District 4

Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11’s Stunt Threatens Orange County Workers

This opinion article was originally published in the Orange County Register on January 25, 2019 By Reuben Franco and Kris Murray A small faction of radical left-wing unionists has been working over the past decade to establish their political dominance in Orange County. They refuse to engage in constructive dialog and regularly put their own political interests ahead of others, including ...

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How UNITE-HERE Stages Choreographed “Arrests” – Explained

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is organizing a protest this evening with the intent of disrupting the opening day of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This carefully scripted protest will climax with the staged arrest of dozen or so people, including left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno. “Staged” does not mean fake: the arrests will be real but they will ...

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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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