Jose Moreno

UPDATED: Moreno Labels Murray Push for Transparency on Immigration Task Force “Dog Whistle Politics”

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District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tacitly played the race card during an exchange with Councilwoman Kris Murray over her request for full public transparency for the “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration task force – accusing her of playing “dog whistle politics” and claiming “people like you” intimidate Latinos. The progressive Chicano Studies professor – who has made greater transparency a priority ...

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Transparency Takes A Beating From Tait Council Majority


Transparency took a beating from the Tait council majority this Tuesday by voting down an attempt by Councilwoman Kris Murray to apply full public transparency to the Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration mayoral task force. Mayor Tait then took it a step further by agendizing for the next council meeting a repeal of the December 20 council resolution authorizing the Welcoming ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

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One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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Tait and Moreno Try To Straddle Political Fissure of Sanctuary Cities

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The Santa Ana City Council has embraced sanctuary city status with reckless gusto, as councilmembers fell over themselves to lead “the resistance” to what they imagine is coming from the Trump Administration. The situation has been more muddled in Anaheim. Councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Steve Faessel and Denise Barnes have variously indicated their opposition to refusing cooperation with federal ...

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“Welcoming” Or Sanctuary City? A Distinction Without A Difference


[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Among the items on the December 20 Anaheim City Council agenda to create a “Mayoral Task Force to Research and Establish A Welcoming Anaheim Initiative.” The item was requested by newly-elected District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. Moreno is on the record as a strong supporter of ...

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Jose Moreno Gets The 2-Year Seat; Can Run For 4-Year Term In 2018

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City Clerk Linda Andal conducted the casting of lots following tonight’s swearing in of new council members in order to determine who serves a two-year term (according to the stipulations of Measures L and M, which implemented by-district council elections and expanded the council from four to six members). She took four blank wooden chips, wrote 1 on one chip, ...

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Newly-Elected Councilman Jose F. Moreno Hints At Pursuing Sanctuary City Status for Anaheim


[Cross-posted from OC Daily] In the wake of the Santa Ana City Council’s approval of a sanctuary city resolution, is Anaheim the next stop on the Sanctuary City Express? Interviewed by Univision last week, Councilman-elect Jose F. Moreno, chairman of the Cal State Long Beach Chicano Studies Department, strongly hinted he will pursue sanctuary city status for Orange County’s largest ...

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