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Why Does Jose Moreno’s Anaheim City School District Stick With At-Large Elections?

Let’s say a member of a school district board of education was the lead plaintiff in litigation against the city in which his district was located, alleging the at-large council election system disenfranchised the city’s Latino majority and asking the court to force a change to electing councilmembers from single-member districts. Let’s also say this same school board member was ...

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Councilwoman Murray Spearheads Quality Rental Housing Program

This came over the transom yesterday from Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Anaheim to Pursue Quality Rental Housing Program City Committed to Ensuring Quality of Life for Most Vulnerable Residents Just this week, Prevention Magazine listed Anaheim as 4th among the 25 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America – ranking above Honolulu, Hawaii! Prevention Magazine evaluated 100 of the Nation’s largest cities based ...

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The Myth of Anaheim Flatlands Being “Short-Changed”

A significant but overlooked on last week’s Anaheim City Council agenda was a report on the distribution of core city services throughout Anaheim. I say significant because a core contention of the left-wing coalition pushing for single-member council districts is that East Anaheim receives a disproportionate share of city services and amenities, and that the Flatlands — especially Latino areas ...

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OCCORD/Briggs Allegations Against Council Get Demolished

An interesting discussion took place at the Anaheim City Council dais last night. As Mayor Tom Tait announced they were taking up item 22 (the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Zone contract), Councilman Jordan Brandman jumped in with a point of order. He made reference to the OCCORD/Cory Briggs letter asking the state Attorney general and the OC Districts Attorney ...

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Radical Group Tries To Criminalize Policy Differences Over GardenWalk

The Left in Anaheim must be getting desperate, today’s press release from radical left-wing group OCCORD (Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development) is any indication: DA Urged to Prosecute Anaheim Council Members for Conflict of Interest Council members received contributions from PAC tied to developer, then voted for $158 million hotel subsidy, says letter by CA attorney. Contact:  Eric ...

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Radicals Working To Make Anaheim March More Combustible

The left-wingers working with Genevieve Huizar and Donna Acevedo to bring a cavalcade of radicals and anarchists to protest in Anaheim this Sunday are now trying to mix in the explosive George Zimmerman verdict, with a healthy dose of race-war rhetoric: “Zimmerman is free – We’ve got to fight back!” “Justice for Trayvon!” Gosh, it’s almost as if they want ...

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Anti-Police Radicals Prepare to Storm Anaheim

On May 31, I posted about a march being organized by Donna Acevedo, Genevieve Huizar and a motley collection of radical left-wingers and anti-police agitators for July 21. The purpose: to commemorate the Anaheim riots of last summer; or as the extremist screed signed by Huizar and Acevedo put it, the “historic community mobilizations against the scourge of police brutality.” ...

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Marcie Edwards Appointed Permanent City Manager

Reporting out of the closed session at the end of the Anaheim City Council meeting that the council unanimously appointed interim City manager Marcie Edwards to be the permanent City Manager. After her appointment as interim city manager, Edwards (the long-time head of the city’s large public utilitiy) had previously indicated she was not interested in seeking the permanent position ...

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