Santa Ana Hires City Manager, Calls for Special Election to Fill Council Vacancy
Santa Ana did its best to address two key city leadership positions during a three-and-a-half hour special meeting on Friday afternoon that showed the shambled state of the city more than anything else. Council members started off by approving a contract to bring Kristine Ridge on board as permanent city manager at $290,000 a year in base pay. In another vote, a divided council failed to appoint a candidate to represent Ward 4 following the resignation of ex-councilman Roman Reyna; Instead, they unanimously called for a special election in November.
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