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Tait Tilts Against “Special Interests”; Hit-Lady Ward Threatens

Anaheim Insider here. The real one. Tom Tait had a campaign fundraiser last week. It was mildly attended from what this insider’s sources have said: about 40 people, give or take. Many were family members or staff, along with those you’d expect: Amin David, Jose Moreno, Cynthia Ward; the mayor’s personal clique of supporters more than neighborhood representation. No surprising given ...

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Voice of OC Hit On Kring: Mighty Thin and Below The Belt

Anaheim Insider here. Adam Elmahrek’s hit piece…excuse me, article…on Lucille Kring was forwarded to me earlier today. Not to put too fine a point on it, but what a shoddy piece of…journalism. It’s a long article, but here’s the gist: Elmahrek claims Kring changed her position on four issues in response to campaign contributions.  He offer no proof. Even the ...

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Another Gang-Related Shooting In Anaheim

There was another gang-related shooting in Anaheim, which took place this evening on the 700 block of north East Street. The OC Register reports: Officers arrived to find a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound lying on a sidewalk in front of a residence. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Dunn said. It wasn’t ...

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John Leos’ Ticket Tax Is Harmful Policy

At the Anna Drive candidate forum last week, most of the candidates in attendance endorsed the idea of imposing a tax of $1 a ticket on the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center in order to fund “youth programs and neighborhood development.” Those pro-tax candidates include government union activist John Leos, Green Party activist Duane Roberts and Brian ...

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Anaheim Mailbox: Brandman and Lodge Dominate During Early Vote-By-Mail

The Anaheim city council campaign began in earnest last week as 60,311 vote-by-mail ballots were mailed to Anaheim voters by the OC Registrar of Voters (1,104 have been returned thus far, and total VBMs issued is up to 61,994). Campaigns times their mail campaigns to that exercise, and the first mailer (from Anaheim school trustee Jordan Brandman) landed a few days prior to ...

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Anaheim City Government Needs Some COIN

Anaheim council candidate John Leos touts his “transparency ordinance” as a cure for much of what he thinks ails Anaheim city government. Now, it’s not a transparency ordinance so much as an anti-outsourcing ordinance, and it’s really an OCEA-spawned policy that was attached to Leos last year, when the government union spent in the neighborhood of $100,000 promoting it and ...

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Tom Tait Endorses Lucille Kring for Council

Mayor Tom Tait has endorsed Lucille Kring, the twice-former councilwoman who is attempting to win a third, non-sequential term (which I’d wager is probably be a first in Anaheim history). This rounds out the Tait ticket for the two open council seats on the November ballot – the other being government union activist John Leos, whom the OCEA spent more ...

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More Coverage of WAND Candidate Forum

The Voice of OC has coverage of last week’s council candidate forum, sponsored by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council, or WAND. It’s worth reading, and is certainly more informative than the OC Weekly’s effort. I’ll tender a few observations based on the article. In response about ensuring that city street repairs won’t be impacted by funds used to purchase the ...

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Some Coverage of WAND Candidate Forum

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Association held a forum last night for Anaheim City Council candidates. 7 of the 9 candidates were there: Jordan Brandman Steve Chavez Lodge Lucille Kring John Leos Brian Chuchua Linda Linder Duane Roberts Liberal OC Weekly writer Gabriel San Roman went, and has an OK write up here.  San Roman took the time to criticize Steve Lodge:

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