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Santa Ana won't renew contract with firm that made deal with mayor
Santa Ana won't renew contract with firm that made deal with mayor

Santa Ana officials won’t renew a contract with an auto parts dealer involved in a real estate swap with the city's mayor, who now is at the center of a conflict-of-interest investigation. Miguel Pulido is being investigated by the Fair Political Practices Commission for swapping properties with the owner of an auto parts firm and then voting in favor of giving the company an exclusive, no-bid city contract worth $1.35 million. NAPA Orange County Auto Parts' three-year-contract, set to expire in June, had the option of being extended for as many as three successive one-year terms. “Given the controversy surrounding the contract we just felt it would be better to...

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