City Council

OC Government Union Pumps In Another $12,000 to Support John Leos

The Orange County Employees Association (of which the Anaheim Municipal Employees Association is part) has spent another $12,428 in its effort to get county worker and government union activist John Leos elected to Anaheim City Council. That’s on top of the $50,000 the big government union put into a separate campaign account, “The Committee In Support of John Leos for Anaheim ...

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Campaign Mailbox: Brandman First Out of Box With Mail

Anaheim Union High School Trustee Jordan Brandman is the first city council out of the box with a mail piece that began landing in Anaheim voter mailboxes last Friday. The OC Registrar of Voters will start mailing vote-by-mail ballots tomorrow, so mailers will now start landing heavily. Generally speaking, a candidate’s first few mailers are positive pieces intended to introduce voters to the candidate and ...

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Who Is Running John Leos’ Campaign?

We should know the answer to that question by the end of this week: campaign reports should be available tomorrow. According to Leo’s campaign reports, the consultant for his 2010 council run was Andrew Gibson. You can read them here. Andrew is the brother of Robert Gibson, who is president of both the Orange County Employees Association Board of Directors, and president of ...

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Who Is Jason Sumague-Young?

Or Jason Garner Young, depending on the circumstance. In any case, the question isn’t easy to answer. He runs an obscure blog called SaveAnaheim.com that is mainly devoted to attacking the character and integrity of anyone who disagrees with his view of Anaheim politics — especially Councilwoman Kris Murray – and runs a few obscure Facebook pages dedicated to attacking Murray and ...

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Coming Soon: A Police Oversight Commission?

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has asked City Manager Bob Wingenroth to come back to the council with a draft plan for a citizens oversight board for the Anaheim Police Department. Per the OC Register: “The time has come,” Tait said. “It would be good for the city to have a trusted group of citizens look into any allegations of misconduct.”

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Riots Cost Anaheim More Than Just $1.7 Million In Police O.T.

According to the OC Register, dealing with the summer riots in Anaheim cost $1.7 million in police overtime. “The Police Department spent $1.7 million on officer overtime during a four-week stretch when people took to the streets to protest two fatal shootings by police and long-simmering political frustration over the summer. The department deployed SWAT officers, mounted patrols, detectives and ...

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Galloway Pulls Anti-Circus Ordinance…But Council Meeting Was Still A Circus

Mere minutes before the start of last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilwoman Lorri Galloway’s colleagues learned she would pull her proposed ordinance to ban circus animals from city soil. Her target was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has the temerity to entertain children and their parents with exotic animals like elephants and tigers, all while making…wait ...

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