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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Ashleigh Aitken Announces 2nd Run For Mayor

Attorney Ashleigh Aitken has announced her candidacy for mayor of Anaheim, setting up a re-match with Mayor Harry Sidhu, who defeated her in 2018. Aitken filed her initial paperwork yesterday. Aitken, a liberal Democrat and former federal prosecutor, is a member of the Orange County Fair Board, a post to which she was appointed in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown. ...

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Building Trades Endorse Mayor Harry Sidhu For Re-Election

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu picked up a major endorsement of his bid for re-election in 2022, as the LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council announced its official support for his candidacy. “After reviewing your public experience and your commitment to working families, we think you will be a great asset when you are re-elected,” states the endorsement. “The Building Trades Craft ...

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State of the City: Mayor Sidhu Recaps Historic Pandemic Impact, Response; Charts Anaheim ‘Second Golden Age’ Recovery

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim is entering a second Golden Age with more than $5 billion in investment planned around the city’s sports venues and theme parks, Mayor Harry Sidhu said Wednesday in his annual State of the City address. The investment around Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and in the Anaheim Resort will lead the city’s recovery ...

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Mayor Sidhu to Give State of the City Address On Wednesday, July 14

The traditional Anaheim State of the City address returns this Wednesday, July 14, after a two-year hiatus. Mayor Harry Sidhu headline the annual civic ritual to provide an update on where the city is and where it is headed. Last year’s State of the City event was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions imposed by the state. Mayor Sidhu’s address ...

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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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Sidhu Recall Organizers Admit Their Campaign Has Failed

Yesterday, the ersatz spokesman/leader of the campaign to recall Mayor Harry Sidhu admitted the effort is a failure.  In a post on his Orange Juice Blog, Vern Nelson confessed “there was no way we could collect 17,000 signatures to recall the corrupt Mayor Sidhu by the deadline this weekend.” Nelson blamed the campaign’s failure on the “severity of the [COVID-19] ...

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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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COVID-19: Sidhu Asks Council To Approve Temporary Eviction Moratorium

The coronavirus pandemic has hit California communities like a whirlwind, and Anaheim is no exception. The Anaheim Resort (including the Disney parks), the Anaheim Convention Center and a number of venues temporarily closed down last week. Anaheim City Hall shut down earlier this week out of an abundance of caution. The iconic Anaheim White House is shutting down for the ...

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Mayor Sidhu, Council Take Action To Continue Enforcing Anti-Camping Laws

Earlier this month, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement augmenting its partnership with the Salvation Army to increase the city’s inventory of homeless shelter beds – allowing the city to continue enforcing ordinances against camping and storing personal property on public facilities like city parks. Under the agreement, the Salvation Army will add another 100 beds to its existing ...

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