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New Police Contract Could Save Anaheim $1.6 Million

Last night the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to approve a new, two-year contract with the Anaheim Police Association that ends a practice that increased pension benefits, and starts new hires at a less generous defined-benefit retirement. Mayor Tom Tait voted against approval. From the Voice of OC: Under the contract, the pension formula for new members of the Anaheim Police Association ...

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OCCORD’s Not-So-Hidden Hand in the Citizens Advisory Committee Process

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Elections is chaired by Vivian Pham, a liberal Democrat who had only lived in Anaheim for two years when Mayor Tom Tait chose her last fall as one of his two appointees to the CAC (the other being another Democrat, Bill Dalati). I eventually came to the opinion she was almost certainly coordinating with the left-wing coalition, ...

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Anaheim Must Compete In Hotel Market Distorted by Garden Grove

Some of my Republican friends argue with me over my support for the GardenWalk project TOT rebate, pointing out that it isn’t free market economics and that government shouldn’t subsidize a business enterprise. My response is that they’re right, but Anaheim isn’t working in a free market. I recognize that state government has gone too far on the regulation and ...

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Surprise! Wingenroth Taking Assistant City Manager Post In Surprise, AZ

This was published today on YourWestValley.com: Anaheim city manager takes Surprise CFO post Surprise has appointed the city manager of Anaheim, Calif. as the city’s assistant city manager/chief financial officer. City Manager Chris Hillman announced the selection Wednesday of Bob Wingenroth, who also was former finance director in Phoenix. “Bob has outstanding credentials and a strong record of success as ...

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Another One Bites The Dust

A Record-Setting Term Mayor Tom Tait may be on his way to setting a record for most high-ranking city staff to quit or be fired on in a single term. Barely more than two years in office, he’s already been through two city managers, a police chief and a city attorney. He canned City Manager Tom Wood mid-way through 2011, and City ...

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BREAKING: City Manager Bob Wingenroth Resigns

Anaheim City Manager Bob Wingenroth submitted his resignation to te City Council earlier today. Here is his message to city staff: Friends, It is with great respect and humility that I have been given the opportunity to serve you and the residents of the City of Anaheim as city manager. I have worked in a very enviable position since taking ...

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