Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Santa Ana, California

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Santa Ana is a city in California. It is the county seat of Orange County.

Budget

The 2012-2013 budget totals $196 million in appropriations.[1]

Public Employees

Elected Officials

Miguel Pulido has been mayor of Santa Ana since 1994 and faces challengers for his 2012 election campaign. His opponents include: Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides, Miguel Angel Briseno, George Collins, and Lupe Moreno.[2]

Administrative Officials

The number have full time employees has dropped from 1785 in 2008-2009 to 1203 in 2012-2013.[3]

Year Number of Full Time Employees
2008-2009 1785
2009-2010 1635
2010-2011 1513
2011-2012 1510
2012-2013 1203

Salaries

See also: California public employee salaries

According to the 2012-2013 budget, Santa Ana spends 72% of its budget on police and fire departments.[4]

Salary information for elected officials is available here (2010).

Pensions

See also: California public pensions

According to the Orange County Register, Santa Ana has $626,705,044 in unfunded pension liabilities as of 2011.[5]

Lobbying

Main article: California government sector lobbying

For 2007 and 2008, Santa Ana spent $230,832 on lobbying.[6]

Transparency & public records

The city recently passed two ordinances aimed at increasing government transparency. The first, which passed 7-0, added more notice for city council meetings and required information on city contracts, officials' calendars, and certain financial statements to be posted online. The second ordinance, which passed 4-3, requires community meetings for large-scale developments.[7]

Website evaluation

Grade2.pngC-
Budget
{{{1}}}
Meetings
{{{1}}}
Elected Officials P
Partial.png
Administrative Officials P
Partial.png
Permits, zoning
{{{1}}}
Audits
{{{1}}}
Contracts P
Partial.png
Lobbying N
600px-Red x.png
Public Records
{{{1}}}
Local Taxes P
Partial.png

School district websitesGuide.png
Transparency grading process

Last rated on October 13, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[8]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas, minutes, and videos are available.[9]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with email addresses.[10]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed on department pages.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits and zoning information provided.[11][12]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[13]
  • Contracts
    • Bid information is posted.[14]
  • Lobbying
    • Lobbying and ethics information is available.[15]
  • Public Records
    • Public records request form is available.[16]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax revenue and information regarding fees is available in budget documents.[17]

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Individual phone numbers are not provided.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Contact information is not provided for many administrative officials.
  • Contracts
    • Current and past contracts are not available.
  • Lobbying
    • No information on government sector lobbying.
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax rates are not posted.

External links

References