Tag Archives: Trevor O’Neil

Fact Check: Council Critic Falsely Claims Councilman Faessel Sent Police To His Home

Former city commissioner and long-time political activist Larry Larsen’s claim that Councilman Steve Faessel sent the police to his house – in an attempt to silence a critic – isn’t supported by the facts. His false allegations became a banner headline in the Voice of OC: “Booted Anaheim Commissioner Claims Councilman Faessel Sent Police to His Home.” Subsequent investigation reveals ...

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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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Council Approves Increased Parking Requirements For New Homes

Last week, the city council took steps to limit the impact of new residential developments on parking by increasing the minimum parking space requirement for new homes with four or more bedrooms. Prior to the council’s vote, the city required that homes with four or more bedrooms must have at least four spaces: two in the garage and two in ...

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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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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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Trevor O’Neil: Needle Exchanges Feed Drug Problem Instead of Treating It

Following are remarks given by District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil at last week’s press conference with state Senator John Moorlach introducing the senator’s SB 689: Since California allowed easier needle access in 2015, Anaheim has had to deal with tens of thousands of needles strewn about our streets, parks, and public places.  Last year when we cleared the homeless encampments ...

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