The early returns are showing that Santa Ana Council member Cecilia Iglesias (R) is losing the recall vote. So far, about 11,000 have voted for a recall and 8600 were opposed. Final results won't be announced until Friday. Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member Nelida Mendoza is leading by six points in the replacement race over Thai Viet Phan and planning commissioner Angie Cano (who is opposed to the recall).
There was also an attempt to recall Councilman Juan Villegas (I), though that seems to have failed. The recall effort is backed by the police union, over their votes on how to spend a $25 million sales tax. The two voted to spend it on neighborhood improvements. The council approved a police raise.
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