Al Jabbar

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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Should A District Superintendent Participate In School Board Member Campaigns?

Left-wing political activist Al Jabbar held a kick-off fundraiser this week as he seeks another term on the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Board of Education. Prominently in attendance was AUHSD Superintendent Michael Matsuda:   Matsuda’s presence isn’t surprising. He is a committed progressive political activist and part of a tight-knit alliance of left-wing Democrat activists in central Orange ...

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Jose Moreno Compares Anaheim to Fascist State

Does Anaheim resemble a fascist state? It’s seems clear Anaheim City Council candidate Jose Moreno thinks there is more than a passing resemblance: Moreno’s agreement is obviously implicit in his posing the question, and in how he poses it. Would any person of reasonable political philosophy and temperament even ask other’s if they think FDR’s description on fascism applies to ...

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OCEA Gives $2,135 To Al Jabbar’s AUHSD Trustee Campaign

During the last few days, the Orange County Employees Association has donated $2,135 to the election campaign of Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees Al Jabbar, who was appointed to in 2013 to fill a vacancy created by Jordan Brandman’s election to the Anaheim City Council. Jabbar, a Democrat, ran for the Anaheim City School District Board of ...

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Report Says AUHSD Facilities Need $1.2 BILLION In Repairs

Tonight the Anaheim Union High School District will consider a report claiming district facilities need $1.2 billion – yes, billion — in improvements. According to the OC Register: More than $1.2 billion in safety and classroom upgrades are needed at 19 campuses in the Anaheim Union High School District over the next decade, according to a report that will be ...

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AUHSD Going to By-District Elections; Jose Moreno and ACSD Stick With At-Large System

Last week, the Anaheim Union High School District held a series of community forums “seeking community input into the boundaries that will be established under the new by-trustee-area method of electing the Board of Trustees” according to an e-mail sent out by the district.” Earler this year, AUHSD Board decided on a policy of pre-emptive surrender to the possibility of ...

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UNITE-HERE Pushing Anaheim To Adopt “Retention” Policy

Wondering what kind of anti-business policies single-member council districts would make more likely in Anaheim? Look no further than UNITE-HERE Local 11’s lobbying of the City of Anaheim to adopt a “retention” policy a la that paragon of mismanagement and ill-governance, Los Angeles. To illustrate how “retention” works, I’ll excerpt from Los Angeles International Airport’s retention policy, which imposes these requirements on LAX contractors: ...

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UNITE-HERE: A Big Cog In Single-Member Council Districts Coalition

I published a series of posts delving into the origins, funding and self-proclaimed mission of OCCORD, one fo the left-wing groups spearheading the drive for electing the Anaheim City Council from single-member districts. You can read those posts here, here, here and here. Another major cog in that coalition is Local 11 of the militant union UNITE-HERE, which represents “more than 20,000 ...

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Al Jabbar Appointed to Fill Vacancy On Anaheim Union

TheLiberalOC.com reports that Al Jabbar has been appointed to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, filling a vacancy created by the election of Jordan Brandman to the Anaheim City Council. Jabbar works for the county Health Care Agency. In November of last year, Jabbar ran for a seat on the Anaheim City School District Board of Trustees, an effort in which he ...

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