Trevor O’Neil

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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Councilman Trevor O’Neil Blasts Latest Newsom COVID Lockdown Strategy

Following the swearing in of the new and re-elected councilmembers last night, District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil used the council comments portion of the meeting to take aim at the latest in Governor Newsom’s ever-changing criteria and strategies for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: We have now been subjected to another stay at home order that is just crushing our ...

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City Council Approves Agreement To Rapidly Create 1,000+ Affordable Workforce Housing Units

Acting on the recommendation of an ad hoc committee led by Councilman Trevor O’Neil, the city council earlier this month approved that will create more than a 1,000 units of affordable workforce housing. The council voted to participate in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), a new state program that assists local governments in finance affordable workforce housing. Most ...

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Trevor O’Neil: Relief Today, Recovery Planning for Tomorrow in Anaheim

[Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in the Orange County Register] We know Orange County is missing all that is great about Anaheim ― Disneyland, baseball, hockey, concerts, conventions, entertainment and dining. But don’t worry. Anaheim will be back. Right now, we are doing our part. And no other Orange County city has done as much to address the impacts ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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Council Approves 6-Year Contract With Anaheim Police Association; Moreno, Barnes Oppose

The Anaheim City Council recently approved a new, six-year contract with the Anaheim Police Association (APA). Under the terms of the agreement, police officers will receive a 3% pay increase for 2019-20 fiscal year, and annual increases of 2.5% through the 2024-25 fiscal year. Each APA members’ employee contribution to their retirement health savings account (RHSA) will be reduced from ...

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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Anaheim City Council Enacts Senior Safety Net

From Councilman Trevor O’Neil: ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL ENACTS SENIOR SAFETY NET The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday voted to enact a housing assistance program aimed at helping seniors facing sudden financial hardships in covering housing costs. The city’s first-ever Senior Safety Net is a pilot program that allocates $645,000 in federal housing grant funds for senior assistance. “For the past ...

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City Council Approves Installing Fire Detection Cameras In Anaheim Hills

The Canyon 2 in 2017 hit Anaheim Hills hard, burning more than 9,000 acres and damaging 25 homes. The ensuing investigation revealed that delayed OC Fire Authority response to initial reports of the fire enabled its spread. Acting to prevent such a scenario from re-occurring, the Anaheim  City Council last night approved the installation of four state-of-the-art fire detection cameras ...

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O’Neil: Standing Up For Residents Facing Extreme Rent Hikes

At last Tuesday’s council meeting, my colleagues and I tabled a measure on a 6-1 vote that would have introduced Rent Control to Anaheim. The issue came to our attention after residents of Rancho La Paz mobile park reported proposed rent increases of upwards of 50 percent. I empathize with those struggling to cope with rising rents, particularly seniors and ...

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