Government & Politics

West Anaheim Resident To City Council On RV Dweller Street Camping: “Enough is Enough”

West Anaheim resident Sal Ortiz simply, directly and powerfully articulated the frustration and anger of his fellow residents at the July 17 Anaheim City Council, tell the council “enough is enough” regarding the degradation of their neighborhoods due to the proliferation of RV dwellers street camping in their neighborhoods: Ortiz forcefully channeled the frustration felt by residents who obey the ...

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Moreno Faces Ire of Residents Over Homeless Recuperative Care Facility

District 3 resident frustration with a planned recuperative care facility for the homeless at 280 N. Wilshire Avenue, in the Westmont neighborhood boiled over at a June 28 community forum hosted by Councilman Jose F. Moreno found himself in the soup with his constituents at a June 28 community forum he had organized. After public hearings on April 30 and ...

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District 3: Mitch Caldwell Raises $104,000 – Primarily From Anaheim Residents

Businessman Mitch Caldwell, a long-time neighborhood activist and former Planning Commissioner, has raised a formidable warchest for his inaugural campaign for Anaheim City Council. Caldwell lives in District 3 and is challenging incumbent Councilman Jose F, Moreno, the left-wing Democrat who was narrowly elected in 2016 with 36% of the vote. Caldwell’s campaign report covers the period from January 2018 ...

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District 2: Vanderbilt, Brandman Raise Six-Figures for Council Campaigns

Both major candidates in Council District 2 in West Anaheim will have ample resources to communicate with voters in the November election, according to recently filed campaign reports covering the first six months of 2018. Councilman James Vanderbilt, a Republican, put $149,025 of his own money into his campaign account. That’s a contribution, not a loan – signalling Vanderbilt is ...

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Moreno Suggests Home Builders Just Eat Massive Building Fee Increases

The City of Anaheim has been considering raising development fees as part of its budget hearings. Development fees on projects outside the Platinum Triangle – i.e. nearly the entire city – would undergo a massive increase. According to this slide from a city, staff proposes 15%  maximum increase in development fees. As you can see from this slide prepared by ...

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Happy 4th of July – 242 Years of Independence, Freedom and Constitutional Government

242 years ago today, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line and embarked on the greatest experiment in liberty and self-government in human history. We are still here pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because of the eternal, transcendent nature of the principles embodied in Declaration of Independence, and our willingness to defend those principles. “IN ...

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US Chamber of Commerce To Senators Sanders, Warren: Debate Minimum Wage in D.C., Not at Disneyland

[from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce] Debate in D.C., Not at Disneyland by Glenn Spencer Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division U.S. Chamber of Commerce A batch of Democratic lawmakers from Washington, D.C. recently weighed in on an economic issue most prominently raised by the Fight for $15 campaign over the past several years—specifically, higher wages.  On this occasion, however, ...

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District 6: Sergio Gonzalez Ends His Council Campaign

Sergio Gonzalez, a conservative Republican and retired firefighters from Anaheim Hills, is ending his campaign for Council District 6. He made the announcement yesterday on his Facebook page: It is finished The Bible tells us, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecc 3:1 NIV) Almost nine months ago, some of our ...

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