Anaheim Insider here.
Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada abruptly retired last Monday following demands for his departure by both the management and rank-and-file unions. Let’s recap the status City of Unstableheim leadership:
- Interim City Manager Linda Andal
- Acting Police Chief Julian Harvey
- Acting City Attorney Kristin Pelletier
- Acting City Clerk Theresa Bass
Presumably helping to fill these positions is Acting Human Resources Director Jason Motsick.
This is on top of the Operation Clean Sweep, by which the “People’s Council” forced the mass resignation of every city commissioner. This had the effect of causing projects in the development pipeline to grind to a snail’s pace since five of the seven Planning Commission members had no idea what as going on and had to be brought up to speed. Anaheim is a big city and there are lots of projects in the pipeline. Compounding the problem was the departure several weeks ago of the Planning Director, who left to go to work for Oceanside.
Maybe it should be called the Acting City of Anaheim. At this rate, the city will soon by in the operational hands of interns and Explorer Scouts.