Government & Politics

Unstableheim: Community Services Director Brent Dennis Quits To Take Tucson Parks Position

Anaheim Insider here. Brent Dennis has resigned as Community Services Director for the City of Anaheim, leaving to take a similar post with the City of Tuscon, Arizona. The day after presenting the City Council with an update on the city’s strategic parks plan on February 27, Dennis submitted his resignation. In an e-mail, Dennis said he delivered the news “with ...

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OC GOP Endorses Harkey in CD49; Ling-Ling Chang In Newman Recall; Coronado in AD65

On Monday night, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to endorse candidates in three key races: Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey in the 49th Congressional District; former Anaheim school board trustee Alexandria Coronado in the 65th Assembly District; and former Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang on the replacement ballot in the election to recall Sen. Josh Newman in ...

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SD34: Villa Park’s Tom Umberg to Challenge Janet Nguyen

[Cross-posted from our partner site OCPolitical.com] Former Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Villa Park) announced his entry into the race to challenge the re-election bid of Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) in the 34th District.  Unfortunately for Umberg, in a case of unlucky timing, the news of his entry was completely drowned out by the news that Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) had introduced a resolution to ...

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City Council To Consider Requiring Special Elections to Fill Council Vacancies

Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will consider placing a charter amendment on the June 5, 2018 ballot requiring council seat vacancies be filled by special election. Currently, the council has the option to fill a vacancy either by direct appointment or calling a special election. The amendment is being proposed by Councilwoman Kris Murray as in keeping with the spirit ...

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Clearing of Santa Ana River Homeless Camp Nearly Complete

The herculean task of clearing of the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail is expected to be by this evening. A multi-jurisdictional effort led by the County of Orange began clearing the encampment on Tuesday, February 20 – beginning at Ball Road/Taft Avenue and moving south. By Friday evening, the encampments running along the west bank of the ...

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Judge Allows Riverbed Homeless Camp Eviction To Proceed, Requires County to Provide Motel Vouchers, More Shelter Beds

The County of Orange has received the OK from a federal district judge to proceed with removing the sprawling homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail. The judicial go-ahead came with the requirement that transitional housing – such as 30-day motel vouchers and Tuff Shed-type tiny houses on municipal property – be provided as an option to the homeless people ...

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DA’s Race: Spitzer Outraises Rackauckas While Murdock Can’t Pay Registrar of Voters

[Cross-posted from our partner site, OCPolitical.com] In the race for Orange County District Attorney, Supervisor Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) raised $103,953 more than incumbent District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (R-San Clemente) did in the second half of 2017, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.  During the second half of 2017, Spitzer raised $234,077 while Rackauckas raised $130,124.  In the first half of 2017, Rackauckas raised ...

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Needle Count: 4,065 Needles, 115 Tons of Debris Cleaned From SART Homeless Camp

The County of Orange has released the latest statistics from its ongoing effort to clean-up and clear-out the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail. Between January 22 and February 9: Over 115 tons of debris have been removed from the project area, Approximately 4,065 needles have been collected, and 27 individuals have been transitioned to a shelter (14 to the Courtyard, 2 to Bridges at Kraemer Place, 1 to ...

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Sheriff’s Race: Barnes Raises Three Times as Much as Harrington While Harrington Pursues Slate Strategy

[cross-posted from our partner site OCPolitical.com] In the race to succeed retiring Sheriff Sandra Hutchens (R-Dana Point), campaign finance reports for 2017 filed last week show that Undersheriff Don Barnes (R-Lake Forest) has raised three times as much as Mayor Dave Harrington (R-Aliso Viejo) while Harrington has outspent Barnes.  Harrington has reserved 14 slates while Barnes has purchased 2 slates; however, Harrington has only placed deposits ...

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