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Jose Moreno Met With GOP Powerbroker, Offered To Use Influence To Broker Palm Lane Charter Deal

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Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently spearheaded the city council’s adoption of a “Sunshine Ordinance,” which included a partial lobbyist registration requirement. He declared it “seeks to affirm that the business of the people is being done in an open and transparent way.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the business of the people of the Anaheim  Elementary School District needs to ...

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Santa Ana River Trail Belongs To The Taxpayers

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[This was originally published in the OC Register on September 3, 2017] By Carolyn Cavecche Every few years a public policy issue grows so immense and overarching that it becomes the issue that a leader is judged by. For local elected officials it is usually something that so impacts their constituents, it taints everything they do in office. The taking ...

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Moreno Porta-Potties Proposal Dies; Murray Unveils State of Emergency Plan To End Homeless Encampments

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The Anaheim City Council shelved District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s proposal to allow homeless advocates to install porta-potties in the Santa Ana River Trail homeless camp in District 5, while Councilwoman Kris Murray outlined an ambitious plan to declare a citywide state of emergency and tackle the explosion of homeless camps through a combination of assistance and enforcement she ...

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Homeless Encampments: The Public Is Weary Of Government Allowing Order To Give Way To Disorder

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Last week, I published this photo of a bucket full of used hypodermic needles: It was taken at the trash collection site of the Rampart section of the sprawling Santa Ana River homeless village, as a county-contracted cleaning crew loaded garbage onto their truck. This week, there were hypodermic needle disposal containers fastened to the the fencing of the trash ...

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Tait Tabling Council Discussion and Votes To Protect Council Allies

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Three times during the past two council meetings, Mayor Tom Tait has used on obscure parliamentary tactic to shut down debate and safeguard his council allies from having to cast politically damaging votes. Councilwoman Lucille Kring had placed on the July 25 city council agenda a request to re-affirm the city’s anti-camping ordinance, adopted in 2013 as a tool to ...

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Moreno To Ask Council To Consider Installing Porta-Potties In Santa Ana River Homeless Encampment

Aly's porta-potties on city-owned property on May 16. Note to single post at the entry to the river trail.

At the end of this week’s council meeting, Councilman Jose F. Moreno requested the city council consider allowing a vocal homeless activist to install porta-potties on city property to service the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River. Back in May, progressive homeless activist Mohammed Aly illegally installed three porta-potties in The Big A section of the homeless tent ...

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Moreno Over-Budget On Council Aide Spending

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District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno proposes, through his so-called “Sunshine Ordinance,” to tell his council colleagues who they can and cannot use as policy aides. Before trying to govern their staffing, he might want to better govern his own. According to information provided by the city in response to a Public Records Act request, the District 3 council aide ...

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Moreno’s Sunshine Ordinance Drafted In The Shadows

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Tonight the Anaheim City Council will take up a proposed “Sunshine Ordinance” that has been drafted in secrecy per the instructions of its sponsor, Councilman Jose F. Moreno. While Moreno bills it as a transparency measure, its most transparent aspect is its bald attempt to force out the policy aides to councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring and Steve Faessel. It ...

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