Jose Moreno

District 3: Moreno Resorts To Dog Whistle Politics – Leftist Style

Councilman Jose F. Moreno, the left-wing Democrat running for re-election in District 3, described his Democrat opponent’s platform of re-focusing city government on “serving our neighborhoods, not grandstanding at City Hall” as Trumpism, while alleging the Anaheim Police Association stokes bigotry. Moreno made the charges while appearing July 9 as a guest on ITZ Happening, a local progressive Internet program: After ...

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Sounds Like Moreno Is Supporting Aitken for Mayor

Speaking at his backyard campaign kick-off on Sunday, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno gave what sounded like an all-but-official endorsement of fellow progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken’s bid to become Mayor of Anaheim. While introducing local elected officials and candidates, Moreno acknowledged first-time candidate Aitken as the person “who will be our next mayor for the city of Anaheim. Ashleigh ...

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Cynthia Ward, Union Republican

There are several union-friendly candidates in the race for Anaheim mayor.  Attorney and progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken is solidly in the union camp, particularly with UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant hotel workers union spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to impose the nation’s highest minimum wage on Resort district businesses.  Former Councilwoman and Democrat Lorri Galloway also has a ...

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Murray V. Moreno

Last week, we posted Anaheim Colony resident Keith Oleson’s July 17 takedown of Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s attempt to deflect constituent ire over a 75-bed homeless recuperative care facility coming to District 3. Oleson’s phillipic was posted on NextDoor.com and the Mother Colony listserv. Moreno published a reply on July 19, in which he attempted to preemptively blame Councilwoman Kris ...

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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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