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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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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 Sidhu: Our New Council Focused On Coronavirus, Economy

We have just come through a test — and triumph — of our local democracy. As coronavirus challenged voting this year, Orange County’s democracy emerged stronger, with a smooth election and nearly 90% turnout, the highest in half a century. In Anaheim, Orange County’s largest and most prominent city, voters sent a clear message of support for our city’s ongoing ...

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Mayor Harry Sidhu: The Time For Recovery Is Now

{Editor: this op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on September 18, 2020] After saving lives, the most critical part of any crisis is recovery. We have made great progress slowing the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim, Orange County and across California. But our state is failing when it comes to economic recovery. This week, we mark an unprecedented six ...

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COVID, Anaheim & The Voice of OC: Creating Controversy While Omitting Context

It’s always curious when a media outlet creates a news story when there’s so much real news to report on. Case in point: yesterday’s Voice of OC article on COVID-19 in Anaheim and Santa Ana. Reporter Spencer Custodio tried to inflate what are basically stylistic differences between Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Miguel Pulido into substantive policy differences, ...

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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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