District 3

The Myth of the Anti-Disney, Anti-Resort Backlash

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Media narratives can be powerful things, which is why politicians and interests seeking to influence public debate try to craft clever narratives.  It’s why the winners of elections always try to claim a “mandate,” whether they won by a landslide or squeaked out an electoral college win while losing the popular vote by millions. In Anaheim, it’s why the progressives ...

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UPDATED: Moreno Alleges Anaheim Police Officers Misleading the Public About Enforcing Anti-Camping Law

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As the Santa Ana River homeless village grows and Anaheim residents are increasingly denied use of their parks by the presence of homeless campers, enforcement of the city’s anti-camping is a front-burner issue. A group of residents launched an online petition on Tuesday demanding enforcement of anti-camping laws; it has already garnered more than 4,000 signatures. District 3 Councilman Jose ...

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Tait Tabling Council Discussion and Votes To Protect Council Allies

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Three times during the past two council meetings, Mayor Tom Tait has used on obscure parliamentary tactic to shut down debate and safeguard his council allies from having to cast politically damaging votes. Councilwoman Lucille Kring had placed on the July 25 city council agenda a request to re-affirm the city’s anti-camping ordinance, adopted in 2013 as a tool to ...

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

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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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Scenes of Homeless Camping In Peter Marshall Park

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This evening the Anaheim City Council will discuss the city’s existing ordinance against camping and storing personal property in city parks. Liberal homeless advocates have been agitating for months for the council to repeal the ordinance, allow the homeless to camp in public parks and open the park restrooms 24 hours a day for their use. Naturally, this is vehemently ...

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Most Homeless Campers By 91 Freeway And Harbor Refusing Help and Services

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“Most of the individuals here have not been receptive to services and have actually declined any type of emergency or transitional shelters, any behavioral health services, or any other resources that we’ve offered to them.” That is not a quite from some heartless, anti-homeless NIMBY, but from Gigi Zanganeh, director of programs for CityNet, the City of Anaheim’s homeless services ...

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Moreno Changes His Tune On Police Staffing Levels

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Anaheim Insider here. What a difference drawing the short straw can make. When he was running for council last year, Dr. Jose F. Moreno didn’t know that if he won he’d be running for re-election two years later, in the 2018 off-year election. He barely beat Jordan Brandman in 2016 with high turnout by Democratic and Latino voters. He can’t ...

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Homelessness: City Council To Vote On Re-Affirming Anti-Camping Ban

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This Tuesday, June 20, the Anaheim City Council will vote on re-affirming the anti-camping ordinance enacted in 2013 to prevent city parks from being turned into homeless encampments. The ordinance added the ability to prosecute, under appropriate circumstances, camping and storing personal property in parks as misdemeanors rather than mere infractions – giving the city stronger tools for reclaiming the ...

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Moreno’s False Narrative About Measure B and the Anaheim Resort

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For progressives, politics is less about truth than about competing narratives – which makes controlling the narrative imperative. [It’s also a major reason campus leftists try to shut down opposing viewpoints, because competing narratives cannot be allowed to take root.] In Anaheim, Councilman Jose F. Moreno is making a determined effort to enthrone his political narrative of the Resort District ...

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