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Council Approves Taxpayer Protection Act, Rejects Ballot-Box Budgeting, Switches Angels Negotiator

The Anaheim City Council voted on a number of controversial agenda items last night in a marathon meeting that lasted until almost midnight. Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposed amendment to the city charter would raise the vote threshold for the city council to place a new or increased tax before the voters from a simple majority to ...

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Tait Trying To Resurrect Public Employee Union-Funded Initiative

Anaheim Insider here. It’s helpful to remember that at this evening’s council meeting, Mayor Tom Tait will try to resurrect “Take Back Anaheim”: a failed 2012 initiative that was crafted by Anaheim liberals and funded by the union representing Anaheim city government employees. The Mayor has re-named it (but you can see the “new” name on the banner above), but ...

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OC Register: Send Murray’s Tax Protection Measure To The Voters

The OC Register editorial page today published an editorial calling on the Anaheim City Council to place Councilwoman Kris Murray’s “Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act” before the voters: Anaheim’s City Council was expected to vote tonight on whether to send the kindly named Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act to the November 2016 general election ballot. The council should do so. Admittedly, the ...

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OC Business Council: “Approve Protection for Anaheim Taxpayers”

Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn published a column in yesterday’s OC Register calling on the Anaheim City Council to vote to place before voters the Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act proffered by Councilwoman Kris Murray: Approve protection for Anaheim taxpayers In the middle of California’s drought, I’m reminded of an old Jewish proverb that says “taxes grow ...

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A Reminder Why “Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act” Is Needed

Councilwoman Kris Murray proposes amending the Anaheim City Charter to require at least a two-thirds affirmative vote by the Anaheim City Council in order to place a new or increased tax before the voters – up from the current simple majority. Voter already have the right to vote on new or higher taxes; Murray’s charter amendment merely places another hurdle ...

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OC Taxpayers Association: “Anaheim Taxpayers Need Protection”

Carolyn Cavecche, president of the OC Taxpayers Association, penned this op-ed in yesterday’s OC Register, calling on the Anaheim City Council to place Councilwoman Kris Murray’s Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act charter amendment on the November 2016 ballot. She also notes that other charter cities in the county are following Murray’s lead with like charter amendments of their own. California voters ...

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Murray: “Closing The Tax Loophole For Charter Cities”

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray bylined this article in today’s edition of Fox and Hounds Daily: Closing the Tax Loophole for Charter Cities By Kris Murray In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 62, which among other things, closed some loopholes in Prop. 13 and mandated a local agency’s legislative body obtain a two-thirds vote in order to place new or higher ...

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Community Update From Councilwoman Kris Murray

This community update from Councilwoman Kris Murray came over the transom yesterday: Anaheim’s Public Safety Budget Initiative – Right on Track Great news in Anaheim – city revenues are keeping pace and in some aspects exceeding budget projections. At a recent mid-year budget report, the city’s finance director updated the City Council on the status of the city’s budget across ...

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SD37 Watch: Current and Former Anaheim Councilmembers Endorse Don Wagner

This came over the transom yesterday from the Don Wagner for Senate campaign: ANAHEIM LEADERS RALLY BEHIND WAGNER’S STATE SENATE BID KRING, MURRAY, SIDHU AND EASTMAN BACK WAGNER IRVINE – Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, Councilmember Kris Murray, and former Mayors Pro Tem Harry Sidhu and Gail Eastman, have united in support of Assemblyman Don Wagner’s campaign for State ...

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