Tom Tait

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


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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OCCORD & Cory Briggs Lose GardenWalk Hotels Lawsuit; Tait Wages Guerrilla War Against Latest Hotel Deals

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The leftist advocacy group Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) has lost it more than three-year-long litigation against the economic assistance agreement between the City of Anaheim and the developer of the GardenWalk Hotels project. Orange County Superior Court Judge David McEachen ruled again against OCCORD and Briggs; appealing to the California Supreme Court is now their only option ...

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“Tait Slate” Funder Fined For Money Laundering By FPPC

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Anaheim Insider here. Last week, the Orange County Register reported that the California Fair Political Practices Commission is fining trash hauler George Briggeman Jr. $15,000 for money laundering in connection with his 2012 contributions to the Taxpayers for Safer Neighborhoods political action committee. This PAC paid for mail supporting then-council candidates Lucille Kring and John Leos and attacking Jordan Brandman. ...

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70% of “Yes on Measure L” Precinct Walkers Were UNITE-HERE Local 11 Members


As exhaustively documented here (if nowhere else), UNITE-HERE Local 11 was one of the prime movers behind the two-year long march for by-district council elections that culminated in the “Yes on Measure L.” The militantly left-wing union provided many of the bodies – both directly and via its twin organization OCCORD — that attended Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections ...

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