Government & Politics

Chris Norby Climbs About The Resort Union Train

What happened to Chris Norby? Anaheim Republicans have received a campaign mailer featuring former Supervisor Chris Norby urging them to vote for Measure L – an initiative bankrolled by Anaheim Resort unions that would ultimately impose the highest minimum wage in the nation on a number of Anaheim Resort businesses. Norby built a reputation as a small “L” libertarian. Now ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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Anaheim/OC Hotel & Lodging Assoc. Endorses Brandman, Caldwell and O’Neil for Council

From the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel & Lodging Association: AOCHLA PAC Announces 2018 Anaheim City Council Endorsements ANAHEIM, CALIF – AOCHLA PAC, the political action committee formed by the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, has announced its endorsements for Anaheim City Council Districts 2, 3 and 6. The PAC is endorsing Jordan Brandman for District 2. “Jordan is a previous ...

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UPDATED: 8-Year Old Boy Stuck By Used Syringe At Manzanita Park

Last week at Manzanita Park, an 8-year old boy was stuck by a used syringe while playing at Manzanita Park according to multiple sources. The individual received medical treatment and is apparently alright, but will need to undergo blood testing in several months. Community Services Department Director Larry Pasco informed the city council about the incident via e-mail: Subject: Incident ...

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Disney Cancels 4-Diamond Luxury Hotel

Disney today announced it is cancelling the 700-room 4-Diamond luxury hotel it was planning to build at the west end of Downtown Disney. The project constituted a $700 million investment that would have created 5,050 temporary jobs and 3,434 permanent jobs. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Lisa Haines said via a statement: “We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our ...

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Anaheim/OC Hotel & Lodging Association Endorses Harry Sidhu for Mayor

From the Anaheim/OC Anaheim & Lodging Association PAC: AOCHLA PAC Announces 2018 Anaheim Mayor Endorsement ANAHEIM, CALIF. – AOCHLA PAC, the political action committee formed by the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, has announced its endorsement of Harry Sidhu for Anaheim Mayor. Sidhu is a longtime business owner in Orange County. He served on the Anaheim City Council for ...

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OCEA Hits Harry Sidhu Again

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) has paid for another negative mailer attacking former Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu, a Republican businessman and mayoral front-runner. In August, the powerful public employee union dumped $100,000 into an independent expenditure committee called the California Taxpayer Protection Committee. It has been using that committee as a vehicle to attack pro-business candidates in Anaheim ...

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More Public Employee Union Spending For Cynthia Ward, Robert Nelson

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) continues its campaign spending to promote Anaheim council candidates aligned the with Tait-Moreno majority. Using the California Taxpayers Protection Committee as a vehicle, the powerful government union reported funding a negative mailer attacking Mitch Caldwell, the civic activist, businessman and former Planning Commissioner running in District 3 against left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a ...

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