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Voice of OC: State Watchdog to Fine Pulido $13,000 Over Property Swap

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Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido (Right) and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

By Adam Elmahrek
May 11, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido has agreed to pay $13,000 in fines to the state’s political watchdog for several violations of state law related to a real estate deal he conducted with a city contractor.

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District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor’s table at the state of the city address in June. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

By Adam Elmahrek
April 15, 2015 at 7:28 AM

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will be clearing Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido of any criminal wrongdoing related to a property swap between the mayor and a city contractor, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.

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OCRegister: Local cities still face significant pension risks

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Local cities still face significant pension risks

Jan. 17, 2015
Updated 10:44 p.m.
By TERI SFORZA

Things might be looking a bit better, but let’s not let it go to our heads.

Anaheim is still staring down a public pension hole more than half a billion dollars deep.

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Voice of OC: Another Round of Corruption Charges Hits Santa Ana

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By ADAM ELMAHREK
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 10:23 am | Updated: 8:42 pm, Mon Dec 2, 2013.

Barry Levine, on behalf of a former investor with the Santa Ana developer behind a 271-unit apartment complex known as “The Met at South Coast,” has alleged corruption at City Hall and submitted a bundle of records that he says prove it.

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LATimes: Santa Ana to pay new city manager more than $500,000 annually

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David Cavazos, who was hired away from Phoenix, will be one of the highest paid city employees in California. ‘You get what you pay for,’ one councilwoman says.

By Paloma Esquivel
August 7, 2013, 9:29 p.m.

Santa Ana has hired away Phoenix’s city manager and has agreed to an annual salary and benefits package of more than half a million dollars, instantly making him one of the highest paid city employees in California.

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Voice of OC: New Santa Ana City Manager’s Pay Could Exceed $500,000

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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:12 pm | Updated: 7:33 am, Tue Aug 6, 2013.
By ADAM ELMAHREK

The compensation offered to the candidate for Santa Ana’s new city manager could be more than $500,000 annually during a three-year contract, easily putting his pay in the top tier among city managers in the state, according to figures released by the city.

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