Vivian Pham

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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OCCORD Picketing Tonight’s Council Meeting In Support of Carving Up Anaheim

On July 3, when the Anaheim City Council re-visited the issue of placing single-member council districts on the June 2014 ballot, OCCORD – which has been spearheading the effort with its godparent union UNITE-HERE — was essentially a no-show. Instead, OCCORD released a video in which four of its regulars said they weren’t coming because the council is ignoring their ...

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Proposed Ballot Question on Council Districts Ignores CAC report

At the May 28 meeting, Mayor Tait asked staff to come back with resolutions putting the recommendations of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to a vote of the people. The left-wing coalition pushing for eight single-member council districts have been calling for the same thing. The draft resolutions on the June 11 City Council agenda do not reflect the ...

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Jason Young’s Shameful Attempt to Intimidate CAC Member

Anaheim Blog readers remember Jason Young, gadfly wedding videographer with a court record. Jason is about as subtle and nuanced as a sledgehammer. Jason’s favorite tactic is accusing people of being “liars” – an interesting approach from someone convicted of burglary and identity theft. Today, Jason unsheathed his stiletto in an attempt to slash (figuratively speaking) the newest member of the Anaheim ...

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The Far-Left Ideology of Single-Member Council District Activists On Display for May Day

Anaheim Blog readers know the answer to that question: a left-wing coalition of unions and a non-profit union-offshoot group. Still, it’s revealing to view demonstrations of the profoundly radical world-view that animates these activists. Here’s OCCORD Community Organizer Yenni Diaz posting on the OC Labor Federation Facebook page: Do you see that red graphic Ms. Diaz shares in her post? ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Elections: Residents, Not Special Interests, Will Determine Anaheim’s Governance

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray has been a voice of reason and sanity on the issue of single-member council districts — which, it should be noted, would limit the representation currently enjoyed by Anaheim voters. As it stands, every Anaheim voter gets to vote for their Mayor and for all four Councilmembers. Switching to single-member districts would limit each voter to a ...

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Single-Member Council Districts in Anaheim a “Priority” OC Labor Federation

“The Orange County Labor Federation, during its last two strategic planning sessions prioritized achieving district based elections…” That statement should be cause for alarm as the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) winds up its work next month. As Anaheim Blog has documented, a highly-organized coalition of left-wing unions and a satellite non-profit are working every angle to carve Anaheim into eight single-member council ...

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