OCEA/AMEA

Who Will Fund The Single-Member Districts Campaign?

On March 22, the left-wing coalition backing single-member council districts in Anaheim kicked off its campaign to win their approval by Anaheim voters this November. 501(c)(3) groups like OCCORD can actively advocate for a ballot measure within limits on “lobbying” activity. Per the BolderAdvocacy website (published by the left-wing Alliance for Justice): Under Section 501(h), the overall limit on lobbying starts as ...

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It’s Official: Lorri Galloway is Running for Mayor

She’s been telling people for months, and we’ve been posting about it here for months (and before anyone else). Now she’s making it official via a Frank Mickadeit column: former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway is running for Mayor of Anaheim against incumbent Tom Tait. Frank writes: Galloway’s [candidacy] is a shock, however, given their political relationship. Even though she is a ...

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Tom Tait Joins Other CA Mayors In Sponsoring Pension Reform Initiative for 2014 Ballot

A group of California mayors, including Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, have submitted a request for title and summary for their Pension Reform Act of 2014 initiative. All are Democrats, except for Tait. From CalPensions.com: The mayor is proposing a state constitutional amendment intended to allow cuts in pensions earned by current state and local government workers in the future, while ...

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Anaheim City Hall Could Still Use Some COIN

A year ago, I published a post advocating the Anaheim City Council adopt something similar to Costa Mesa’s COIN (Civic Openness in Negotiations Ordinance) ordinance.  Tomorrow night, the Fullerton City Council will begin discussing whether or not to adopt its own version of COIN. This is a discussion the Anaheim City Council should consider having, as well. The staff report ...

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KABC-AM Host Calls Out Voice of OC’s OCEA Funding

Anaheim Insider here. KABC-AM conservative talk radio show host John Phillips blasted the Voice of OC this morning for its role in the smear campaign against Carl Demaio, the libertarian gay Republican running for Congress in San Diego. Phillips was spurred by this post on the FlashReport for Republican activist and consultant Charles Moran, who also asked the question of ...

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Money Isn’t Everything In Anaheim Council Campaigns

One of the arguments made by single-member council district proponents is that Anaheim is so big that the cost of communicating with so many voters prices potential candidates out of the running – especially Latinos – and allows special interests to dominate the elections. Carving the city into single-member council districts, the argument goes, diminishes the significance of campaign warchests ...

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Janet Nguyen Calls Out “Voice of OC” for OCEA Funding

Anaheim Insider here. It’s no secret the Voice of OC got its start with very generous funding from the Orange County Employees Association. What many of us didn’t know was how dependent the Voice of OC still is on OCEA funding, which is in turn funded by government employee dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. According to this press release from ...

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Voice of OC Misses OCEA’s Hidden Hand

Anaheim Insider here. Did you see the Orange County Register article about how the Orange County Employees Association shuffled political funding through various PACs in order to disguise who was paying the campaign mailers? Among other things, OCEA gave a PAC called California Citizens for Fair Government $75,000 in start-up donations, and provided 81% of the PACs funding during its ...

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