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Miguel  Pulido

Miguel Pulido

Mayor

City of Santa Ana

Since he was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1986, Mayor Miguel Pulido has been a major force in the renaissance and redevelopment of the City. He is currently serving his sixth term as Mayor and has proven to be a leader, not only within the community, but regionally and nationally. Mayor Pulido has focused his efforts on improving the quality of life for all Santa Ana residents. During his tenure the City has experienced 58 percent reduction in crime, an increase in home values, a rise in the number of business licenses, an enhancement of the economic opportunities for the private sector, an overall revitalization of the City's infrastructure and an expansion in social and culture venues. Under Mayor Pulido's leadership, the City of Santa Ana has benefited from a tremendous growth in economic opportunities. As a result of his advocacy efforts, the City of Santa Ana was designated an Enterprise Zone by the State of California in 1993 to promote business growth and job generation by offering state tax credits and incentives to businesses. To date, nearly 23,000 hiring tax credits have been awarded to Santa Ana firms. Mayor Pulido has also taken a lead role in facilitating business opportunities in the global economy. In 1999, he spearheaded the Orange County International Trade Center Advisory Council's efforts to develop a strategy for assisting local businesses expand into international trade. In 2001, Mayor Pulido established the International Business Center and negotiated with President Fox to open Mexico's first trade center in Santa Ana. He was also appointed by the President to serve on the Federal Inter-Governmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, where he provides advice to the United States Trade Ambassador. More importantly, Mayor Pulido secured Federal Empowerment Zone status for some of the City's most disadvantaged neighborhoods, delivering federal funds to build capital, increase employment and to provide needed services to these residents. Mayor Pulido was appointed to serve on the State of California Workforce Investment Board to further employment opportunities, and job services for our residents. Mayor Pulido represents Santa Ana on state and regional issues such as transportation and has served on the Orange County Transportation Authority since 1997 where he is a leader in promoting local street and road improvements and advocating for transit alternatives. He also currently serves on the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), which is responsible for air pollution control and clean air standards to protect public health. Other leadership positions include service as a board member of the Fullerton Community Bank, Great Park Corporation, Pacific Symphony, Discovery Science Center, the UCI Foundation and the Bowers Museum President's Advisory Council. Mayor Miguel Pulido was born in Mexico City in 1956. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. He and his wife, Laura, are the proud parents of two sons, Miguel Robert and David Andrew; and a daughter Isabel.
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