Best Ownership of a City Council - 2010
Michael Harrah and the Santa Ana City Council
For half a decade, Newport Beach real-estate developer Michael Harrah has been given the green light to build OC's largest building, a proposed 37-story office tower in Santa Ana. He wasn't able to pull it off, and this year, he returned to the city asking for five additional public concessions. Without an iota of debate from the Santa Ana City Council, the multimillionaire got everything he asked for, including the right to seek future public financial assistance for his private project.