City of Santa Ana
Special Meeting of the City Council


August 20, 2013

Council Chamber
22 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, California

5:30 PM

Miguel A. Pulido

Sal Tinajero
Mayor Pro Tem - Ward 6

Michele Martinez
Councilmember - Ward 2

P. David Benavides
Councilmember - Ward 4


Vincent F. Sarmiento
Councilmember - Ward 1

Angelica Amezcua
Councilmember Elect – Ward 3

Roman A. Reyna
Councilmember Elect – Ward 5

Sonia R. Carvalho
City Attorney
Kevin O’Rourke
Interim City Manager
Maria D. Huizar
Clerk of the Council

NOTE: If you need special assistance to participate in this Council meeting, please contact Ellen Smiley, City ADA Program Coordinator, at (714) 647-5340. Please call prior to the meeting date, to allow the City enough time to make reasonable arrangements for accessibility to this meeting. [Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II, 28 CFR 35.102]




CALL TO ORDER                                       MAYOR PULIDO



Pursuant to Government Code Sec. 54954.3, the public may address the City Council on items listed on the Special Agenda.

      At the discretion of the Chair, at the first Public Comment portion of the meeting, all comments may be considered jointly.  The public will be given the opportunity to speak three (3) minutes on any and all matters contained on the Agenda.  All requests to speak shall be submitted in writing to the Clerk of the Council at the beginning of the meeting and before Public Comments begin. Speaker forms will be available at the meeting.

      REQUESTS TO SPEAK SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION BEGINS WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.  When speaking, all persons addressing the City Council shall follow the rules of decorum as detailed on the back of the speaker form.  The presiding officer shall have the power and responsibility to enforce decorum and order of the meeting as set forth in Section 2-104(c) of the Santa Ana Municipal Code.


The Brown Act permits legislative bodies to discuss certain matters without members of the public present. The City Council finds, based on advice from the City Attorney, that discussion in open session of the following matters will prejudice the position of the City in existing and anticipated litigation:

1A                   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)



1B                   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED/POTENTIAL LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)

State of California, Department of Finance (DOF)


1C                   PUBLIC EMPLOYEE – APPOINTMENT AND PERFORMANCE evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)(1)

                        Title: Interim City Manager


1D                   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 

                        Agency Negotiators:                  Personnel Services Executive Director, Ed Raya

                        Employee Organizations:         Santa Ana Police Officers Association (POA) and Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) Full-Time Employees


CLOSED SESSION REPORT  - The City Attorney will report on any action(s) to be taken at the Regular Meeting which will begin immediately following the Closed Session Meeting.


ADJOURNMENT - Regular Meeting of the City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, California.