Jose Moreno

Termed-Out Councilman Jose Moreno Mulling Left-Wing Primary Challenge to Either Rep. Correa or Assemblyman Daly

Termed-out Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is considering mounting a primary challenge against either Representative Lou Correa or Assemblyman Tom Daly – both of whom are traditional liberals. Appearing on September 20 on “Itz Happenin,” an online political discussion program for local progressives, Moreno was asked about any political plans in 2022 (the District 3 councilman is termed ...

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Two Serious Contenders Jump Into District 3 Council Race

Two serious candidates, representing different wings of the Democratic Party, have entered the lists in recent weeks to contend for District 3 in the 2022 election.  Left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who currently represents District 3, is termed out. Natalie Rubalcava and Al Jabbar both pulled papers in recent weeks. Rubalcava is a moderate, pro-business Democrat while Jabbar is a ...

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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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Anaheim City Council Mothballs Premium Pay Ordinance

The Anaheim City Council voted on Tuesday to effectively kill a proposal to impose a $3 an hour premium pay mandate on targeted grocery stores and retailers – a proposal originated by Councilman Jose F. Moreno at the behest of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union. The UFCW has been a major donor to Councilman Moreno’s campaigns, making ...

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Declining Case Rates, Businesses’ Hiring Scramble Argue Against “Premium Pay” Ordinance

Thanks to a continued decline in its COVID-19 case rate, Orange County will lilely enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier next week. This will allow Orange County businesses their widest operating latitude to date. Theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort will be able to increase their capacity to 35% from 25%. Guests must still be either Californians or fully ...

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Jose Moreno’s Premium Pay Proposal Will Hurt Anaheim Businesses, Workers and Families

On May 11, the Anaheim City Council will consider whether to take action on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s proposal to impose premium pay on Anaheim grocers, retailers and drug stores. It’s proponents like to call it “hazard pay”: a $3-$5 an hour premium tacked onto employees’ existing wages – which currently average $18 an hour for grocery store employees. At ...

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Moreno Fails To Condemn His Appointee’s “China Virus” Comment About Potential Sister City

Tonight, the Anaheim City Council will consider dismissing one of Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s appointees to the Sister City Commission. As first reported in the Anaheim Independent, at the February and March meetings of the commission, Commissioner Larry Larsen blasted consideration of sister city status with the Chinese city of Pudong, blaming China for the economic devastation inflicted on Anaheim ...

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Moreno-Appointee Blasts Proposed Sister City With Pudong, Blames “China Virus” For Devastating Anaheim

You wouldn’t expect Anaheim’s Sister City Commission to be the occasion for charged political debate, but during the body’s February and March meetings, Commissioner Larry Larsen has taken a rhetorical blowtorch to cementing a sister city relationship between Anaheim and the Chinese city of Pudong. Pudong is basically a borough of Shanghai and home to the Shanghai Disney Resort. The ...

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