Government & Politics

Should Anaheim Council Meetings Start Later?

One topic being brought up at the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee meetings has been pushing the start time of Anaheim City Council meetings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Left-wing activist Duane Roberts, in particular, has been riding this hobby horse at the CAC meetings. CAC member and two-time former council candidate Bill Dalati has responded by having the topic placed on the ...

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Political Left Actively Lobbying Citizens Advisory Committee For Single-Member Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement meets again this Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brookhurst Community Center. This will be the seventh CAC meeting, with eight more to follow. I’ve attended most of them, and they are assuming a definite pattern. At the actual committee-work level, the CAC members have been taking presentations from experts on voter ...

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Palmdale Council Districts-Lawsuit Coming To Trial In May

Anaheim isn’t the only California being sued under the California Civil Rights Act. Palmdale, like Anaheim, is being sued by those seeking to win in the courtroom what they’ve been unable to win in the court of public opinion. The Los Angeles Times ran an article on the lawsuit last week. Latinos and African Americans make up about two-thirds of ...

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Mike Houston Named New Interim City Attorney for Anaheim

It was announced at this week’s Anaheim City Council meeting that Mike Houston of Cummins & White has been named interim City Attorney, reported the Voice of OC the other day. The council approved the choice 5-0. I have known Mike for 20 years. He is a very good, very smart attorney of the highest integrity. Anaheim made a terrific ...

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OC Democratic Party Endorses Single-Member Council Districts; OC GOP Still Asleep At The Switch

As Orange County Republicans snooze, blissfully ignorant of the dangerous possibility of council districts being imposed on Anaheim (or in some cases, providing misguided support for them), the OC Democratic Party is lending its voice to the left-wing coalition pushing for them. This just came over the transom from the OC Dems: DPOC Calls On The City Of Anaheim To ...

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The 6th Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee Is Tomorrow Night

The Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement — CAC, for short — will meet for the sixth time tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponderosa Family Resource Center, 2100 Haster Street. On the CAC agenda: a presentation from Orange County’s rock star Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley on voter participation and outreach. The CAC will also hear from the ...

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Conflict or No Conflict?

In a previous post,  I asked how then-City Attorney Christina Talley could state at the November 13 Anaheim City Council meeting that Mayor Tom Tait had NO conflict in negotiating a new lease with the Angels. Recap: Mayor Tom Tait is a partner in an LLC that owns property at 2130 E. Orangewood and his company, Tait Engineering Services leases a ...

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Anaheim Police Assoc. Mobilizing Against Proposed Oversight Commission

The Anaheim Police Association blasted out this e-mail this morning, asking for recipients to e-mail the Anaheim City Council to express their opposition to Mayor Tom Tait’s proposal for a citizens police oversight commission: Support Your Anaheim Police! Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and his supporters are attempting to weaken our police force by implementing policies and police review procedures that ...

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More Demolition Of Myth-Making About Talley’s Departure

Gabriel San Roman of the OC Weekly has published a story taking aim at the myth being spun by the usual suspects — Vern Nelson, the Take Back Anaheim crowd, Los Amigos — that Cristina Talley was a sort of Latina Joan of Arc pushed out by a sinister council majority in retribution for speaking out on behalf of la ...

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A Top-Line Review of The Council Incumbents Campaign Reports

Form 460s, the campaign disclosure forms, give a partial insight into the strength of candidates and campaigns. I say partial because they don’t necessarily tell the whole story in terms of other critical measures such as name ID, positive/negative public perception, track record at the ballot, etc. At the same time, they do tell a story about a candidate’s ability to organize, campaign and are ...

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