Cynthia Ward

CATER’s Co-Plaintiff Against Convention Center Listed Dead Man As Chairman…When It Sued Anaheim

Yesterday I referred to a July 2013 post on an Inland Empire blog reporting that at the time the Inland Oversight Committee (IOC) — CATER’s partner in suing to stop the approved Anaheim Convention Center expansion — listed a dead man, Ian Trowbridge, as it’s chairman. As it turns out, the IOC publicly listed Mr. Trowbridge – deceased for almost ...

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CATER Announces Its Mission As Spreading “Propaganda”

Anaheim Insider here. As Dan Chmielewski of TheLiberalOC.com has already noted, the CATER claque has published a website for their club: www.anaheim-cater.com. CATER is run by a very loud person who has said very little about her non-profit 501(c)4. We know it is her, camp follower Brian Chuchua and her blogging sidekick Greg Diamond. They’ve filed two lawsuits against the ...

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Something Hinky About Cory Briggs’ Convention Center “Warning”

In his May 16 letter to the City of Anaheim, Greg Diamond of Brea – the “government accountability attorney” who represents his buddies from CATER – explains the secretive group’s lawsuit against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion “largely follows the reasoning sent to the City Council prior to its vote by Cory Briggs, Counsel for our Co-Plaintiff…”  That’s helpful because ...

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What Are CATER And Tait FOR?

Anaheim Insider here. Let’s begin  with the self-evident: stopping the Anaheim Convention Center expansion makes it harder (if not impossible) for Anaheim to compete-for and retain top tier conventions. Without the conventions, Anaheim hotels go unfilled. When the hotels are empty, local restaurants and tourism-dependent business suffer and close. So then why does CATER seem so insistent on shutting this ...

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CATER Lawsuit Against Convention Center Deal Costs Anaheim Jobs

From Bloomberg News: Citigroup Inc. terminated a deal to purchase $265 million of revenue bonds from Anaheim,California, after opponents sued over plans to expand the city’s convention center, a city spokeswoman said. Citigroup was the lead underwriter on the bonds offered March 24, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The bonds were rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s, according to a ...

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CSL Criticizes Media Coverage of Angels Report; Rejects “Conflict” Claims

Anaheim Blog today received a copy of this letter sent by Convention, Sports & Leisure to Councilwoman Lucille Kring, in which the firm rejected “conflict of interest” claims being fanned by some local gadflies and picked activists opposed, and reported on by the Voice of OC. This story was “broken” by a VOC commenter, “Anaheimer” (aka Kevin Hogan, part gadfly Cynthia Ward’s claque). ...

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Tait Tilts Against “Special Interests”; Hit-Lady Ward Threatens

Anaheim Insider here. The real one. Tom Tait had a campaign fundraiser last week. It was mildly attended from what this insider’s sources have said: about 40 people, give or take. Many were family members or staff, along with those you’d expect: Amin David, Jose Moreno, Cynthia Ward; the mayor’s personal clique of supporters more than neighborhood representation. No surprising given ...

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Gadfly Group Debuts With Frivolous Brown Act Claim

Back in September, Anaheim’s notorious and fickle gadfly Cynthia Ward announced “the incorporation of the entity that will raise funds to take action against the council majority’s corporate subsidies.” Now we know the name because, according to sources, her little group has filed  a complaint with the Anaheim City Clerk alleging a Brown Act Violation by the Anaheim City Council. Her group is ...

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The Year of Unkindness – This Week’s Spotlight

As Anaheim’s official Year of Kindness wears on, it’s time for another spotlight on individual contributions to the unofficial Year of Unkindness that is running concurrently. And this week it falls on — who else? — Cynthia Ward. Here’s Cynthia doing her smashmouth thing the other day on Orange Juice, the unofficial blog of the unofficial year of Unkindness: “I ...

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Another Day in Anaheim’s “Year of Kindness”

Mayor Tom Tait has declared 2013 the Year of Kindness in Anaheim – not that one would know it from the public comments during this morning’s special council meeting. A group of the mayor’s supporters showed up this morning to oppose Councilman Brandman’s proposal that the mayor or a councilmember have the support of at least one colleague in order ...

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