Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

April 25 Council Agenda Preview

In addition to Councilman Jose Moreno’s resolution opposing the Trump Administration’s 90-day suspension of travel and immigration from six Middle Eastern countries, here are some additional items the Anaheim City Council will consider: Re-Populating City Commissions and Boards All members of city boards and commissions were asked to resign as part of the Tait Majority’s determination to vertically realign all ...

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Recall Brewing Against Sen. Josh Newman Over Gas Tax Hike Vote

A recall is brewing against freshman state Senator Josh Newman over his vote in favor of a massive tax increase pushed by Governor Jerry Brown and the liberal Democratic leadership of the state legislature.  The package of gas tax and vehicle license tax increase – which have no expiration date – are projected to cost taxpayers more than $50 billion ...

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Barnes, Vanderbilt To Speak, Take Questions At WAND Meeting Tonight

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council – commonly know as WAND – meets tonight, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Anaheim Youth Center at 320 S. Beach Boulevard.  WAND is a long-established West Anaheim civic activism group whose area of focus has been what is now Council Districts 1 and 2. District 1 Councilmember Denise ...

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What To Do About The “Service Resistant” Homeless?

A portion of the marathon 11-hour Anaheim City Council meeting on March 21 was devoted to a presentation by CityNet of the Anaheim Homeless Census conducted in November of last year (Councilman Jose F. Moreno is requiring staff to provide some sort of homelessness update every other city council meeting). The Power Point presentation can be found here. It’s contains ...

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Kring Calls For Up-or-Down Vote On Sanctuary City Status

At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, veteran Councilmember Lucille Kring – who represents District 4 – called for an up-or-down vote on sanctuary city status for Anaheim at the next council meeting, scheduled for April 25. The question of Anaheim becoming a sanctuary city has been bubbling up since the 2016 council campaign. Kring, an opponent of sanctuary cities, ...

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Anaheim Resident Describes Neighborhood Under Siege From Homeless Encampment

Last night a citizen of Anaheim, Theresa Bartholemew, told the Anaheim City Council how the night before an unidentified homeless person broke into her car and the cars of four of her neighbors. She described how her neighborhood is veritably under siege due to the growing homeless encampment between Harbor and Lemon: Bartholemew talked about people from the homeless encampment ...

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UPDATED: Spitzer Calls Richters’ Allegations “False and Misleading;” Says Ex-Aide Lacked Basic Job Skills

3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer fired back at ex-aide Christine Richters, issuing a statement calling her allegations against him “disheartening, misleading and simply untrue” and saying the County would fight her lawsuit. Spitzer declared that, contrary to Ms. Richters’ claims, he and his office supported her search for other job opportunities, but characterized her as lacking basic job skills necessary to secure a civil service ...

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