Tom Tait

Measure L Is Entirely a Ruse for Power and Control

Measure L amends the Anaheim City Charter to require the City Council to establish voter districts. A candidate seeking a seat on the city council must live within a given district, and only voters residing within that district may vote for that candidate. Currently, members of the City Council may live anywhere in Anaheim, and voters may vote for any ...

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Anaheim Police Association PAC Hits Tom Tait On Public Saftey with Cable TV Ad

The Anaheim Police Association PAC has paid for a TV ad featuring APA President Kerry Condon chastizing Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait on public safety, particularly his long fight to establish a police oversight commission of the kind being pushed by anti-police activists (for example, the ACLU and the Freedom Socialist Party). Entitled “Split Second,” the ad apparently began running this ...

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Which Council Candidates Is Tom Tait Voting For?

There is an Anaheim City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 21. It is the last city council meeting before the election.   Mayor Tom Tait has said repeatedly that public comments are “sacred” and we can say anything we like. He’s also said many times that more transparency is always a good thing in government and civic affairs. During next ...

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Tait Family Wealth Used to Attack His Council Colleagues

Anaheim Insider here. If you could spend $49,750 on anything in your community, what would you spend it on? Just to make it a little easier, here are a few options of what that kind of money buys you in Anaheim: A. Annual tuition for 199 low income kids to attend the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs after school programs. ...

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Mayor Tait Hitless in Four Years

How important to Mayor Tait is re-signing the Anaheim Angels for 20+ years? For members of the Anaheim City Council and the Angels, negotiations to achieve a new lease agreement have not been a surprise. Let’s review Tait’s substantive comments about the lease in his State of the City addresses since 2011. January 2011: Zilch. January 2012: The Angels signed two new ...

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In Case You’re Wondering Just How Radical Jose Moreno Is…

On the campaign trail, left-wing academic Jose Moreno talks a lot about “protecting taxpayers.” As noted in an earlier, it’s an open question how much of taxpayers would be left to protect given the range of new and increased taxes Moreno would support if given the chance. But for those still in denial of how radical Moreno’s politics are, here’s ...

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Kring: “It’s About Leadership”

This came over the transom yesterday from Councilwoman Lucille Kring, responding to Mayor Tom Tait’s October 2 op-ed in the OC Register: It’s About Leadership By Councilwoman Lucille Kring City of Anaheim Leadership – that is what you expect from a mayor of a major city. But Tom Tait, in his opinion column of Oct. 2, 2014, “We need to ...

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DA Tony Rackauckas Hits Tait In TV Ad: “Anaheim Needs A New Mayor”

The heat in the contest for Anaheim mayor, already pretty intense, was turned up several degrees when this cable TV ad began running today. The spot from Citizens for Anaheim’s Future features OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas criticizing Mayor Tom Tait on public safety and gangs, and ends with the DA urging voters to elect a new mayor: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXe_MfVGc18]

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Tait’s Hollow Complaint

Anaheim Insider here. Last night, Mayor Tom Tait held up the latest of the ads that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce-led “Keep the Angels” coalition has been running. He complained these ads are causing Anaheim voters to blame him for the distinct possibility the Angels will leave Anaheim: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg1gZxgGP8] Incredible. Month after month, since the City Council approved the ...

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