Author Archives: Harry Sidhu

Mayor Sidhu: State Auditor Is Wrong – Anaheim Is Strong

Anaheim is doing just fine, thank you. Our city has emerged from the challenge of our time with economic recovery underway and a bright future ahead. You wouldn’t know it from a recent report on California cities that ranked Anaheim alongside El Cerrito and Calexico. The report, by the California State Auditor’s Office, generated headlines as intended. But it got ...

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Sidhu: “A New Golden Age For Anaheim”

Following is the full text of Mayor Harry Sidhu’s 2021 State of the City Address: Welcome back Anaheim. We are back! It has been two long years since we met like this. In that time, our city has faced the greatest challenge of our lifetime. And maybe the greatest challenge ever. A lot has happened. But for any city to ...

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Sidhu: Hope Returns To Anaheim As California Reopens

[Originally published in the OC Register on April 18, 2021] Anaheim is back. Disneyland, a place of joy and inspiration for all Californians, is about to reopen after more than a year. Fans are back in the stands cheering on Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim Ducks are closing out their season with fans ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Our New Council Focused On Coronavirus, Economy

We have just come through a test — and triumph — of our local democracy. As coronavirus challenged voting this year, Orange County’s democracy emerged stronger, with a smooth election and nearly 90% turnout, the highest in half a century. In Anaheim, Orange County’s largest and most prominent city, voters sent a clear message of support for our city’s ongoing ...

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Mayor Harry Sidhu: The Time For Recovery Is Now

{Editor: this op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on September 18, 2020] After saving lives, the most critical part of any crisis is recovery. We have made great progress slowing the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim, Orange County and across California. But our state is failing when it comes to economic recovery. This week, we mark an unprecedented six ...

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Mayor Harry Sidhu: Thank You To The Heroes Of Anaheim

There are many heroes in this crisis who deserve our praise. I have mentioned some of them before. Very special thanks must be given to our medical workers in hospitals who are caring for the sick at great personal risk to their own health. Thank you to our City’s first responders, Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel and Police Officers, who also continue to provide ...

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Sen. Moorlach Commends Gavin Newsom Focus On Homelessness

From the office of Senator John M.W. Moorlach: Sen. John M.W. Moorlach Commends Gov. Newsom for Stressing Homeless Solutions in State of the State SACRAMENTO – State Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature: “I want ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Some Much Needed Clarity On The Angel Stadium Deal

[Editor’s note: originally published in the OC Register on January 8, 2020.] Anaheim and all of Orange County can be proud of the proposal for baseball in our city. It would keep the Angels here for decades, sell the stadium site at market value, relieve taxpayers of costs and bring money and community benefits for Anaheim neighborhoods. The years of ...

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