Harry Sidhu

Welcome To Stableheim

This week, the Anaheim City Council approved a series of senior staff appointments that promise the bring the Unstableheim Era to a close. Acting Deputy City Manager/Planning Director David Belmer was appointed Deputy City Manager. He will oversee the Community & Economic Development, Planning, and Public Works departments. Acting Assistant City Manager Greg Garcia was appointed Deputy City Manager and will ...

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Commission Appointment Reform: Common Sense or “Tyranny”?

Last week, the City Council voted 4-3  to approve a proposal by Mayor Harry Sidh requiring confirmation of commission appointments by a majority vote of the council. Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Steve Faessel and Trevor O’Neil voted “yes” while Councilmembers Denise Barnes, Jordan Brandman and Jose F. Moreno were opposed. Two years ago, the Tait-Moreno council ...

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Hysteria Over Angels Negotiations Begins

As predictably as night follows day, an outbreak of hysteria has followed news of a proposed 1-year extension of the Angels’ stadium lease to facilitate negotiations to keep them in Anaheim (which is something even critics claim to want). The common thread is a freak-out over a “deal” that doesn’t exist. Giving a north county report to his Chicano Latino ...

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City Council Poised To Press Re-Set Button in Angels Negotiations

The City of Anaheim and the Angels are hitting the re-set button in an effort to forge a mutually-beneficial agreement to keep the baseball team in Anaheim. As a first-step toward re-starting negotiations with the Angels, newly-elected Mayor Harry Sidhu is asking the city council on January 15 to extend the team’s stadium lease from October 2019 to the end ...

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Homeless Encampments Cleared From La Palma, Schweitzer, Maxwell Parks, Other Locations

[H/T to commenter David Michael Klawe for bringing this to our attention.] The City of Anaheim posted this update yesterday on Nextdoor.com: Anaheim Shelter Plan update: Park encampments cleared More than 150 people have moved to an interim emergency homeless shelter from Maxwell, La Palma and Schweitzer parks, a west Anaheim street corner, an underpass at Gene Autry Way and ...

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Are Days Numbered For Maxwell Park Homeless Encampment?

The temporary emergency shelter on State College is due to open its doors the morning of December 20. The first order of business is to accommodate those homeless encamped at Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks.  Homeless people camping at those parks have been outreached to and warned that with the opening of the temporary shelter, the city will ...

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State College Shelter To Open On December 20

The 200-bed temporary emergency homeless shelter on State College Street – what some are calling the “Miracle on State College” – is ready to open tomorrow morning and begin receiving homeless people living in Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks and begin receiving tomorrow morning. In a testament to the private sector speed and nimbleness and a City Hall ...

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