Tom Tait

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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Jose Moreno’s Silence On Flood of Outside Special Interest Money for Measure L

Jose Moreno, the left-wing (newly-minted) Democrat running for Anaheim City Council, has had strong words regarding the influence of outside special interests on Anaheim politics in this July 25, 2013 post on his Facebook page: As of today, approximately $355,000 has been poured into the “Yes on Measure L” campaign, an attempt by a coalition of progressive political interest groups ...

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Measure L: Special Interest Groups—Outsiders—Want It

Several hundred thousand dollars have been contributed by outside organizations to ensure Anaheim voters approve Measure L, a vote to change the process for electing members to the Anaheim City Council. Does Anaheim need to elect members by district instead of at-large? (I also ask the same question regarding Measure M: Does the city council need six members instead of ...

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Murray, Tait On KABC-TV On Terminated Angels Negotaitions

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was featured on this ABC-7 Eyewitness News story from yesterday:   End of the day, this story hurts, rather than helps, Tait. To the extent news coverage of Angels negotiations has focused on the mayor, it has been on his vocal criticism of what has been represented (inaccurately) to an Angels demand for the ...

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Fresh From $15.37 Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Win in L.A., UNITE-HERE Organizer Austin Lynch Heads For Anaheim

The only unionized hotels in Anaheim are the Anaheim Hilton, the Disneyland Resort properties and the Sheraton Park Hotel. Most of the thousands of hotel workers in the Anaheim Resort area are non-unionized.  UNITE-HERE Local 11 wants to change that, which is why they have been one of the driving forces (along with their off-shoot organization OCCORD) behind what has ...

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Team Tait in the Mail

Team Tait (at least as it was constituted until last week) began hitting Anahem voters’ mailboxes last week. As is customary with initial mailers, these were positives: Tait’s highlighting accomplishments, while Pettibone’s and Vanderbilt’s were introductory in nature. The Tait piece:   The Vanderbilt piece:

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Lucille Kring: “Mayor Tait Seems Bent on Driving the Angels Out”

Anaheim Insider here. The gloves are really off now. Lucille Kring unleashed a broadside on Friday against Tom Tait after the Angels informed the City they were terminating negotiations on the MOU. She told the LA Times: “Mayor Tait seems bent on driving the Angels out in order to demolish the stadium and make a quick buck on more generic ...

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Moreno Says, “Baseball Is a Bu$ine$$”

As jubilant Angel players prepare for the playoffs and a hoped for appearance in the 2014 World Series, team owner, Arte Moreno, nixed further negotiations with the Anaheim City Council that would keep the team in Anaheim. Particularly now, fans do not welcome considering the possibility of losing the team to Tustin or any other city. The yearlong impasse between ...

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