City Council

Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim

From Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim We need more transparency, not less. At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, I attempted to bring debate on additional transparency measures aimed at conducting the people’s business with greater sunshine. Sadly, that debate never occurred. I offered amendments to strengthen an open government proposal by Council Member Jose Moreno. These ...

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Emery Out; City Clerk Linda Andal Named Interim City Manager

The Anaheim City Council began its closed session meeting at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon to decide the fate of City Manager Paul Emery and appoint an interim city manager. They didn’t emerge until nearly 6:00 p.m. – long past the official 5:00 p.m. start time for the regular council meeting. City Manager Paul Emery tendered a forced resignation which was ...

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What’s Motivating Tait Council Majority Push To Oust City Manager?

Anaheim Insider here. It’s unusual for a City Council to oust a City Manager, especially when the normal indicators of city government health are generally positive. Anaheim’s tax revenues are up, civic improvements are being funded and moving through the pipeline, the city’s convention and tourism economy continue growing, major economic investment is taking place. Other Orange County cities would ...

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Homelessness: City Council To Vote On Re-Affirming Anti-Camping Ban

This Tuesday, June 20, the Anaheim City Council will vote on re-affirming the anti-camping ordinance enacted in 2013 to prevent city parks from being turned into homeless encampments. The ordinance added the ability to prosecute, under appropriate circumstances, camping and storing personal property in parks as misdemeanors rather than mere infractions – giving the city stronger tools for reclaiming the ...

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Moreno’s False Narrative About Measure B and the Anaheim Resort

For progressives, politics is less about truth than about competing narratives – which makes controlling the narrative imperative. [It’s also a major reason campus leftists try to shut down opposing viewpoints, because competing narratives cannot be allowed to take root.] In Anaheim, Councilman Jose F. Moreno is making a determined effort to enthrone his political narrative of the Resort District ...

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April 25 Council Agenda Preview

In addition to Councilman Jose Moreno’s resolution opposing the Trump Administration’s 90-day suspension of travel and immigration from six Middle Eastern countries, here are some additional items the Anaheim City Council will consider: Re-Populating City Commissions and Boards All members of city boards and commissions were asked to resign as part of the Tait Majority’s determination to vertically realign all ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes Priority Number 1: Massive Compensation Hike For Mayor’s Assistant

Anaheim Insider here. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, rarely have so many work so hard to increase the pay of so few. Actually, just one person: Mishal Montgomery, Mayor Tait’s chief policy whisperer and hatchetman. $87,000. All in with benefits and such, the cost of taxpayers of the newly-created “Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor”?: a whopping $158,000.  That is almost ...

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