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Tom Tait and Jose Moreno Headline Pro-Districts Panel Talk

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Dr. Jose F. Moreno (leftist academic and would-be Anaheim councilmember) will be the featured members on a panel tomorrow night sponsored by the Arab-American Civic Council to discuss the impact of the recently adopted council districts map and sequencing. Joining them on the panel will be Mirvette Judeh. The panel is entitled “We The People’s ...

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Your Education Tax Dollars At Work….Planting Seeds of Civil Disturbance in Anaheim

As readers may know, the coalition of left-wing pressure groups trying – with much success – to control Anaheim’s districting process degenerated into a mob at this week’s Anaheim City Council meeting. After a council vote went against them, coalition operatives erupted, shouting “Shut it down!” in an attempt to prevent the city council from continuing the people’s business. Mayor ...

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Tom Tait and OCCORD Organizing Left-Wing Rally Before Today’s Council Meeting

Anaheim Insider here. The progressive political interests that have dominated Anaheim’s districting process are gearing up for a show of force at tonight’s City Council meeting. Their goal is to shout down the Council Majority and intimidate Councilman Jordan Brandman into caving to their demand to exclude West Anaheim’s District 2 from the 2016 ballot in favor of Latino-majority District ...

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City Council Votes To Adopt A New Council Districts Map In Early 2016

The Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 to scrap the previously selected council districts map and instead use Citizen voting Age Population census data that will be available next month to create a new map that has two Latino majority districts. On last night’s agenda was the required second reading for the ordinance for a map of six council districts. In ...

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Council To Consider Extending Vacation Rental Moratorium; Left-Wing Union UNITE-HERE Jumps Into Fray

One of the items on tomorrow night’s Anaheim City Council agenda is extending the current 45-day moratorium on short-term vacation rentals for another 186 days, until May 3 of next year. The moratorium would: “…impos[e] a moratorium, with certain exceptions, on the issuance or renewal of use permits, variances, building permits, business licenses or any other entitlement or permit for ...

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BREAKING: Judge Dismisses OCCORD Lawsuit Against GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

UPDATED with reaction from City of Anaheim Superior Court Judge David McEachen has dismissed the OCCORD lawsuit against the City of Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. The left-wing advocacy group has been represented in this suit by liberal litigator Cory Briggs (who is also CATER’s partner-in-litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion). Judge McEachen ruling clears ...

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Judges Issues Final Ruling In Favor Of GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

OC Superior Court Judge David McEachen has ruled against a left-wing activist group’s lawsuit against Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement (EAA) with the GardenWalk Hotels project. As we reported two weeks ago, Judge McEachen issued a tentative ruling against Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), the union-funded progressive advocacy group that in 2013 filed a pretty flimsy lawsuit seeking ...

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OC Labor Federation Injects Another $10,000 Into “Yes on Measure L” Campaign

The Left continues to pour money into its effort to change the rules of how the Anaheim City Council is elected in order to produce elections results more to their liking, i.e. the election of left-of-center councilmembers to adopt left-of-center policies. The latest donation comes from the Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), which on Thursday, ...

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Militant Union “UNITE-HERE” Puts $25,000 Into Measure L Campaign for By-District Council Elections

The campaign for by-district council elections has received another big union check: UNITE-HERE Local 11 contributed $25,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is the “Yes on Measure L” campaign.  Who does UNITE-HERE Local 11 represent? Hotel workers (and food service employees). Of what does Anaheim have thousands? Non-unionized hotel workers that UNITE-HERE not only wants, but needs as members.  ...

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Dark Money and San Francisco Bay Area Dollars Sole Financial Support for By-District Elections Campaign

Take a gander at the campaign finance report filed by the campaign to carve Anaheim into single-member council districts. Two things jump out beside the $101,100 in contributions: 93% of that total is the “dark money” hated by the progressives running this campaign  and not a penny of it comes from Anaheim – most is from Northern California. The biggest ...

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