Government & Politics

Ad Hoc Council Committee To Explore Revamping City Boards and Commissions

After a long and jumbled discussion of city boards and commissions primarily focused on the Youth Commission, the Anaheim City Council last week formed an ad hoc committee to address attendance problems that prevent some commissions from functioning. The ad hoc committee of Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Jose Moreno and Jordan Brandman will report back in 60 ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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Magnolia School District Opens “Keys of Inspiration” Piano Lab

From the Magnolia School District: A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Juliette Low School of the Art’s Keys of Inspiration (KOI) piano lab was held on Tuesday, February 5. Many special guests were in attendance, including Lukas Barwinski-Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF), who traveled from New York for the ...

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AUSHD Hires Radical Political Activist As “Social Media Consultant”

At its December 2018 meeting, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a $20,000 contract to hire a progressive political activist as a “social media consultant” for the district. The contract is with K-12 News Network, which is owned and operated by Cynthia Liu. According to the AUSHD, the K-12 News Network is “a grassroots education news ...

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Senator Umberg Introduces Bill To Increase Renters Tax Credit

From Senator Tom Umberg’s office: Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced his support and co-authorship of Senate Bill 248, a bill that would reduce individual housing costs by increasing tax credits for renters throughout California. “The 34th Senate District, like many others across the state, includes numerous neighborhoods where the cost of rent is simply astounding,” said Senator Umberg. “With ...

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Moreno Thinks Anaheim Should Listen To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

After drawing the figurative short-straw in December 2016 requiring him to run for re-election in just two years, Councilman Jose F. Moreno turned down the temperature on his public leftism. Campaign promises to repeal the anti-camping ordinance and make Anaheim a Sanctuary City were plopped down the memory hole. Gone was regular promotion of left-wing politics and policies on social ...

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Anaheim Emergency Homeless Shelters Plan On Track

The Salvation Army’s 224-bed temporary shelter has opened its doors and is accepting homeless individuals, as the city continues making progress toward establishing and maintaining the requisite number of shelter beds to permit continued enforcement of anti-camping laws in city parks. The federal settlement agreement requires Anaheim to have 325 shelter beds to permit enforcement of anti-campaign laws. As of ...

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Ryan Ruelas & Anaheim Teachers Union Picket Award-Winning Charter School

Last month, unionized teachers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) went on a nearly two week strike against The Accelerated Schools – an award-winning charter school in South Central LA. Picketing with them were officers of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association (ASTA) – the Anaheim Union High School District teachers union: Among the ASTA leaders picketing with the strikers was Ryan ...

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