. Bike owners should identify their bicycles in a similar manner, that their property may be returned to them in those circumstances.

          1. I know it was used to harass a homeless person by the SAPD – that has been documented. That incident is what brought this issue to the fore. Where & when has the ordinance been used to harass minorities?

          2. The guy who was harassed is a Latino. I realize Latinos are the majority in our city but they are still considered minorities.

          3. Was the guy harassed primarily because he was homeless or because he was a minority? I mean we need to assign collective guilt to where it belongs … right? I would hazard a guess that he was harassed primarily because he was homeless – therefore, your accusation of harassment by SAPD of majority minorities does not hold much weight. Stop whining … it does not become you. Although, that is what people have come to expect from you.

          4. “I realize Latinos are the majority in our city but they are still considered minorities.”…………. Hmmmmmmmmm

            And after the Magic Negro’s executive action they will be labeled Obama Wetbacks (as in Obama Care) and will be never accepted by the Whites same as they are rejected under the affirmative action today.

            Enjoy your Latino lawlessness.

  2. Great news! I haven’t used my bike because I don’t want to get a ticket. I don’t even let my nieces and nephews ride their bicycles around the block…it is a stupid regulation.

  3. How is enforcing the law harassment? Stop crying and making excuses! How are LATINOS the minorities in Santa Ana??? WTF are you talking about? Are White people in Irvine the minorities? Can’t make a point without involving race. Look at the state laws mensos, it applies to all cities in the state. The city has an ordinance to assist its residence in registration and enforce it.

    Obviously you don’t live in Santa Ana, let me guess Art you live in Floral Park Barrio? I’m sure some nice non minority neighborhood. What a joke.

    The people doing the harrasment are all these sex registrants, parolees, probationers and narcotics abusers who are the “homeless.” A small percentage of these homeless are mentally Ill or veterans.

    The rest of these idiots spent their day lounging on Ross Street and through out OUR CITY harassing! Why don’t you ask these poor “homeless” what city they are from, because they are not from Santa Ana. Ask them why they are in this city. Because every city sends them here.

    No one is stopping poor hard working people, kids or regular residents. Why don’t you ask the residents? Instead of some idiot “activist” that has nothing better to do. One “activist” does not speak for US!

    We pay our police to enforce the laws. Stop with all these dumb excuses. Why is this city even wasting time on such a petty issue!

    How about this city focuses on creating jobs for our “minorities.” Support small businesses. Support any company, business or investors that want to develop this city.

    We can’t I guess because we are just dumb ignorant “latino minorities!”EVERYONE else’s fault WE violated the law. Professional victims. Same BS excuses.

    Si Se puede.

    1. That is quite a diatribe. No other city in our County has an ordinance like this one. I’m glad the Council is finally dumping this ordinance.

      BTW are the bikes in your household registered?

  4. There is no need to register our families bicycles Art, we are just dumb Latino “minorities.” If the police stop us, I’ll just say to stop “harrasing” us. Art I welcome you to ask US dumb professional victim minorities who is doing the “harrasment.” I welcome you to walk around my neighborhood of Eastside Santa Ana (1st Street to McFadden and Standard to Main St.).

    Ask all the Latinos WHOS doing the harrasment. You will soon find out its all the homeless; Sex registrants, parolees, probationers not to mention all the cholos. Come out at night Art, with your bike; you will soon find out who’s doing the harrasment. Obviously you never been robbed. But you worry about a stupid ticket?

    Don’t worryArt, I’m just your typical ignorant Latino. I’ll just blame everyone else.

    Walk the walk Art

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