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Mayor Sidhu, Council Take Action To Continue Enforcing Anti-Camping Laws

Earlier this month, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement augmenting its partnership with the Salvation Army to increase the city’s inventory of homeless shelter beds – allowing the city to continue enforcing ordinances against camping and storing personal property on public facilities like city parks. Under the agreement, the Salvation Army will add another 100 beds to its existing ...

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When Ideology Impersonates History

Councilman Jose F. Moreno frequently shares agit-prop history from the Zinn Education Project, a left-wing initiative aimed at teaching students that American history is a chronicle of oppression, injustice, racism and genocide. Last week, Moreno shared a Zinn article about the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which formally ended the Mexican-American War. The principal terms of the treaty: ...

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Who Is Running In District 1?

Three Anaheim City Council seats are up in November 2020: Districts 1, 4 and 5. The big question in District 1 is whether or not the incumbent, Councilwoman Denise Barnes, will run for re-election. District 1 encompasses the westernmost part of Anaheim: Councilwoman Barnes was recruited to run in 2016 by then-Mayor Tom Tait, who was trying to capture a ...

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Moreno Wants To Expand Library Hours? Here’s One Way.

While opining about the sale of Angel Stadium last month, Councilman Jose F. Moreno digressed and expressed his displeasure that the Anaheim public library is not open on Sundays. I think he was trying to make a point about funding for public services. Moreno is correct: the Main Library is closed on Sunday, and most of the branch libraries are ...

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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Harry Sidhu Appointed To OCTA Board of Directors

Last week, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu was appointed to the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, representing the population-weighted seat from the 4th Supervisor District. He defeated Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who had been appointed to the seat in November 2018. The appointment was made by the City Selection Committee – the body made up of Orange County’s mayors ...

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Moreno’s Disappearing Text Message About “Apparently Leaked” Stadium Appraisal

In early October, Councilman Jose F. Moreno claimed the Angel Stadium appraisal had been leaked. He claimed an unnamed resident asked him about the appraisal and allegedly nearly guessed the amount. Based on Moreno’s allegation, the Voice of OC published a story claiming the appraisal was “apparently leaked”: Moreno said a resident asked him about the appraised value within a ...

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The Moreno Hypocrisy Show, Episode 75

Twice a month, Anaheim residents are treated to a one-man show of virtue-signalling, political gamesmanship and hypocrisy, courtesy by Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Last week was no exception. Take just one example: his sermon during council comments at the end of the meeting.  Moreno singled out representatives of the building and mobile home industries who spoke in opposition to his ...

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Moreno’s Campaign Finance First Principles: Rules For Thee, But Not For Me

(Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

City Councilmember Jose Moreno clearly believes his own bluster that he is Anaheim’s self-appointed “man of the people.” But more often than not, his self-styled populism is really little more than a bow tied around an extreme left-wing ideology or just simply crass and selfish political gamesmanship. This week’s City Council Meeting provides a great example of when Moreno’s thirst ...

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