District 1

Rent Control Measure Coming To Anaheim?

At the December 6 city council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tasked city staff with a research project: survey rents in Anaheim and schedule a council workshop on the results of that study, along with what other cities have done in terms of rent “stabilization” – which is a euphemism for rent control. What this looks like is Moreno ...

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Homeless Encampment Cleared From Maxwell Park

Christmas came early for the neighborhoods adjacent to Maxwell Park on Friday morning, as city authorities cleared the homeless encampment that had been growing exponentially during the last few months – reclaiming the park for its proper use by the public. As many as 50 tents clogged the sidewalks on both sides of Broadway, in front of Maxwell Park and ...

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Are Days Numbered For Maxwell Park Homeless Encampment?

The temporary emergency shelter on State College is due to open its doors the morning of December 20. The first order of business is to accommodate those homeless encamped at Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks.  Homeless people camping at those parks have been outreached to and warned that with the opening of the temporary shelter, the city will ...

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Homeless Tent City At Maxwell Park Keeps Growing

I visited Maxwell Park yesterday. The scene was reminiscent of the early days of the Santa Ana River Trail encampment. Since visiting the park a month ago, the transient population has grown considerably. I counted nearly 30 tents, along with piles of stuff and a number of barking dogs  of various sizes. Maxwell Park is in District 1, represented by ...

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District 1: Homeless Encampment Has Taken Over Maxwell Park

If, as the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law, then Maxwell Park belongs to homeless campers – not the general, taxpaying, law-abiding public. Earlier this week, Anaheim Blog took these photos of Maxwell Park – which is in District 1, represented by Councilmember Denise Barnes: Yes – that is human feces at the park’s restroom. The trash can ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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Bernieheim: Barnes Feelin’ The Bern

Anaheim Insider here. Socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders came to Anaheim this past Saturday to plump for the unions’ $18 minimum wage initiative that’s expected to be on the November ballot. The venue was The River Church arena next to City Hall, and the arena was packed with Resort union activists and progressive Democratic activists. It was unsurprising that left-wing ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes Serves As Prop In Quirk-Silva & Josh Newman Political Production

Anaheim Insider here. This was posted on Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva’s Facebook page last week: And there, front and center, is District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes – standing next to Sen. Josh Newman. Remember, Quirk-Silva is the Democrat incumbent in Assembly District 65, which is a swing seat. And Democrat Newman represents Senate District 29, and is the target a June ...

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Denise Barnes: Anaheim Police Department Lacks Kindness And Confidence of Public

The incipient Police Review Board was on the agenda at last week’s city council meeting, and a number of anti-police activists went to the podium to condemn the Anaheim Police Department as extraordinarily violent organization badly in need of severe oversight. This is nothing new: the same activists have been leveling the same charges at city council meetings for the ...

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