Tom Tait

Jose Moreno Met With GOP Powerbroker, Offered To Use Influence To Broker Palm Lane Charter Deal

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Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently spearheaded the city council’s adoption of a “Sunshine Ordinance,” which included a partial lobbyist registration requirement. He declared it “seeks to affirm that the business of the people is being done in an open and transparent way.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the business of the people of the Anaheim  Elementary School District needs to ...

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Will Tait Vote On Operation Home Safe Tonight?

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Anaheim Insider here. Will Mayor Tom Tait vote on Operation Home Safe, Councilmember Kris Murray’s proposal to declare a state of emergency on the Santa Ana River Trail and mobilize to move the homeless out of it? It’s not an idle question. Mayor Tait is known for recusing himself from votes even when it isn’t necessary, citing a desire to ...

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4th Supervisor District: Tim Shaw Announces Anaheim Endorsements

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From a Tim Shaw for Supervisor press release: (Anaheim, California) – La Habra Mayor Pro Tem Tim Shaw has won the endorsement of Anaheim’s top City leaders in the campaign to succeed termed out Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson in the Fourth District. The largest city in the Fourth District, Anaheim is the only city with a directly-elected mayor. Mayor Tom Tait ...

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Tait Tabling Council Discussion and Votes To Protect Council Allies

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Three times during the past two council meetings, Mayor Tom Tait has used on obscure parliamentary tactic to shut down debate and safeguard his council allies from having to cast politically damaging votes. Councilwoman Lucille Kring had placed on the July 25 city council agenda a request to re-affirm the city’s anti-camping ordinance, adopted in 2013 as a tool to ...

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Immigration Task Force: Tait, Moreno Oppose Full Transparency, Fueling Sanctuary City Concerns

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Residents are wondering what’s really behind the “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration task force, a proposal by progressive Democrat Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. Concerns were only heightened after a recent exchange when Councilmember Kris Murray asked for full transparency for the task force meetings – which Tait and Moreno vocally opposed. The immigration task force is the latest in a ...

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Transparency Takes A Beating From Tait Council Majority

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Transparency took a beating from the Tait council majority this Tuesday by voting down an attempt by Councilwoman Kris Murray to apply full public transparency to the Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration mayoral task force. Mayor Tait then took it a step further by agendizing for the next council meeting a repeal of the December 20 council resolution authorizing the Welcoming ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

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One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes Priority Number 1: Massive Compensation Hike For Mayor’s Assistant

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Anaheim Insider here. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, rarely have so many work so hard to increase the pay of so few. Actually, just one person: Mishal Montgomery, Mayor Tait’s chief policy whisperer and hatchetman. $87,000. All in with benefits and such, the cost of taxpayers of the newly-created “Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor”?: a whopping $158,000.  That is almost ...

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