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April 25 Council Agenda Preview

In addition to Councilman Jose Moreno’s resolution opposing the Trump Administration’s 90-day suspension of travel and immigration from six Middle Eastern countries, here are some additional items the Anaheim City Council will consider: Re-Populating City Commissions and Boards All members of city boards and commissions were asked to resign as part of the Tait Majority’s determination to vertically realign all ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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Making Commission Appointments Council District-Based Is Unnecessary And Ill-Considered

Mayor Tait wants to re-structure the city’s commissions and boards so members are appointed from council districts, just as the city council is elected on a by-district basis. That way, councilmembers would control appointments from their districts to each commission and board. Those appointees would have to be residents of the district they represent (with the exception of the at-large ...

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Team Tait Strikes Back

Last week, while Anaheim residents shopped, wrapped presents and were otherwise distracted preparing for Christmas Day, Mayor Tom Tait’s the newly-ensconced council majority plowed through a long list of major policy shifts they had piled onto the agenda with a few days notice. Mayor Tait employed the symbolism of dais to emphasize the new order. Rather than seating the councilmembers ...

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Dirty Jobs OC Edition: Anaheim City Manager

This is article by Dan Chmielewski is cross-posted from I’m not a fan of reality TV, but there’s a show called “Dirty Jobs” (now cancelled by The Discovery Channel) that documented truly awful jobs people do — like “Road Kill Cleaner” or “Zoo Cage Cleaner.”  Jobs that usually involve excrement, dirt, sweat, terrible heat or freezing cold; a job ...

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Mayor Tait’s Phony Objections To City Attorney Appointment

Double standards are endemic in politics, but sometimes they really stick out like a sore thumb. Today’s Voice of OC story on tomorrow’s Anaheim City Council on whether to hire Arturo Fierro as the new city attorney provides a good example. Mayor Tom Tait has already said he is going to vote against Fierro’s appointment (I have no opinion either ...

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