Measure L

Medrano: Vote “No” On Measure L – It Helps a Few, Hurts A Lot

I’m an Anaheim resident. I’m a proud trade unionist and representative for union members across Orange County. I support working people negotiating to get a better wage. So, you’d think I would support Measure L in Anaheim. But I don’t. The truth is that Measure L would help very few of my Anaheim neighbors get a raise, and would hurt ...

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Tom Tait and Jose Moreno Headline Pro-Districts Panel Talk

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Dr. Jose F. Moreno (leftist academic and would-be Anaheim councilmember) will be the featured members on a panel tomorrow night sponsored by the Arab-American Civic Council to discuss the impact of the recently adopted council districts map and sequencing. Joining them on the panel will be Mirvette Judeh. The panel is entitled “We The People’s ...

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Mayor Tait Recruiting Council Candidates Via Facebook

The council districts map sponsored by a coalition of progressive and Democratic Party interest groups has been adopted. The city council has determined the ballot order (although not the order pushed by that same coalition and Mayor Tom Tait): Districts 1 and 2 (West Anaheim); District 4 (the Latino-plurality, south Anaheim); and District 5 (Latino-plurality, central Anaheim) will on the ...

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Dates Set For Community Input On Drawing Council District Boundaries

The Advisory Committee of six retired Superior Court judges has set the dates for a series of public hearings at which the public can provide their input into where the boundaries of the coming council districts should be drawn. Per the City of Anaheim’s press release: During the first organizational meeting to gather input on drawing Anaheim’s City Council voting ...

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UPDATED: Council Districts To Be Adopted By End of 2015, Hopefully Sooner

The Anaheim City Council held a work shop yesterday on implementing Measures L and M. The former requires councilmembers henceforth be elected in by-district elections and the latter expands the council to six members. City staff laid out an implementation plan with a conservative timeline of adopting district maps sometime between September and December of 2015. Councilmembers made it clear ...

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70% of “Yes on Measure L” Precinct Walkers Were UNITE-HERE Local 11 Members

As exhaustively documented here (if nowhere else), UNITE-HERE Local 11 was one of the prime movers behind the two-year long march for by-district council elections that culminated in the “Yes on Measure L.” The militantly left-wing union provided many of the bodies – both directly and via its twin organization OCCORD — that attended Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections ...

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Tait Wines and Dines Anti-Cop Activists; More Naivete About By-District Council Elections

Anaheim Insider here. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait took offense during the election when hit with campaign attacks alleging he was hostile to the police and soft on gang crime. When his intimate “Team Anaheim” campaign thank you dinner at Thee White House includes anti-police activists Mark and Mary Daniels (seated in front, first two from the left), it’s easy to ...

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Election Results Illustrate How Measure L Passage Paves Way For Democratic Majority on Anaheim City Council

After reading Chris Nguyen’s analysis of which sections of Anaheim voted for whom, an insightful reader shared with us a different take on the numbers: Chris Nguyen’s analysis missed one key point for the future: turnout levels. Looking just at the numbers in the post, a total of 16,127 votes for Mayor were cast in the Hills, while a total ...

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Measure L-Created Wrinkles for the 2016 City Council Election

A friend alerted me that missing from yesterday’s post on implementing Measure L was a discussion of how many council seats will be on the ballot in 2016. The answer is: four. Councilmembers Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman will be running for re-election in yet-to-be drawn council districts, and two new, open seats will be on the ballot. According to ...

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