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Moreno’s Double Standard Regarding Democrats Supporting Republicans

On March 8, the Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC hosted Daraka Larimore-Hall, a democratic socialist and candidate for chairman of the California Democratic Party. During the question-and-answer portion of the program, Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno tossed this query at Larimore-Hall: “My question is related, from my end, as a Central Committee of the Democratic Party here in ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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Anaheim Firefighters Endorse Jordan Brandman for Council in District 2

From the Anaheim Firefighters Association: Firefighters Announce District 2 Endorsement in November’s Council Race Anaheim, CA. – August 22, 2018. The Anaheim Firefighters Association, Local 2899 is pleased to announce its support for former councilmember Jordan Brandman to represent the City’s 2nd Council District. According to Association President Rick Cheatham, the organization’s members picked Brandman because he is a proven ...

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UPDATED: OC GOP Opposes Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative; Vanderbilt Recommendation Up Tonight

A week ago, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to oppose the $18 minimum wage initiative sponsored by a coalition of Anaheim Resort labor unions. Tonight, the OC GOP Endorsements Committee will consider Councilman James Vanderbilt’s request for an endorsement in District 2. Our friend Chris Nguyen summed up the OC GOP’s deliberations on opposing the so-called ...

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District 2: Vanderbilt, Brandman Raise Six-Figures for Council Campaigns

Both major candidates in Council District 2 in West Anaheim will have ample resources to communicate with voters in the November election, according to recently filed campaign reports covering the first six months of 2018. Councilman James Vanderbilt, a Republican, put $149,025 of his own money into his campaign account. That’s a contribution, not a loan – signalling Vanderbilt is ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Appointment Saga Continues At Next Council Meeting

The Mayor Pro Tem selection saga continues into the New Year. Mayor Tom Tait had expressed his desire to appoint left-wing District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno at the December 5 meeting.  Moreno drew the figurative short-straw after being sworn in as a councilmember in December 2016, and must run for re-election in November 2018. While the Mayor Pro Tem is ...

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Will Mayor Pro Tem Vote Be Continued Again?

The annual council re-organization vote was agendized for December 5. Mayor Tom Tait nominated his close council ally, left-wing Democrat Jose F. Moreno, for the post. Moreno drew the figurative short-straw a year ago, and so must seek election next November to a full four-year term. When nominating Moreno, Tait essentially said this may by the progressive politico’s last chance ...

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4th Supervisor District: Tim Shaw Announces Anaheim Endorsements

From a Tim Shaw for Supervisor press release: (Anaheim, California) – La Habra Mayor Pro Tem Tim Shaw has won the endorsement of Anaheim’s top City leaders in the campaign to succeed termed out Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson in the Fourth District. The largest city in the Fourth District, Anaheim is the only city with a directly-elected mayor. Mayor Tom Tait ...

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Barnes, Vanderbilt To Speak, Take Questions At WAND Meeting Tonight

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council – commonly know as WAND – meets tonight, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Anaheim Youth Center at 320 S. Beach Boulevard.  WAND is a long-established West Anaheim civic activism group whose area of focus has been what is now Council Districts 1 and 2. District 1 Councilmember Denise ...

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