Government & Politics

Should Teenagers Have Power To Allocate City Funds?

In February, the city council appointed an ad hoc committee to study potential reforms for city commissions, especially the fledgling Youth Commission, which has been plagued by meeting cancellations and commissioner absenteeism since its formation in 2017. During its 2017-2018 term, 44% of Youth Commission meetings were cancelled because not enough commissioners showed up to form a quorum. The situation ...

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OC Register Editorial Page AWOL On Rent Control Push In Anaheim

An OC Register editorial from last week criticized the City of Anaheim’s recently approved contract with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, under which the city renewed its traditional, long-standing partnership with the Chamber to promote economic development in Anaheim.  The editorial attempts to contrast it unfavorably with the city council’s mid-2000s approach – praised as a time when “Anaheim made ...

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Campaign 2020: Denise Barnes Veers Left

District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes campaigned in 2016 as an opponent of government intervention in the marketplace. Two years later, the first-term Republican has veered sharply to the Left – most recently in joining democratic socialist Councilman Jose F. Moreno in supporting price controls on rental properties in Anaheim. Barnes Embraces Rent Control  Rent control is a top political priority ...

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Anaheim City Council Votes Down Rent Control, Saying It Will Not Solve Affordability

The Anaheim City Council last night voted 5-2 to reject a 6-month rent control ordinance proposed by District 3 Councliman Jose F. Moreno. The ordinance would have limited rent increases to 5% plus the Consumer Price Index. Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Trevor O’Neill, Jordan Brandman and Steve Faessel opposed the measure, while Councilwoman Denise ...

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Moreno Attacks Colleagues Integrity – Then Complains They Aren’t Cooperative

Councilman Jose F. Moreno regularly accuses or insinuates – without proof or evidence – that his council colleagues trade votes for campaign contributions. At the same time, he also regularly whinges that his council colleagues do not extend him courtesies and considerations for his requests. Here’s a thought: maybe routinely smearing one’s council colleagues isn’t the best strategy for winning ...

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Is Rent Control Advocacy Part of Good Parenting? OCCORD Thinks So

If you asked people to list the attributes of good parenting, it’s unlikely anyone cite rent control advocacy. Don’t tell that to OCCORD, the social justice advocacy and community organizing group with a $1.5 million annual budget. At the political rally it organized at Katella High School last month, the progressive lobbying group passed out this flyer: Apparently, being an ...

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TCA Board Votes To Pay Off Unfunded Pension Liability

In a demonstration of the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ strong financial health and commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Boards of Directors of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) on June 13 voted to pay off TCA’s unfunded pension liability with the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) on July 1 of this year. ...

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