District 3

Moreno Demands City Issue Statement That Is Anti-Free Speech

As we reported earlier, Councilman Jose F. Moreno was the primary mover behind the successful anti-free speech effort to force a controversial conservative political rally out of Anaheim. In an e-mail this Saturday weekend to Mayor Harry Sidhu, City Manager Jim Vanderpool and Planning Director Ted White, Moreno demanded that “at minimum,” the city must also issue a “strong and ...

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Jose Moreno Gets “Community Service” Slap On The Wrist For Illegally Shutting Down Katella/Habor Intersection In Union Action

On January 24, 2019, the militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 orchestrated a shut-down of the busy intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim. It was a deliberate attempt disrupt the opening day of the NAMM Show – the Anaheim Convention Center’s biggest trade show. Local 11 was in a labor dispute with the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, ...

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Moreno Support for Prop. 15: Putting Government Profit Over People

On Tuesday, shortly before the beginning of the Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilman Jose F. Moreno shared an Anaheim Brewery Facebook post and urged people to “support local business”: A few hours later, Moreno was arguing in favor of Proposition 15 – a ballot initiative that would hurt small businesses like Anaheim Brewery by dramatically raising commercial property taxes. In ...

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Jose Moreno’s Deceptive Angel Stadium Math

The narrative being broadcast by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and his political and media allies – in their attempt to derail the Angels agreement – is that the stadium site is being sold for less than it is worth. However, upon closer examination, Moreno’s numbers don’t add up. Last week, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to approve agreements keeping ...

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Hypocrisy: Moreno Urges Followers To Swarm Colleagues’ Social Media, Keeps His Closed To Critics

Yesterday, Councilman Jose F. Moreon made another appearance on “ITZ Happenin!”, a podcast co-hosted by Joese Gloria Hernandez, a former staffer for the left-wing advocacy group OCCORD and Moreno’s former campaign manager. Appearing with him was former Mayor Tom Tait. Both of them bashed the agreement negotiated with the Angels to keep them in Anaheim while selling the stadium site ...

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More COVID Sanctimony By Moreno At Tomorrow’s Council Meeting?

There’s a COVID-19 update on tomorrow night’s Anaheim City Council agenda, which virtually guarantees another bout of pontificating from Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Moreno frequently declares “public health must be our first consideration” and paints concerns with keeping businesses open as putting “dollars” ahead of health.  However, Moreno’s actions demonstrate his willingness to put political and ideological considerations ahead of ...

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Jose Moreno’s Garden Of Taxation

Since he first ran for city council in 2014, Councilman Jose F. Moreno has hankered to enact more city taxes. In recent weeks, he has been exploiting the damage the COVID crisis has inflicted on city finances to push for new taxes. He has been asking the council to place new taxes on the November 2020 ballot. He is talking ...

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Councilman Jose Moreno Wants To Impose More Taxes In Anaheim

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno is taking advantage of the state-imposed economic shutdown and the legalized cannabis business discussion to beat the drum for more taxes in Anaheim: taxes on telecom, ticket taxes on the Disneyland Resort, the Angels and the Honda Center. Is anyone really surprised? At a Zoom townhall he hosted on May 11, Moreno signaled his ...

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Hearing On Jose Moreno’s Arrest Continued…Again

The pre-trial hearing on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s two misdemeanor counts of criminal arrest was continued yet again. He and his 20 co-defendants – including Ada Briceno, the boss of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and the OC Democratic Party – were scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on April 29. But since the courts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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OC Register Editorial Board Punts On Publishing Informed Opinion

  Last week, the OC Register published an inaccurate and misleading editorial on the resignation of Chris Zapata headlined “Anaheim Punts On City Manager Exit.” The irony reality is it’s the OCR editorial board that punted…on its responsibility to publish informed editorials. There is such a thing as opinion journalism, practiced in its best form by outfits like the Wall ...

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