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Anaheim Debuts Re-Designed City Website

The City of Anaheim has launched a re-designed website, and in my opinion it is a vast improvement. Under Mayor Curt Pringle, Anaheim became in a leader in e-government and pushing online access to City Hall. That momentum has continued since Mayor Pringle left office but had outstripped the architecture of the city’s website. The new design is much simpler ...

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Interim City Manager Paul Emery Gets The Job Permanently

At the end of last night’s long, grueling Anaheim City Council meeting, City Attorney Mike Houston reported out of the closed session that the council had voted to give the permanent city manager post to Interim City Manager Paul Emery.  The vote was 4-1 in favor, with Mayor Tom Tait voting against the appointment. Emery was appointed to the interim ...

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City of Anaheim Hires New Planning Director

The City of Anaheim has hired David Belmer as its new planning director to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of long-time Planning Director Sherri Vander Dussen. From the city’s press release: David Belmer will join the City of Anaheim as Planning Director, effective May 26, it was approved and announced at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Belmer brings ...

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Nearly 100 Capital Improvement Projects Planned for 2014/2015

This came over the transom from the City of Anaheim: NEARLY 100 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS PLANNED FOR ANAHEIM THIS FISCAL YEAR ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – Anaheim residents can look forward to nearly 100 capital improvement projects for 2014/15. As part of the City of Anaheim’s $1.6 billion approved budget for this fiscal year, the City is committed to ...

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BREAKING: Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards Offered Top Job At Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

This was unexpected. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is recommending Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards to be the next General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Edwards has accepted, although she must be confirmed (or rejected) by the Los Angeles City Council, which could take a month. Edwards was appointed interim city manager in May of ...

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Conservative Talk Radio Host Says Angels Deal Framework Good for Anaheim

Anaheim Insider here. Conservative talk radio host John Phillips was on his AM790 colleague Doug Mcintyre’s this morning discussing the Angels negotiations framework (Mayor Tait and his backers have misled the public the impression this is the deal, and not negotiation starting points): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNo_C3O6P5c&w=420&h=315] John Phillips is a conservative, small government, free-market guy, and he can’t exactly be tagged as ...

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Article Raises Questions About Safety of Ball Road Power Plant Proposal

Ryan Cantor has penned an excellent blog post about the prospect of the Orange County Water District leasing its Ball Road Basin property to Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) for the construction of a major power plant next to Anaheim businesses and residential neighborhoods. The OCWD Board of Directors is set to vote at its meeting on Monday, December 9 (it starts ...

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ACLU Goes Fishing; Demands Anaheim Turn Over Huge Trove of Documents, Emails and Texts

The ACLU is demanding the city turn over a trove of documents, voice-mails e-mails, and text messages – both official and personal — from a small army of current and former councilmembers, staff, city commission appointees and private citizens, often pertaining to circumstances, events or issues not even tangentially related to “racially-polarized voting.” It’s sort of like litigation carpet bombing, and ...

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Anaheim Veteran’s Day Ceremony Set for November 9

The City of Anaheim will be honoring our veterans in a Veterans Day ceremony on November 9 on the Downtown Community Center Lawn, adjacent to City Hall. The annual celebration on our military veterans is being chaired by Councilwoman Lucille Kring, reprising her tradition of chairing the event since her initial election to city council in 1998.

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Anti-Camping Ordinance Is Pro-Public, Not “Criminalizing Homelessness”

Some thoughts on the ongoing debate over Anaheim’s recently adopted anti-camping ordinance. For starters, it was good to see the City Council unanimity on the matter. This really isn’t a complicated issue: there is a homeless encampment in La Palma Park which has a deleterious effect on the life of neighboring residents and is effectively denying the use of a ...

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