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August 17, 2007

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cook

Term limits are a failed concept.

Any term limit initiative should have a choice of No Term Limits.

Andrew Davey

Wow, Matt! I guess I'll just have to agree with you here. This "term limits" initiative really is a scam meant to allow our "Mayor for Life" Pulido to serve for ANOTHER 16 YEARS while the council members can satisfy themselves with another term. This is NOT "term limits reform"... It's a continuation of what's DEFORMED and deeply wrong in our city government in Santa Ana.

killerjoe

And all the clintoons supporters would have clinton for life. 16 years? Man where do I sign up for that gravy train.

Bladerunner

Jubal--I'm not a big fan of term limit efforts(I prefer term limits the old fashioned way--elections!)but you and Orange Juice have certainly nailed a casualty of Truth in Advertising. But you might as well get comfortable in that shower; pending signature verification the state legislators alleged "term limits" measure is headed our way. You'll need alot of Irish Spring for this one.

Speaking of Irish....you're quoting To Hell or Connaught Oliver Cromwell? You'd better get to confession and make a VERY good Act of Contrition boyo. Rather then quoting an ethnic cleanser, when thinking of Santa Ana's vote refer to John Quinton: "Politicians are people who when they see the light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel."

redperegrine

This whole thing reminds me of folks like Chavez and Musharrif, who at the end of their alotted time decide to rewrite the constitution. The idea of Pulido milking his miserablee fiefdom any longer would be comical if the consequences weren't so severe for the people who live there (and drive over the roads). As Santa Ana descends deeper into a Third World chasm this guy's only response is to squeeze more for himself.

As I drove south on the I-5 the other day and saw the new $1,000,000 paint job on the water tower (Downtown OC - what a hoot!) I was struck by the cruel irony of SA trying to present itself as a 21 Century city by deploying its idiotic slogan on something as obsolete as a horse-drawn carriage.

I get the feeling this city council has no sense of irony - or shame.

gus

Your applauding of Benavides and Martinez is misplaced. M

Martinez did not vote in favor of the item because she's fiscally prudent. She did it b/c she wants her friend, Yvette Verino to run for Alvarez's seat. Benevides did so for the same reason: He wants his friend, Roman Reyna, to run for Alvarez's seat.

So, you see, everyone has an angle.

redperegrine

Gus, you just said a mouthful.

Patricia

So Pulido would get another 16 years?! I knew him a long time ago...back before he was Fidel. What a disappointment.

The third-worldization of California continues.

Eric

One of my family members helped the Santa Ana Napolean get into office. Once in power, how easy one forgets those who were the key supporters; especially when no one else even had a remote idea of one's existence. The city spends the majority of its money in salaries (80-some-odd percent); of course that includes the ridiculous salaries of the mayor and city attorney. Fix roads? "Education First"? Sure...after we pay ourselves what we want. The city needs new blood AT LEAST every 6-8 years. Extending term limits is so Podrido's Chronies can remain as long as possible. This guy already blew a career in politics as a "Democrat", therefore he needs to milk the citizens of SA as long as possible. The heavy boot to his posterior is long over due.

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