Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Anaheim City Council Votes 4-0-2 To Support Prop. 13; James Vanderbilt, Denise Barnes Abstain

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On March 6, the Anaheim City Council barely passed a resolution in support of preserving Proposition 13 and opposing any efforts to create a “split roll” property tax system. The resolution was introduced by Councilmember Lucille Kring and is timely in that progressives are attempting to qualify a split-roll initiative for the statewide ballot. The council approved the resolution on ...

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Good Reasons For Not Signing Anaheim Resort Unions’ $18 Wage Initiative

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A coalition of Anaheim Resort unions, led by radical UNITE-HERE Local 11, will soon be collecting signatures to qualify an initiative to impose an $18 an hour minimum wage on leading Anaheim employers, including the Disneyland Resort. There are a host of reason why Anaheim voters should not sign this extreme, economically destructive initiative. The Union Initiative Will Destroy Existing ...

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Ironic Funding Source For Pro-Union Group That Authored $18 Minimum Wage Initiative Study

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Militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 is leading a coalition of Anaheim Resort unions seeking to qualify an $18 minimum wage for the November ballot. The state minimum wage is currently $11 an hour – if approved, this initiative would give the Anaheim Resort the highest minimum wage in the nation. It would apply to any Anaheim Resort business with some kind ...

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Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim’s Current Police Spending Will “Create A Police State”

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During the city council’s mid-year budget review on February 27, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his feeling that continuation of current police spending levels will turn Anaheim “into a police state.” “If we keep investing just in police and fire – really, police – we’re really creating a police state, and I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want ...

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Jose F. Moreno Praises Advocates Who Sued County, Anaheim To Stop Clearing of Riverbed Homeless Camp

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An Anaheim resident recently e-mailed District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno regarding the number of vouchers for West Anaheim-based motels that have been given to the homeless cleared from the Santa Ana River Trail. Moreno replied by praising the radical homeless advocates and criticizing Councilwoman Kris Murray for her efforts – Operation Home SAFE – to spur the clearing of ...

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OC GOP Endorses Harkey in CD49; Ling-Ling Chang In Newman Recall; Coronado in AD65

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On Monday night, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to endorse candidates in three key races: Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey in the 49th Congressional District; former Anaheim school board trustee Alexandria Coronado in the 65th Assembly District; and former Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang on the replacement ballot in the election to recall Sen. Josh Newman in ...

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City Council To Consider Requiring Special Elections to Fill Council Vacancies

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Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will consider placing a charter amendment on the June 5, 2018 ballot requiring council seat vacancies be filled by special election. Currently, the council has the option to fill a vacancy either by direct appointment or calling a special election. The amendment is being proposed by Councilwoman Kris Murray as in keeping with the spirit ...

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Clearing of Santa Ana River Homeless Camp Nearly Complete

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The herculean task of clearing of the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail is expected to be by this evening. A multi-jurisdictional effort led by the County of Orange began clearing the encampment on Tuesday, February 20 – beginning at Ball Road/Taft Avenue and moving south. By Friday evening, the encampments running along the west bank of the ...

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Judge Allows Riverbed Homeless Camp Eviction To Proceed, Requires County to Provide Motel Vouchers, More Shelter Beds

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The County of Orange has received the OK from a federal district judge to proceed with removing the sprawling homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail. The judicial go-ahead came with the requirement that transitional housing – such as 30-day motel vouchers and Tuff Shed-type tiny houses on municipal property – be provided as an option to the homeless people ...

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