Brian Chuchua

Tait Nominates CATER Member for City Commission; Leos for Council Again?

Anaheim Insider here. Last week, Mayor Tom Tait tried and failed to convince his City Council colleagues to increase his council assistant budget from $60,000 to $100,000 a year. It was a long, contentious discussion. Tait’s council assistant, Mishal Montgomery, is the only council assistant who is vested in the CALPERS retirement system. Consequently, employing her under those circumstances is ...

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The Strange Journey of Brian Chuchua

Elfin-visaged Brian Chuchua is a fixture at Anaheim City Council meetings and a member of a gadfly claque that spends its time and energy attacking the council majority and singing hosannas to Mayor Tom Tait. He’s one of two known members of CATER, which styles itself as a group of Anaheim taxpayers who support “economic responsibility.” He is a Republican ...

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Jason Young’s “Save Anaheim” PAC Packs It In

Since last summer, former Anaheim resident and political irritant Jason Young has used his “Save Anaheim” political committee to buy print ads in the Anaheim Bulletin and the Anaheim Hills News leveling venomous, dishonest, truth-twisting attacks against essentially every member of the Anaheim City Council except Mayor Tom Tait. Jason Young regularly issued dark warnings of the terrifying reign of ...

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OC Political’s New “Anaheim Campaign Database” Project

My frend Chris Emami at OC Political has posted about an Anaheim Campaign Database project he is launching. It is a worthy endeavor, and the information about council candidates is useful. I do have some suggestions for making it more complete. The profiles of the candidates’ campaign finances don’t include how much of their own mony they donated to their campaigns. Brian Chuchua, for ...

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Political Left Actively Lobbying Citizens Advisory Committee For Single-Member Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement meets again this Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brookhurst Community Center. This will be the seventh CAC meeting, with eight more to follow. I’ve attended most of them, and they are assuming a definite pattern. At the actual committee-work level, the CAC members have been taking presentations from experts on voter ...

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What Brian Chuchua Didn’t Tell Atlas PAC

I saw a post over at OC Political entitled “Atlas PAC Endorsed Candidates Make Their Final Push.” For readers unfamiliar with Atlas PAC, it is a conservative group committed to “individual liberty, free enterprise, limited and fair taxation and limited government regulation.” I didn’t know until reading the post that Atlas PAC, like the OC Republican Party, endorsed Brian Chuchua for ...

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OC GOP Burning Money In Anaheim

If you’re looking for an example of how the OC Republican Party Central Committee endorsement process continues to misfire, Anaheim is a perfect example. The main value to a candidate of this endorsement is the hope that somehow, from someone, money will arrive at the OC GOP to fund a “member communication” — usually a mail piece touting the endorsed ...

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Lucille Kring’s 1% Solution for Civic Unrest

Former Councilwoman Lucille Kring is to be commended for opposing the admission tax idea being embraced by several of her competitors (see my post on how John Leos and Brian Chuchua lent their support to the idea at the Anna Drive candidate forum; Jordan Brandman and Steve Chavez Lodge oppose the proposed tax). But her substitute motion for carving out ...

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John Leos’ Ticket Tax Is Harmful Policy

At the Anna Drive candidate forum last week, most of the candidates in attendance endorsed the idea of imposing a tax of $1 a ticket on the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center in order to fund “youth programs and neighborhood development.” Those pro-tax candidates include government union activist John Leos, Green Party activist Duane Roberts and Brian ...

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John Leos Supports Taxing Visitors To Disneyland & Angel Stadium

Six of nine Anaheim council candidates attended at last night’s street side  candidate forum on gang-infested Anna Drive. Judging from pictures on Voice of OC and the OC Register, the audience didn’t outnumber the candidates and forum organizers by very much. Nonetheless, some useful information emerged in the coverage by the VOC and OCR. John Leos, the government union activist ...

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