Tom Tait

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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Some Thoughts On The Council Election Results

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What to make of Tuesday’s election? Mayor Tom Tait was elected to a second term, Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was the top vote-getter for council, and Councilwoman Gail Eastman has apparently been narrowly edged out by James Vanderbilt, a member of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education whom Tait recruited at the beginning of the year to ...

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Tait Tramples Truth and Integrity

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“Election season often brings out the ugliest in people. Negative attack ads and misrepresentations have become commonplace” (Orange County Register, 2014). No greater misrepresentations have been made toward opponents during this election than ones by Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor. Tait has indirectly accused two council members running for re-election, Gail Eastman and Kris Murray, of (a) betraying the public trust, ...

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The Tait-Vanderbilt-Moreno Popular Front

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We’re near the finish line for the Anaheim elections. On the council side of things, the real choice before Anaheim voters is between re-electing Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman, or replacing them with two members of Anaheim City School District Board of Education: James Vanderbilt and Jose F. Moreno. Vanderbilt is a Republican and Moreno is ...

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Kring on Tait: “Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor”

This came over the transom from the Lucille Kring for mayor campaign: Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor Dear Matthew,   Yesterday’s Orange County Register made the following comment about Mayor Tom Tait:  “If a bully pulpit never transforms or shapes law, it’s merely an impotent podium.” I couldn’t agree more.  Sadly, that is exactly what Anaheim has in Tom Tait. ...

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