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The Far-Left Ideology of Single-Member Council District Activists On Display for May Day

Anaheim Blog readers know the answer to that question: a left-wing coalition of unions and a non-profit union-offshoot group. Still, it’s revealing to view demonstrations of the profoundly radical world-view that animates these activists. Here’s OCCORD Community Organizer Yenni Diaz posting on the OC Labor Federation Facebook page: Do you see that red graphic Ms. Diaz shares in her post? ...

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Wedding Videography/Gadfly Jason Young’s Selective Editing

Earlier this month, Jason Young — wedding videographer by trade, deceptive gadfly blogger by choice — posted this video on his SaveAnaheim.com blog: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boybb9nGnGQ] Young is very excited because the 4-member panel on a PBS show supports the idea of a civilian police review to duplicate the existing layers of police oversight. On the other hand, Young must not have liked ...

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Reminder: Union May Day Rally Tomorrow in Front of City Hall

If you’re looking for an opportunity to pump your fist and demand your fair share of other people’s money, then head on over to Anaheim City Hall for the May Day rally being organized by the Orange County Labor Federation. May Day — or International Worker Day — was established in 1891 by the Second Socialist International. The OC Labor ...

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When Does Bob Wingenroth Leave?

No one really seems to know, which is apparent from this somewhat confusing Voice of OC article on the confusion over when City Manager Bob Wingenroth departs for his new job as assistant city manager of Surprise, Arizona. The Anaheim City Council’s agenda for Tuesday might have been shaken up because of some confusion about exactly when resigning City Manager Bob ...

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OC Register Shifts Its Stance On GardenWalk Project

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For reasons I don’t understand, when a reader clicks on the title of a post to read the full post, the byline disappears, which often leaves readers confused as to the authorship of the post. To allieviate that confusion, going forward I will insert an editor’s note at the beginning of posts not written by yours truly to clarify the authorship. ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Elections: Residents, Not Special Interests, Will Determine Anaheim’s Governance

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray has been a voice of reason and sanity on the issue of single-member council districts — which, it should be noted, would limit the representation currently enjoyed by Anaheim voters. As it stands, every Anaheim voter gets to vote for their Mayor and for all four Councilmembers. Switching to single-member districts would limit each voter to a ...

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Another Bad Idea from Los Amigos

Los Amigos of Orange County has proposed another bad idea: a series of “community forums” for selecting Anaheim’s next city manager. Here’s the e-mail sent to the Anaheim City Council on Monday by Los Amigos President Jose F. Moreno: Good Monday Morning Mayor Tait and Councilmembers: This past week, in their search for a new City Manager, the Santa Ana ...

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Single-Member Council Districts in Anaheim a “Priority” OC Labor Federation

“The Orange County Labor Federation, during its last two strategic planning sessions prioritized achieving district based elections…” That statement should be cause for alarm as the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) winds up its work next month. As Anaheim Blog has documented, a highly-organized coalition of left-wing unions and a satellite non-profit are working every angle to carve Anaheim into eight single-member council ...

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Citizens Advisory Committee: A Majority For 6 Councilmembers; Split on At-Large v. Single-Member Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections held its next-to-last meeting last night (I’ll post the video when it is available). It’s main business was voting on recommendations about the structure of the Anaheim City Council — specifically, whether to expand the size of the council, and whether to continue electing members at-large or switch to a single-member district basis. ...

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