District 3

District 3: Long-Time Neighborhood Activist Mitch Caldwell Launches Council Bid

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[From the Mitch Caldwell for Anaheim City Council campaign:] Mitch Caldwell, a 56-year Anaheim resident, businessman, and neighborhood activist, today announced his candidacy for the Anaheim City Council in Council District 3. Commenting on the issues facing the neighborhoods of District 3, Caldwell described his motivation for running for City Council: “I was 14 years old when my parents moved ...

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Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim’s Current Police Spending Will “Create A Police State”

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During the city council’s mid-year budget review on February 27, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his feeling that continuation of current police spending levels will turn Anaheim “into a police state.” “If we keep investing just in police and fire – really, police – we’re really creating a police state, and I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want ...

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Jose F. Moreno Praises Advocates Who Sued County, Anaheim To Stop Clearing of Riverbed Homeless Camp

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An Anaheim resident recently e-mailed District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno regarding the number of vouchers for West Anaheim-based motels that have been given to the homeless cleared from the Santa Ana River Trail. Moreno replied by praising the radical homeless advocates and criticizing Councilwoman Kris Murray for her efforts – Operation Home SAFE – to spur the clearing of ...

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Judge Carter Halts Clearing of SART Homeless Camp At Request of Left-Wing Attorney From Santa Monica

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Last night, federal district Judge David O. Carter granted a request for a temporary injunction halting the velvet-gloved clearing of the Santa Ana River Trail encampment being conducted by the County of Orange, in coordination with Anaheim and Orange. The injunction was requested by Carol Sobel, a leftist trial attorney from Santa Monica who makes a handsome living suing public agencies. ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Drama Ends With Moreno’s Appointment


The weeks-long drama over the appointment of a mayor pro tem (MPT) ended with the appointment on January 9 of controversial District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is up for re-election this year, and was given the politically valuable title by three Republicans – Mayor Tom Tait and Councilmembers Denise Barnes and James Vanderbilt. The mayor ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Appointment Saga Continues At Next Council Meeting

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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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Moreno’s “2017 Accomplishments” In Review


Anaheim Insider here. Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s published an end-of-the-year city newsletter telling District 3 voters he “has immersed himself in his role on the Council to best address and advocate for our neighborhoods.” The laundry list of “accomplishments” reads like an a puffed-up Linkedin profile. Some are routine boasts like “holding 32 community meetings” or “attending 93 community events.” Others tell ...

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