Posts Tagged ‘Santa Ana’

57% of CA infrastructure $ on mass transit? More, more, more!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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In 2008, California enacted SB 375, the most important state law you never heard about. It was Senate leader Darrell Steinberg's bid for the sort of green reverence that Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed because of 2006's AB 32. SB 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008) directs the California Air Resource...

Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics

Monday, February 10th, 2014

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite was Republican Kevin Faulconer, 47, the longest-serving ...

Santa Ana: No link between pay, performance

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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A Voice of OC story details the extraordinary pay that the city of Santa Ana lavishes on its top managers: "According to city documents, [newly hired City Manager David] Cavazos would earn $558,625.85 his first year, $515,395.08 his second year and $515,895.08 his third year. The annual compensatio...

You and what army are going to make me pay?

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Dec. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed The city of San Bernardino’s defiance of CalPERS’ demands for payment will be remembered as the first in a very long line of defiant acts from local governments in California as budgets that don’t add up force local officials to make tough and often unprecedented ...

Tax collectors bite taco trucks

Monday, July 16th, 2012

July 16, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- We all would laugh at a man who, sinking in millions of dollars in house payments, car loans and credit card bills, decided to fix his cash-flow problem by looking for nickels, dimes and quarters lurking underneath the sofa cushions. Likewise, we sho...