Government & Politics

Jose Moreno: Unilaterally Changing 4-Diamond Hotel Agreements Puts Anaheim In “Breach of Contract”

The Anaheim Resort unions are trying to place a measure to radically boost the minimum wage from the current $11 to $18. It would apply – at least initially – to Anaheim Resort business that receive TOT or sales tax rebates or other economic assistance. If it qualifies and is approved by voters, it would constitute a retroactive, unilateral change ...

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Resort Unions Attack Free Speech

Labor unions struggled for many long years to earn the right to organize, often in the face of violent opposition. Given that reality, one would think a union as militant as UNITE-HERE Local 11 would be the first to defend and respect the 1st Amendment rights of others. And one would be wrong. When a coalition of business and civic ...

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Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray Announces Run for 3rd District Supervisor

Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray today announced her bid to represent the residents of the Third District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors with a commitment to safe communities, a strong economy and smart government. Murray, who has served on the Anaheim City Council since 2010, is seeking to succeed outgoing Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who has represented the Third ...

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Kill The Job Killer Initiative

A local employee union is attempting to mandate that the City of Anaheim raise the minimum wage to $18 an hour with incremental increases over the next few years, the highest in the nation.    The Disneyland Resort is the primary target of this initiative but if implemented would affect all hospitality businesses, including restaurants and other small businesses within or ...

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Shawn Nelson Calls For County to Join Litigation Against SB 54 Sanctuary State Law

From Supervisor Shawn Nelson: Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson Seeks to join USDOJ Litigation or initiate Separate Litigation against the State of California’s Sanctuary State Legislation SANTA ANA, CA— In response to Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel’s request to adopt a resolution against California Statute SB 54, Supervisor Shawn Nelson is asking County Counsel to either join existing litigation filed ...

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$18 Minimum Wage in Anaheim? Not On My Watch!

Anaheim voters will soon be asked to sign a petition for a ballot measure that would increase the minimum wage in the Resort District to $18 per hour.  Don’t do it.  Masked by the notion of securing a living wage for hard-working men and women trying to raise a family, this initiative is really part of a grand scheme to ...

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Anaheim City Council Votes 4-0-2 To Support Prop. 13; James Vanderbilt, Denise Barnes Abstain

On March 6, the Anaheim City Council barely passed a resolution in support of preserving Proposition 13 and opposing any efforts to create a “split roll” property tax system. The resolution was introduced by Councilmember Lucille Kring and is timely in that progressives are attempting to qualify a split-roll initiative for the statewide ballot. The council approved the resolution on ...

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Good Reasons For Not Signing Anaheim Resort Unions’ $18 Wage Initiative

A coalition of Anaheim Resort unions, led by radical UNITE-HERE Local 11, will soon be collecting signatures to qualify an initiative to impose an $18 an hour minimum wage on leading Anaheim employers, including the Disneyland Resort. There are a host of reason why Anaheim voters should not sign this extreme, economically destructive initiative. The Union Initiative Will Destroy Existing ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes Serves As Prop In Quirk-Silva & Josh Newman Political Production

Anaheim Insider here. This was posted on Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva’s Facebook page last week: And there, front and center, is District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes – standing next to Sen. Josh Newman. Remember, Quirk-Silva is the Democrat incumbent in Assembly District 65, which is a swing seat. And Democrat Newman represents Senate District 29, and is the target a June ...

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