Government & Politics

UPDATED: New City Attorney Appointment Tomorrow?

There’s a special closed session meeting of the Anaheim City Council tomorrow. There are two items on the agenda, both related to picking a new City Attorney. The first is “Conference with Labor Negotiators” – presumably hammering out the compensation agreement. The designated city representative is Acting Human Resources Director James Motsick. That item is followed by “Public Employee Appointment” ...

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Unstableheim: Asst. City Manager Kristine Ridge Leaving For Laguna Niguel City Manager Post

Anaheim Insider here. The exodus of talent and experience from Unstableheim City Hall continues as Assistant City Manager Kristine Ridge departs to become City Manager of Laguna Niguel. Ridge will take the reins of the South County city in January 2018. Anaheim city government is a financially healthy, billion dollar enterprise in a city that is home to iconic Disneyland ...

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UPDATED: Underground Bunker Constructed By Homeless And Stash of 1,000 Bikes Discovered On Santa Ana River Trail

In the wake of removing a 200-person homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail in Fountain Valley, County of Orange officials discovered a well-constructed underground bunker and 1,000 bikes stashed in a flood control tunnel.  Also found was a half-loaded .357 magnum revolver that had been fired.                 The approximately 5×10 underground ...

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Moreno Supports Boycott of Papa John’s Pizza – Which Has 3 Stores In Anaheim

On his Facebook page last month, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno endorsed boycotting Papa John’s Pizza: “Hit haters in the wallet” exhorts the Vocal Progressives boycott post shared by Moreno – and hitting those haters includes the three Papa John’s Pizza stores in Anaheim. Before moving to the identities of the “haters” who are allegedly exploiting their Anaheim employees, ...

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Former OC GOP Leader Greg Haskin Jumps Into AD72 Race

This came over the transom from the Greg Haskin for Assembly campaign: Orange County Business Leader Greg Haskin Announces Assembly Campaign Scott Baugh will serve as Campaign Chairman Huntington Beach, CA – – Longtime Orange County business and community leader Greg Haskin will run for Assembly in the 72nd district, he announced today. “We need more mature, experienced conservatives in ...

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Anaheim School District Hires Radical Group To Train Leadership Staff

The Anaheim Elementary School District has hired a radical identity politics advocacy group to train district leadership in “cultural competency relative to Muslims and Islam communities.” At its September 27 meeting, the AESD Board of Education approved an independent contractor agreement with the Los Angeles chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an progressive legal advocacy group driven by identity politics. It ...

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Parents’ Choice For Palm Lane Charter School Operator Goes To Anaheim School Board Vote On December 13

The parents behind the successful petition drive to convert Palm Lane Elementary School into an independent public charter school have selected New Century to be their charter school operator. The parents who signed the Parent Trigger Law petition in 2014-2015 selected New Century Charter Schools from the charter operators who had made presentations on their programs. Parent signatories cast their ballots ...

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4th Supervisor District: La Habra City Councilmembers Endorse Tim Shaw

From the Tim Shaw for Supervisor campaign: The Tim Shaw Campaign for Orange County Supervisor of the Fourth District received great news today, with the endorsement of three of his La Habra City Council colleagues. These endorsement swill increase his campaign’s momentum to replace termed out Supervisor Shawn Nelson. La Habra City Council Members Tom Beamish, James Gomez and Michael ...

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Radical Homeless Advocates Try To Silence Kris Murray With Bogus Allegations

If you thought Anaheim City Council politics couldn’t become even more dysfunctional, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has proven them wrong. Jeanine Robbins and Wes Jones are part of a cadre of progressive political activists whose lives seem to revolve around using public comments at Anaheim council meetings to flog their cause-du-jour and denigrate those with whom they disagree. ...

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Bill O’Connell Speaks Truth To Power

At the October 17, 2017 Anaheim City Council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno pulled a routine consent calendar item: the annual certification of whether the GardenWalk Hotels project developers were in compliance with the development agreement the city council approved in 2013. What followed was a disturbing exercise in arbitrary, capricious governance by Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait.  ...

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