District 2

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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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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Anaheim/OC Hotel & Lodging Assoc. Endorses Brandman, Caldwell and O’Neil for Council

From the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel & Lodging Association: AOCHLA PAC Announces 2018 Anaheim City Council Endorsements ANAHEIM, CALIF – AOCHLA PAC, the political action committee formed by the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, has announced its endorsements for Anaheim City Council Districts 2, 3 and 6. The PAC is endorsing Jordan Brandman for District 2. “Jordan is a previous ...

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Anaheim Firefighters Endorse Jordan Brandman for Council in District 2

From the Anaheim Firefighters Association: Firefighters Announce District 2 Endorsement in November’s Council Race Anaheim, CA. – August 22, 2018. The Anaheim Firefighters Association, Local 2899 is pleased to announce its support for former councilmember Jordan Brandman to represent the City’s 2nd Council District. According to Association President Rick Cheatham, the organization’s members picked Brandman because he is a proven ...

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UPDATED: OC GOP Opposes Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative; Vanderbilt Recommendation Up Tonight

A week ago, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to oppose the $18 minimum wage initiative sponsored by a coalition of Anaheim Resort labor unions. Tonight, the OC GOP Endorsements Committee will consider Councilman James Vanderbilt’s request for an endorsement in District 2. Our friend Chris Nguyen summed up the OC GOP’s deliberations on opposing the so-called ...

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District 2: Vanderbilt, Brandman Raise Six-Figures for Council Campaigns

Both major candidates in Council District 2 in West Anaheim will have ample resources to communicate with voters in the November election, according to recently filed campaign reports covering the first six months of 2018. Councilman James Vanderbilt, a Republican, put $149,025 of his own money into his campaign account. That’s a contribution, not a loan – signalling Vanderbilt is ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Appointment Saga Continues At Next Council Meeting

The Mayor Pro Tem selection saga continues into the New Year. Mayor Tom Tait had expressed his desire to appoint left-wing District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno at the December 5 meeting.  Moreno drew the figurative short-straw after being sworn in as a councilmember in December 2016, and must run for re-election in November 2018. While the Mayor Pro Tem is ...

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City Removes Benches From Anaheim Resort Bus Stops To Keep Them Becoming De Facto Homeless Shelters

The City of Anaheim has been removing benches from bus stops around the Anaheim Resort area because they’ve been taken over by homeless people, the OC Register reports: Since October, the city has taken out bus benches at the four stops at Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, and another bench further north in front of the Captain Kidd’s restaurant. City ...

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Tait-Moreno Council Majority Kills Affirmation of Anti-Camping Ordinance

The Tait council majority’s action on two agenda items last week set the table for the repeal of the city’s ordinance against camping and storing personal property on public property, a law the council adopted in 2013 as a tool for preventing homeless encampments from overrunning city parks. The make-up of a new homelessness task force – Councilman Jose Moreno’s ...

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