Measure E

No Such Thing As Freedom Without Risk

The OC Register published an article yesterday about the sale and use of fireworks in Orange County. Eight cities permit safe-and-sane fireworks: Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Villa Park, Westminster and Stanton. Anaheim will join those ranks next year. The article re-hashes the usual arguments about legalized fireworks: safety versus community group fundraising. Getting short-shrift is ...

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Anaheim Voter Turnout on Tuesday: 14.8%

I reached out to Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley yesterday to find out the voter turnout in Anaheim for Tuesday’s primary election. The news isn’t very heartening: Anaheim has 123,485 registered voters – very few of whom cast ballots in this election: In a disheartening manifestation of this low turnout, the first vote update from the ROV on ...

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June Primary Results: Measures C and E Win, Measure D Loses

Yesterday, Anaheim voters spoke on three proposed amendments to the city charter that emerged from the Charter Review Commission process. A bundle of largely technical fixes and updates to the charter (Measure C) won handily. The prohibition against safe-and-sane fireworks was repealed, and a proposal to change the mayoral term from four to two years failed:   Measure C has ...

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Campaign Update: “Yes on Measure E” Ups the Ante; “No on D” Conjures the Specter of “Powerful Special Interests”

The polls open in about 12 hours, and Election Day Anaheim voters will cast their ballot on the three charter amendments on tomorrow’s ballot. TNT Fireworks put another $45,000 into the Yes on Measure E campaign, hoping to persuade Anaheim voters to repeal the charter’s prohibition against safe-and-sane fireworks and allow the City Council to legalize them for sale and ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC Voter’s Guide: Yes on Measures C, D and E

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC has published its voter’s guide for the June primary:  MEASURE C — VOTE “YES” Various Charter Amendments Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes in the City and law; authorize financial documents’ availability in electronic format; update matters regarding boards/commissions; allow setting City Manager compensation by agreement, ...

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Ward Wages Class Warfare Against Legalizing Fireworks

Anaheim Insider here. The irascible Cynthia Ward, along with Tait camp follower Brian Chuchua, makes up CATER, the non-profit that sues the city to obstruct policies that Mayor Tom Tait object to. Fresh from driving up the cost to Anaheim taxpayers of the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion, now Ward is waging class warfare against Measure E, which would bring legalized ...

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Measure E Watch: “Yes on E” Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

The campaign to return legal safe-and-sane fireworks to Anaheim has begun in earnest since vote-by-mail ballots started going out on May 5. The “Yes on Measure E” campaign has sent out two mailers in the last week: You can see the mailers here and here. American Promotional Events dba TNT Fireworks deposited $40,000 into the “Yes on Measure E” committee ...

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Measure E: Campaign to Legalize Safe and Sane Fireworks Gears Up

The campaign to return safe-and-sane fireworks to Anaheim is getting organized. On the June ballot will be Measure E, a product of the Charter Review Commission that would legalize safe-and-sane fireworks, which were banned by Anaheim voters back in 1986 by a vote of 56%. The “Committee for a Safe 4th of July – Yes on Measure E” was formed ...

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