From The Voice Of The OC:

The beginnings of city council meetings are almost always are filled with presentations of awards and honors. It’s a time for photos, smiles and a chance for council members to display their charisma.

But in Santa Ana, it seems, they are also a time for huddling and whispering among council members at the dais.

Consider this scene from Monday’s meeting:

While Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez was busy giving a series of public honors, Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilmen Sal Tinajero and Carlos Bustamante were huddled around Tinajero’s seat, exchanging whispers for a couple of minutes.

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