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OCCORD Staff Exodus Continues; Focus On Stadium Deal Among Reasons

The exodus of staff from OCCORD (Orange County Community Organized For Responsible Development) continues, as the once-muscular progressive political advocacy group shrinks to just four staffers from a high of more than a dozen several weeks ago.  Two more senior staffers are among the recent departures. According to recent media reporting based on interviews with departing staffers,  a leading factor ...

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Internal Turmoil At Left-Wing Advocacy Group OCCORD

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), a left-wing political advocacy group that focuses its energies on Anaheim and Santa Ana, is suffering from internal turmoil amidst a mass exodus of staffers. Earlier today, OCCORD sent out an e-mail from OCCORD Chair Ada Briceno regarding a mass exodus of staff: “Over the past few weeks, several of OCCORD’s employees ...

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Is Rent Control Advocacy Part of Good Parenting? OCCORD Thinks So

If you asked people to list the attributes of good parenting, it’s unlikely anyone cite rent control advocacy. Don’t tell that to OCCORD, the social justice advocacy and community organizing group with a $1.5 million annual budget. At the political rally it organized at Katella High School last month, the progressive lobbying group passed out this flyer: Apparently, being an ...

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UPDATED: OCCORD’s Angel Stadium “Forum” Tainted By Politics, Deceptive Rhetoric

UPDATED with response from the AUHSD. The May 15 “educational event” organized by OCCORD, UNITE-HERE Local 11 and SEIU at Katella High School was hyper-political, one-sided and deceptive – punctuated by episodes of surreality. Political Campaign Rally, Not A Residents Forum It was readily apparent audience members were not ordinary, unaffiliated residents there under the assumption they were attending an ...

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OCCORD Executive Director Shakeel Syed Calls America “Racist”

When UNITE-HERE Local 11 has a political interest in an Anaheim City Council council agenda item, it’s a safe bet Shakeel Syed, the executive director of its subsidiary OCCORD, will be there to speak. Last week, for example, he and other UNITE-HERE Local 11 minions joined co-president Ada Briceno speaking against Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposal to revise the $18 minimum ...

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OCCORD & Cory Briggs Lose GardenWalk Hotels Lawsuit; Tait Wages Guerrilla War Against Latest Hotel Deals

The leftist advocacy group Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) has lost it more than three-year-long litigation against the economic assistance agreement between the City of Anaheim and the developer of the GardenWalk Hotels project. Orange County Superior Court Judge David McEachen ruled again against OCCORD and Briggs; appealing to the California Supreme Court is now their only option ...

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The Radical Politics of the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD Coalition

In addition to being interim executive director of OCCORD, Ada Briceno is also secretary-treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents workers at the Disney properties, the Anaheim Hilton and Aramark food service employees. Following last week’s Anaheim City Council vote approving the district map and sequencing sought by the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD-led political coalition, Briceno exhorted her supporters, “In November, we are going ...

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OCCORD/Tait Rally Fizzles

Anaheim Insider here. The press release issued by OCCORD for the rally it is organizing with Mayor Tom Tait claimed “hundreds of Anaheim residents and dozens of community groups” would swarm Anaheim City Hall for a pre-council meeting rally and press conference. Here are photos of the press conference/rally posted a few minutes ago by OCCORD on its Facebook page: ...

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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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