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UPDATED: Angels Opt Out Of Stadium Lease With Anaheim

The Angels today announced they are opting out of their stadium lease with the City of Anaheim, which owns the 52-year old stadium. “As we look to the future, we need the ability to continue to deliver a high-quality fan experience beyond what the original lease allows,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement. “It is important that we ...

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Council Approves Taxpayer Protection Act, Rejects Ballot-Box Budgeting, Switches Angels Negotiator

The Anaheim City Council voted on a number of controversial agenda items last night in a marathon meeting that lasted until almost midnight. Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposed amendment to the city charter would raise the vote threshold for the city council to place a new or increased tax before the voters from a simple majority to ...

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BREAKING: Judge Slaps Down CATER In A Withering Ruling In Angels Lawsuit

CATER’s lawyer, blogger Greg Diamond, is infamous for his rambling, palaverous style of writing. Superior Court Judge James Di Cesare issued a stinging ruling today against CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels negotiations MOU, and it’s clear he has had his fill of Diamond’s windy, tortuous argumentation, calling him out for “long-winded, meandering obscuring the legal substance of the claims” and ...

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CATER Rumored To Not Be Doing Well In Its Lawsuit Against Angels MOU

Anaheim Insider here. The word in legal circles is that CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels MOU isn’t going well. There was a court hearing last week, I’m told Superior Court Judge James J. Di Cesare’s attitude toward the verbalizations of Greg Diamond, blogger and CATER general counsel, was impatience with ground already covered, while giving CATER the opportunity to amend ...

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Mayor Tait Hitless in Four Years

How important to Mayor Tait is re-signing the Anaheim Angels for 20+ years? For members of the Anaheim City Council and the Angels, negotiations to achieve a new lease agreement have not been a surprise. Let’s review Tait’s substantive comments about the lease in his State of the City addresses since 2011. January 2011: Zilch. January 2012: The Angels signed two new ...

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Kring: “It’s About Leadership”

This came over the transom yesterday from Councilwoman Lucille Kring, responding to Mayor Tom Tait’s October 2 op-ed in the OC Register: It’s About Leadership By Councilwoman Lucille Kring City of Anaheim Leadership – that is what you expect from a mayor of a major city. But Tom Tait, in his opinion column of Oct. 2, 2014, “We need to ...

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Tait’s Hollow Complaint

Anaheim Insider here. Last night, Mayor Tom Tait held up the latest of the ads that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce-led “Keep the Angels” coalition has been running. He complained these ads are causing Anaheim voters to blame him for the distinct possibility the Angels will leave Anaheim: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg1gZxgGP8] Incredible. Month after month, since the City Council approved the ...

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Murray, Tait On KABC-TV On Terminated Angels Negotaitions

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was featured on this ABC-7 Eyewitness News story from yesterday:   End of the day, this story hurts, rather than helps, Tait. To the extent news coverage of Angels negotiations has focused on the mayor, it has been on his vocal criticism of what has been represented (inaccurately) to an Angels demand for the ...

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Lucille Kring: “Mayor Tait Seems Bent on Driving the Angels Out”

Anaheim Insider here. The gloves are really off now. Lucille Kring unleashed a broadside on Friday against Tom Tait after the Angels informed the City they were terminating negotiations on the MOU. She told the LA Times: “Mayor Tait seems bent on driving the Angels out in order to demolish the stadium and make a quick buck on more generic ...

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