Government & Politics

Who Is Jason Sumague-Young?

Or Jason Garner Young, depending on the circumstance. In any case, the question isn’t easy to answer. He runs an obscure blog called SaveAnaheim.com that is mainly devoted to attacking the character and integrity of anyone who disagrees with his view of Anaheim politics — especially Councilwoman Kris Murray – and runs a few obscure Facebook pages dedicated to attacking Murray and ...

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Tom Tait Endorses Lucille Kring for Council

Mayor Tom Tait has endorsed Lucille Kring, the twice-former councilwoman who is attempting to win a third, non-sequential term (which I’d wager is probably be a first in Anaheim history). This rounds out the Tait ticket for the two open council seats on the November ballot – the other being government union activist John Leos, whom the OCEA spent more ...

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Communists Come To Anna Street?

Yeah, I did a double take, too. But according to this post on The Other Side of the Tracks blog, it is true: Revolutionary Communist Party members — and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) activists — descended on Anna Street in the wake August shooting, trying to “radicalize local youths” and organize residents. Fortunately, they didn’t seem to have much luck, judging ...

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Coming Soon: A Police Oversight Commission?

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has asked City Manager Bob Wingenroth to come back to the council with a draft plan for a citizens oversight board for the Anaheim Police Department. Per the OC Register: “The time has come,” Tait said. “It would be good for the city to have a trusted group of citizens look into any allegations of misconduct.”

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More Coverage of WAND Candidate Forum

The Voice of OC has coverage of last week’s council candidate forum, sponsored by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council, or WAND. It’s worth reading, and is certainly more informative than the OC Weekly’s effort. I’ll tender a few observations based on the article. In response about ensuring that city street repairs won’t be impacted by funds used to purchase the ...

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Riots Cost Anaheim More Than Just $1.7 Million In Police O.T.

According to the OC Register, dealing with the summer riots in Anaheim cost $1.7 million in police overtime. “The Police Department spent $1.7 million on officer overtime during a four-week stretch when people took to the streets to protest two fatal shootings by police and long-simmering political frustration over the summer. The department deployed SWAT officers, mounted patrols, detectives and ...

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Some Coverage of WAND Candidate Forum

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Association held a forum last night for Anaheim City Council candidates. 7 of the 9 candidates were there: Jordan Brandman Steve Chavez Lodge Lucille Kring John Leos Brian Chuchua Linda Linder Duane Roberts Liberal OC Weekly writer Gabriel San Roman went, and has an OK write up here.  San Roman took the time to criticize Steve Lodge:

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Galloway Pulls Anti-Circus Ordinance…But Council Meeting Was Still A Circus

Mere minutes before the start of last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilwoman Lorri Galloway’s colleagues learned she would pull her proposed ordinance to ban circus animals from city soil. Her target was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has the temerity to entertain children and their parents with exotic animals like elephants and tigers, all while making…wait ...

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