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Proposal Would Require Majority Vote Of Council To Confirm Commission Appointees

Another item on this evening’s council agenda is a reform of how the council makes appointments to city commissions. When the Tait-Moreno majority took control of the council following the November 2016 election, it undertook a radical restructuring of city commissions: forcing a mass resignation of all commissioners and changing the appointment process to reflect district-based council elections. Commissioners would ...

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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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Unstableheim: Community Services Director Brent Dennis Quits To Take Tucson Parks Position

Anaheim Insider here. Brent Dennis has resigned as Community Services Director for the City of Anaheim, leaving to take a similar post with the City of Tuscon, Arizona. The day after presenting the City Council with an update on the city’s strategic parks plan on February 27, Dennis submitted his resignation. In an e-mail, Dennis said he delivered the news “with ...

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Unstableheim: Asst. City Manager Kristine Ridge Leaving For Laguna Niguel City Manager Post

Anaheim Insider here. The exodus of talent and experience from Unstableheim City Hall continues as Assistant City Manager Kristine Ridge departs to become City Manager of Laguna Niguel. Ridge will take the reins of the South County city in January 2018. Anaheim city government is a financially healthy, billion dollar enterprise in a city that is home to iconic Disneyland ...

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Anaheim Has Become Unstableheim

Anaheim Insider Here. What’s the most common word around Anaheim City Hall these days? If you guessed “homeless,” you’re probably right. But a close second is “Interim.” Anaheim has a Council-Manager form of government in which the professional City Staff receive policy direction from the elected City Council and carry out the day-to-day affairs of the City. In fact, the ...

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Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim

From Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim We need more transparency, not less. At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, I attempted to bring debate on additional transparency measures aimed at conducting the people’s business with greater sunshine. Sadly, that debate never occurred. I offered amendments to strengthen an open government proposal by Council Member Jose Moreno. These ...

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Dunn: Instability Breeds Instability In Anaheim

This opinion piece by Orange County Business Council President Lucy Dunn originally appeared in the OC Register on July 29, 2017: As America’s sixth most populous region, Orange County is unique. Every U.S. metropolitan region has a city center where half or more of county folks live: The city of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County; Houston in Harris County; ...

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