Tom Tait

Anaheim in Wonderland: Left-Wing Groups Organizing Rally for Single-Member Council Districts, Featuring Mayor Tait

One talking point made by advocates of single-member council districts for Anaheim is that is it not a political project of the Left – notwithstanding the fact that the organizational and political heft behind the push for council districts is coming from a coalition of left-wing political organizations and figures such as OCCORD, UNITE-HERE, the Democratic Party of Orange County, ...

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Way Too Early For “I Told You So”

A Voice of OC story published this morning regarding news that Angels owner Arte Moreno had met with the City of Tustin about possibly moving his team to that fine city is basically a platform for Mayor Tom Tait to say “I told you so” (as the story headline says): News that Angels owner Arte Moreno has reached out to Tustin ...

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Campaign Reports Are In For Anaheim Mayoral, Council Races

Time to review the Form 460 campaign finance disclosure reports filed by the various incumbents and candidates seeking the favor of the voters in November. MAYOR Mayor Tom Tait (Republican) is seeking a second term, and is being challenged by Councilwoman Lucille Kring (Republican) and former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway (Democrat). Here their 2013 numbers: Tom Tait (click here for report) ...

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UPDATED: Council Should Break Grab-Bag “Measure 1” Charter Amendment Into a Few Ballot Measures

Readers may have gathered from my preceding posts (here, here and here) on the Charter Review Committee recommendations and the proposed charter amendments that has issued from the CRC’s work, but the more recommendations that were more political (for lack of a better descriptive) in nature were separated into discrete ballot measures. The rest of the recommendations – mainly streamlining-oriented ...

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Council Places Fireworks, Two-Year Mayoral Term On June Ballot

On Tuesday night, the Anaheim City Council took up the Charter Review Committee’s recommendations, which staff had packaged into four proposed charter amendments for the June ballot. Anaheim voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to changing the mayoral term from four to two years; legalizing safe and sane fireworks; and enacting a bucket of government efficiency ...

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Mayor Tom Tait’s 2014 State of the City Speech

The annual State of the City luncheon event organized by Anaheim Chamber of Commerce took place this past Monday at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Following is the State of the City speech delivered by Mayor Tom Tait (excerpted from the City of Anaheim website): Good afternoon. Thank you all for joining us today for this important annual event ...

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LiberalOC.com: Computer Training Subsidy OK for Tait’s Firm, But Not Latino Kids in Anaheim

Anaheim Insider here. TheLiberalOC.com’s Dan Chmielweski published a follow-up to his earlier post about Mayor Tom Tait’s engineering company taking hundreds of thousands in taxpayer subsidies to give  his employees computer training. Dan contrasts that with Tait’s vote in 2012 against $40,000 to fund a computer literacy program at the Ponderosa Library in a heavily Latino neighborhood: Last week, we detailed how ...

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LiberalOC.com Zaps Tait for Corporate Welfare

Anaheim Insider here. Have you seen this post from TheLiberalOC.com blog: “Tom Tait: For ‘Corporate Cronyism’ Before He Was Against It.”?  Dan Chmielewski catalogs example after example of how much distance there is between Tait pure free market rhetoric and his real record. Some of it has been out there for a while, such as Tait’s long record of supporting ...

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OCCORD/UNITE-HERE/Tait/ACLU Plaintiffs Holding Press Conference This Morning

The Coalition of the Left that has been driving the single-member council districts train is holding a press conference this morning about the city’s settlement with ACLU of the Moreno v. Anaheim lawsuit, per this UNITE-HERE news release on the website its community organizing off-shoot, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD):   A refresher for readers: OCCORD is ...

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