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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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Tait and Moreno Try To Straddle Political Fissure of Sanctuary Cities

The Santa Ana City Council has embraced sanctuary city status with reckless gusto, as councilmembers fell over themselves to lead “the resistance” to what they imagine is coming from the Trump Administration. The situation has been more muddled in Anaheim. Councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Steve Faessel and Denise Barnes have variously indicated their opposition to refusing cooperation with federal ...

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Senior Patrons Of Downtown Community Center Concerned About Townhomes Project

Earlier this week, about 200 Anaheim seniors gathered at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center to meet with District 3 Councilman Jose Moreno regarding a Brookfield Homes proposal to build 100 townhomes on 3.3 acres adjacent to the DACC and owned by the Anaheim Housing Authority.  The meeting included a presentation about the proposed development by a Brookfield representative. Mr. Rob ...

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“Welcoming” Or Sanctuary City? A Distinction Without A Difference

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Among the items on the December 20 Anaheim City Council agenda to create a “Mayoral Task Force to Research and Establish A Welcoming Anaheim Initiative.” The item was requested by newly-elected District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. Moreno is on the record as a strong supporter of ...

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Newly-Elected Councilman Jose F. Moreno Hints At Pursuing Sanctuary City Status for Anaheim

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] In the wake of the Santa Ana City Council’s approval of a sanctuary city resolution, is Anaheim the next stop on the Sanctuary City Express? Interviewed by Univision last week, Councilman-elect Jose F. Moreno, chairman of the Cal State Long Beach Chicano Studies Department, strongly hinted he will pursue sanctuary city status for Orange County’s largest ...

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UPDATED – District 3: Brandman and Moreno TIED

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] You cannot make this stuff up. The Council District 3 race – upon which the balance of power on Anaheim City Council hinges – is tied: It’s our understanding all the ballots in District 3 have been counted. If so, state law says the winner is decided by a coin flip. The loser of the coin ...

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District 3: Moreno Narrows Brandman Lead To 95 Votes

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] OC Daily might have ventured predictions a mite prematurely yesterday morning, as the evening update resulted in some close races getting even closer.  Riding on the outcome of two close races is the balance-of-power in the state Senate and on the newly-expanded Anaheim City Council. Senate District 29 51,00 Orange County ballots were counted yesterday, and ...

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District 3: Moreno Requested “Probation Rather Than Jail Time” for Man Convicted In Domestic Violence Case

In widely publicized criminal case prosecuted in March of this year, Ignacio Ramirez of Long Beach was convicted of violating civil and criminal restraining orders taken out by his now ex-wife Mauri to protect herself and their children from the severe physical, mental and emotional abuse to which he had subjected them for years. Judge Halim Dhanidina gave Ramirez the maximum sentence: ...

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Anaheim School Board Member Ryan Ruelas Wants Keep State Taxes High

Proposition 30 (passed in 2012) hiked the state sales tax by a quarter cent, and made the state income tax the highest, most progressive in the nation. Anaheim school board member and progressive teachers union activist Ryan Ruelas wants to keep it that way for at least another 12 years. The powerful California Teachers Association and other special interests are ...

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