Jose Moreno

West Anaheim Resident To City Council On RV Dweller Street Camping: “Enough is Enough”

West Anaheim resident Sal Ortiz simply, directly and powerfully articulated the frustration and anger of his fellow residents at the July 17 Anaheim City Council, tell the council “enough is enough” regarding the degradation of their neighborhoods due to the proliferation of RV dwellers street camping in their neighborhoods: Ortiz forcefully channeled the frustration felt by residents who obey the ...

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Moreno Faces Ire of Residents Over Homeless Recuperative Care Facility

District 3 resident frustration with a planned recuperative care facility for the homeless at 280 N. Wilshire Avenue, in the Westmont neighborhood boiled over at a June 28 community forum hosted by Councilman Jose F. Moreno found himself in the soup with his constituents at a June 28 community forum he had organized. After public hearings on April 30 and ...

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Moreno Suggests Home Builders Just Eat Massive Building Fee Increases

The City of Anaheim has been considering raising development fees as part of its budget hearings. Development fees on projects outside the Platinum Triangle – i.e. nearly the entire city – would undergo a massive increase. According to this slide from a city, staff proposes 15%  maximum increase in development fees. As you can see from this slide prepared by ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Wants A $25 Minimum Wage In The Anaheim Resort

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is spearheading the initiative campaign to impose an $18 minimum wage on targeted Anaheim Resort businesses. At its Leadership Conference last month, Local 11 passed five resolutions setting their 2018 agenda.  One of those is a $25 an hour minimum wage: There’s asterisk to that demand noting it applies only businesses receiving local government subsidies – that ...

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UNITE-HERE Welcomes Communist Party Support For $18 Minimum Wage

You can’t make this stuff up. UNITE-HERE Local 11 is the militantly left-wing hotel workers union that is leading the charge for an initiative to impose an $18 minimum wage on targeted Anaheim hotels and hospitality businesses. On its Twitter feed this week, the union promoted the support its getting from the Workers World Party – an avowedly Communist group: ...

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Socialist Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Anaheim for $18 minimum Wage Initiative

America’s leading democratic socialist politician is coming to Anaheim on Friday to rally the left in support of the Coalition of Resort Labor Union’s (CRLU) $18 minimum wage initiative. Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who nearly wrested the Democratic presidential nomination from the Clinton machine, will speak at the River Church arena, next to Anaheim City Hall, this Saturday, June ...

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

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”

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

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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