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Mayor Pro Tem Drama Ends With Moreno’s Appointment

The weeks-long drama over the appointment of a mayor pro tem (MPT) ended with the appointment on January 9 of controversial District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is up for re-election this year, and was given the politically valuable title by three Republicans – Mayor Tom Tait and Councilmembers Denise Barnes and James Vanderbilt. The mayor ...

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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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Moreno Supports Boycott of Papa John’s Pizza – Which Has 3 Stores In Anaheim

On his Facebook page last month, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno endorsed boycotting Papa John’s Pizza: “Hit haters in the wallet” exhorts the Vocal Progressives boycott post shared by Moreno – and hitting those haters includes the three Papa John’s Pizza stores in Anaheim. Before moving to the identities of the “haters” who are allegedly exploiting their Anaheim employees, ...

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Radical Homeless Advocates Try To Silence Kris Murray With Bogus Allegations

If you thought Anaheim City Council politics couldn’t become even more dysfunctional, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has proven them wrong. Jeanine Robbins and Wes Jones are part of a cadre of progressive political activists whose lives seem to revolve around using public comments at Anaheim council meetings to flog their cause-du-jour and denigrate those with whom they disagree. ...

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File Under: Cutting Off One’s To Spite One’s Face

Recalling Sen. Josh Newman over his vote for the SB 1 gas tax increases is a top priority for California Republicans. It would deprive the Democrats of their two-thirds majority in the state Senate and return the competitive 29th Senate District to the GOP column. California Democrats, naturally, are pulling out all the stops the defeat the recall, including the ...

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Inclusionary Zoning: Will Tait Be “A Freedom Guy” Tonight?

Anaheim Insider here. This is a text sent to Mayor Tom Tait by his staff consigliere Mishal Montgomery on April 28 of this year, alerting him to rent control concerns expressed by Vickie Talley, who represents mobile home park owners: Given Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s political philosophy, Ms. Talley’s fear were (and are) warranted. The “Denise” to whom Montgomery refers ...

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Dear Los Angeles Times: Yes, Disney Does Pay Its Fair Share in Anaheim

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times headlined a front-page article with the rhetorical question “Is Disney Paying Its Fair Share in Anaheim?” The author, Daniel Miller, unmistakably tilts the article toward the conclusion that Disney does not – despite the overwhelming weight of the evidence to the contrary. By any reasonable, objective standard, the relationship between Disney and Anaheim – including ...

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Jose Moreno Met With GOP Powerbroker, Offered To Use Influence To Broker Palm Lane Charter Deal

Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently spearheaded the city council’s adoption of a “Sunshine Ordinance,” which included a partial lobbyist registration requirement. He declared it “seeks to affirm that the business of the people is being done in an open and transparent way.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the business of the people of the Anaheim  Elementary School District needs to ...

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Santa Ana River Trail Belongs To The Taxpayers

[This was originally published in the OC Register on September 3, 2017] By Carolyn Cavecche Every few years a public policy issue grows so immense and overarching that it becomes the issue that a leader is judged by. For local elected officials it is usually something that so impacts their constituents, it taints everything they do in office. The taking ...

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