Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

City Council Poised To Press Re-Set Button in Angels Negotiations

The City of Anaheim and the Angels are hitting the re-set button in an effort to forge a mutually-beneficial agreement to keep the baseball team in Anaheim. As a first-step toward re-starting negotiations with the Angels, newly-elected Mayor Harry Sidhu is asking the city council on January 15 to extend the team’s stadium lease from October 2019 to the end ...

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Al Jabbar Joining Supervisor-Elect Doug Chaffee’s Staff As Deputy Chief

New 4th District Supervisor Doug Chaffee has hired Al Jabbar, a leading Anaheim progressive activist, as his deputy chief of staff. The 4th Supervisor District includes all of the Anaheim flatlands. Jabbar is member of the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board. Under the leadership of Jabbar and fellow progressive activist Superintendent Michael Matsuda, the AUHSD has become increasingly ...

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AD68: Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox To Challenge Incumbent Steven Choi

Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox, a Democrat, has announced she will challenge Republican incumbent Assemblyman Steve Choi for the 68th Assembly District in 2020. AD68 includes Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Orange and Lake Forest. In a prepared statement issued on January 2, Fox stated: “With Washington in continuous disarray, it’s more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, ...

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Homeless Encampments Cleared From La Palma, Schweitzer, Maxwell Parks, Other Locations

[H/T to commenter David Michael Klawe for bringing this to our attention.] The City of Anaheim posted this update yesterday on Nextdoor.com: Anaheim Shelter Plan update: Park encampments cleared More than 150 people have moved to an interim emergency homeless shelter from Maxwell, La Palma and Schweitzer parks, a west Anaheim street corner, an underpass at Gene Autry Way and ...

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Council Adopts New Standard For Placing Items On Council Agenda

In an effort to streamline often clogged council agendas and long meetings, on December 18 the Anaheim City Council voted to change how councilmembers agendize items for consideration. Under the new policy, a councilmember will need the assent of at least two colleagues to agendize an item for council consideration; previously, council policy allowed for any councilmember to direct staff ...

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Rent Control Measure Coming To Anaheim?

At the December 6 city council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tasked city staff with a research project: survey rents in Anaheim and schedule a council workshop on the results of that study, along with what other cities have done in terms of rent “stabilization” – which is a euphemism for rent control. What this looks like is Moreno ...

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Merry Christmas!

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping ...

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Homeless Encampment Cleared From Maxwell Park

Christmas came early for the neighborhoods adjacent to Maxwell Park on Friday morning, as city authorities cleared the homeless encampment that had been growing exponentially during the last few months – reclaiming the park for its proper use by the public. As many as 50 tents clogged the sidewalks on both sides of Broadway, in front of Maxwell Park and ...

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