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Jose Moreno: Unilaterally Changing 4-Diamond Hotel Agreements Puts Anaheim In “Breach of Contract”

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The Anaheim Resort unions are trying to place a measure to radically boost the minimum wage from the current $11 to $18. It would apply – at least initially – to Anaheim Resort business that receive TOT or sales tax rebates or other economic assistance. If it qualifies and is approved by voters, it would constitute a retroactive, unilateral change ...

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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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#MeToo: Julio Perez Fired As OC Labor Federation’s Executive Director Over Sexual Harassment

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The Orange County Labor Federation has fired Executive Director Julio Perez after a lengthy investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of OCLF staff. According to a statement issued by the OC affiliate of the AFL-CIO, the umbrella union’s board of directors voted last night to terminate Perez. Perez was felled by the #MeToo movement when allegations of sexual misconduct were ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Drama Ends With Moreno’s Appointment

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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

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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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Will Mayor Pro Tem Vote Be Continued Again?

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The annual council re-organization vote was agendized for December 5. Mayor Tom Tait nominated his close council ally, left-wing Democrat Jose F. Moreno, for the post. Moreno drew the figurative short-straw a year ago, and so must seek election next November to a full four-year term. When nominating Moreno, Tait essentially said this may by the progressive politico’s last chance ...

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Moreno Supports Boycott of Papa John’s Pizza – Which Has 3 Stores In Anaheim

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On his Facebook page last month, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno endorsed boycotting Papa John’s Pizza: “Hit haters in the wallet” exhorts the Vocal Progressives boycott post shared by Moreno – and hitting those haters includes the three Papa John’s Pizza stores in Anaheim. Before moving to the identities of the “haters” who are allegedly exploiting their Anaheim employees, ...

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Radical Homeless Advocates Try To Silence Kris Murray With Bogus Allegations

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If you thought Anaheim City Council politics couldn’t become even more dysfunctional, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has proven them wrong. Jeanine Robbins and Wes Jones are part of a cadre of progressive political activists whose lives seem to revolve around using public comments at Anaheim council meetings to flog their cause-du-jour and denigrate those with whom they disagree. ...

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