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AUSHD Is Ground Zero For Pushing Politicized Ethnic Studies Curriculum

We posted earlier today about the alarming draft Ethnic Studies curriculum being considered by the state as a model for local public schools to use. Readers can review the model curriculum here. It becomes quickly apparent to primary thrust of this curriculum is to inculcate students with a particular and radical political world view. The authors of this curriculum even ...

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Moreno Wants To Eliminate City Employee Health Care Plans, Push Them Into “Medicare for All”

During an interview on a local progressive podcast, Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his desire to eliminate Anaheim city employees’ current healthcare benefits, and force them into a federal single-payer system under socialist Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” proposal. “The big thing for me – people say you’re a city councilman why do you keep bringing it up – if we have ...

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Moreno, Ward Want to Selectively Silence Political Foes

Should elected officials decide who can participate in the democratic political process and who cannot? When politicians support using the machinery of government to dictate how individuals act and businesses operate, is it right or fair for those politicians to also demand the targets of government action surrender their right to advocate for themselves? Is that consistent with free and ...

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Bill O’Connell Speaks Truth To Power

At the October 17, 2017 Anaheim City Council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno pulled a routine consent calendar item: the annual certification of whether the GardenWalk Hotels project developers were in compliance with the development agreement the city council approved in 2013. What followed was a disturbing exercise in arbitrary, capricious governance by Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait.  ...

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Morenoheim: Where A Deal Is Never A Deal

A fundamental element of good and just government is public confidence in the integrity of contracts and agreements – that once a deal is struck, it will be adhered to by all parties.  It’s basic Good Government 101 – and it’s missing from a mischievous proposal District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has agendized for tomorrow night’s council meeting in ...

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The Myth of the Anti-Disney, Anti-Resort Backlash

Media narratives can be powerful things, which is why politicians and interests seeking to influence public debate try to craft clever narratives.  It’s why the winners of elections always try to claim a “mandate,” whether they won by a landslide or squeaked out an electoral college win while losing the popular vote by millions. In Anaheim, it’s why the progressives ...

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Anaheim Has Become Unstableheim

Anaheim Insider Here. What’s the most common word around Anaheim City Hall these days? If you guessed “homeless,” you’re probably right. But a close second is “Interim.” Anaheim has a Council-Manager form of government in which the professional City Staff receive policy direction from the elected City Council and carry out the day-to-day affairs of the City. In fact, the ...

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Fact Checking The Mayor’s Distortions About The Resort District

Mayor Tom Tait penned an op-ed with the high-minded title of “Change for the Good Of All in Anaheim,” which ran in the OC Register yesterday. It was in response to an earlier op-ed by OCBC President Lucy Dunn criticizing the Tait majority’s defenestration of City Manager Paul Emery in particular, and its general approach to governing Anaheim. The mayor ...

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Moreno Over-Budget On Council Aide Spending

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno proposes, through his so-called “Sunshine Ordinance,” to tell his council colleagues who they can and cannot use as policy aides. Before trying to govern their staffing, he might want to better govern his own. According to information provided by the city in response to a Public Records Act request, the District 3 council aide ...

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