Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Moreno Over-Budget On Council Aide Spending

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno proposes, through his so-called “Sunshine Ordinance,” to tell his council colleagues who they can and cannot use as policy aides. Before trying to govern their staffing, he might want to better govern his own. According to information provided by the city in response to a Public Records Act request, the District 3 council aide ...

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Moreno’s Sunshine Ordinance Drafted In The Shadows

Tonight the Anaheim City Council will take up a proposed “Sunshine Ordinance” that has been drafted in secrecy per the instructions of its sponsor, Councilman Jose F. Moreno. While Moreno bills it as a transparency measure, its most transparent aspect is its bald attempt to force out the policy aides to councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring and Steve Faessel. It ...

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Homeless Task Force Member Compares Anti-Camping Ordinance Supporters To Nazis

A member of Anaheim’s newly-formed Homeless Policy Working Group has compared support for anti-camping ordinances with the Nazi Holocaust and accused its supporters of wanting the homeless to die. Last month, at the behest of District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to form the Homeless Policy Working Group. (Mayor Tom Tait and Councilmembers Moreno, ...

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District 6 Candidate Trevor O’Neil Shows Fundraising Strength

Businessman Trevor O’Neil is the first candidate to begin actively campaigning to be the first councilmember elected from District 6, which is basically Anaheim Hills. He filed his first campaign finance disclosure report last week, covering the period from January through June 2017. O’Neil reported raising $10,123 and loaning his campaign another $25,000. He spent $4,391, leaving his campaign with ...

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Disney Announces Name of Star Wars-themed Expansion At D23 Show

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek made some major announcements at the annual D23 show about the $2 billion Disneyland Resort expansion now underway, including the name of the Star Wars-themed land and an expanded presence of its Pixar brand in California Adventure. The newest 14-acre land – the single biggest park expansion in Disneyland history – will ...

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County To Evict Homeless Encampment On Santa River By The Honda Center

The Orange County Public Works (OCPW) department has begun posting notices informing the homeless living in illegal encampments along the Santa Ana River by the Honda Center will have to leave by July 17. According to the notice, OCPW will be “conducting maintenance and/or flood control project activities in this section of Flood Control District property” and will install “permanent ...

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County Partners With City Net To Entice Homeless Out Of Santa Ana River Camps

From the County of Orange: County Partners with City Net for Santa Ana River Flood Control Channel Homeless Engagement Initiative Starting July 1, 2017, the County of Orange began a partnership with the nonprofit City Net for directed supplemental engagement services for individuals experiencing homelessness encamped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel. The Orange County Board of Supervisors ...

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State Supreme Court Denies Anaheim School District Attempt To Squash Charter Status for Palm Lane School

The Palm Lane Elementary School parents have won another court victory over the Anaheim Elementary School District’s legal battle to stop the school’s conversion to charter status: today the California Supreme Court denied the school district’s petition for review of its appellate court defeat. Former state Senator and school choice reformer Gloria Romero, who has been fighting alongside these parents ...

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Emery Out; City Clerk Linda Andal Named Interim City Manager

The Anaheim City Council began its closed session meeting at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon to decide the fate of City Manager Paul Emery and appoint an interim city manager. They didn’t emerge until nearly 6:00 p.m. – long past the official 5:00 p.m. start time for the regular council meeting. City Manager Paul Emery tendered a forced resignation which was ...

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