District 5

Mayor Sidhu, Council Take Action To Continue Enforcing Anti-Camping Laws

Earlier this month, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement augmenting its partnership with the Salvation Army to increase the city’s inventory of homeless shelter beds – allowing the city to continue enforcing ordinances against camping and storing personal property on public facilities like city parks. Under the agreement, the Salvation Army will add another 100 beds to its existing ...

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AUHSD Leadership Traveling To Asia, Europe To Recruit Students From “High Net Worth” Families

The Anaheim Union High School District is sending district staff – including Superintendent Mike Matsuda and Anaheim High School teacher Ryan Ruelas – on recruiting trips to Asia and Europe to convince “high net worth families” to enroll their children in AUHSD schools. The Recruited students would pay tuition of nearly $14,000 to attend an AUHSD high school for their ...

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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Steve Faessel Becomes Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel was appointed Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow councilmembers for 2020. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring nominated Faessel for the post. “I think Steve Faessel will make a wonderful Mayor Pro Tem,” said Kring, noting Faessel’s long history of service to the community as both a volunteer and a member of city boards and ...

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Anaheim Elementary School Board Endorses Ballot Initiative To Raise Property Taxes

At its October 23 meeting, the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted unanimously for a resolutions of support for a proposed ballot initiative that would strip Proposition 13 protections from commercial property. If the initiative qualifies for the ballot and passes, it would result in massive increases in commercial property taxes, which would be passed on to small ...

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Council Gadfly Mike Robbins Caught Distributing Anonymous Hits Against Councilman Faessel

During the past several years, Mike and Jeannine Robbins have become fixtures at Anaheim City Council meetings – part of a group of gadflies whose lives revolve around pontificating during public comments and heckling people with different political views. The Robbins seem to view themselves as compassionate people whose activism is fueled by a concern for their fellow human beings ...

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Democrat Registration In Orange County Will Surpass The GOP Today

August 5 marked the last night in who knows how long that Orange County residents went to sleep in a red county. The Republican Party will almost certainly lose its voter registration advantage in Orange County today for the first time since the Democrats their post-Watergate advantage in 1978. According to the OC Registrar of Voters’ weekly Report of Registration ...

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Nearly 100 Residents Convene At Anaheim First Community Summit

Anaheim First kicked off the historic Anaheim Community Assessment with a packed community summit on July 10 that was attended by nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every part of the city. Anaheim First is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots community organization whose mission is generating resident-driven solutions that positively transform our neighborhoods — led ...

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Local Progressives Go Ballistic On Assemblyman Daly For Not Joining The Anti-Charter School Jihad

The fervor of the Anaheim progressive political claque’s freak-out over Assemblyman Tom Daly’s vote an a teacher union bill is testament to the almost religious intensity of their opposition to charter schools. On May 22, the state Assembly voted 44-19 to approve AB 1505, a teacher union-backed bill to squash charter schools. 17 legislators didn’t cast votes – including Democratic ...

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Council To Vote On $250 Million Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Partnership With Anaheim First

Tomorrow night the Anaheim City Council will vote on a resolution supporting Mayor Harry Sidhu’s $250 million 2030 Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and cement a partnership with community organization Anaheim First to implement the initiative. Sidhu proposed the ambitious neighborhood investment program during his inaugural State of the City speech in February – beginning with a $20 million investment in the ...

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