District 4

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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Anti-Police Radicals Planning Protest In Anaheim Neighborhood Against DA Declining To Charge Off-Duty LAPD Cop

The OC District Attorney has declined to file any charges against the off-duty LAPD officer who fired a warning shot into the ground to disperse a group of 14 teenagers who had surrounded him and began assaulting him. The fracas stemmed from ongoing tension between the off-duty officer, his father and teenagers who were regularly trampling through the father’s yard, ...

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

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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Team Tait Strikes Back

Last week, while Anaheim residents shopped, wrapped presents and were otherwise distracted preparing for Christmas Day, Mayor Tom Tait’s the newly-ensconced council majority plowed through a long list of major policy shifts they had piled onto the agenda with a few days notice. Mayor Tait employed the symbolism of dais to emphasize the new order. Rather than seating the councilmembers ...

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On Mandates And Phony “People v. Special Interests” Narratives

The ballot counting is virtually done. Let’s take another look at the Anaheim city council results and consider what they mean. The most obvious consequence, of course, is that Mayor Tom Tait has, on his third try, secured an ostensible majority on the city council – due to narrow wins by two of his four candidates: Denise Barnes in District ...

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Anaheim: Tait/Progressive-Left Slate Losing in Council Races

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] November 2016 was another election showdown between the traditional “Anaheim Way” coalition and the strange alliance of Mayor Tom Tait and progressive interest groups. And it was another defeat for the Tait/Progressive-Left efforts to take control of the city council. This election is the culmination of a multi-year effort by a coalition of progressive political interests ...

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