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Kris Murray: Declare Citywide State of Emergency To Deal With Homeless Crisis

Residents, businesses, and visitors to Anaheim are witnessing an escalating crisis dramatically affecting our neighborhoods and recreation areas. As city leaders, we have heard from residents and advocates alike from all over the city. And those voices are growing louder. The time for action is NOW. Our residents are demanding action and they deserve our assurance that their neighborhoods are ...

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Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim

From Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim We need more transparency, not less. At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, I attempted to bring debate on additional transparency measures aimed at conducting the people’s business with greater sunshine. Sadly, that debate never occurred. I offered amendments to strengthen an open government proposal by Council Member Jose Moreno. These ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods

This op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on August 13, 2017: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods by Kris Murray Anaheim’s City Council has a shared focus to better the lives of its residents and quality of its neighborhoods. On this, there is no disagreement. Where reasonable people do disagree, however, is on how best to address the ...

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Councilwoman Kris Murray’s Transparency Measures for Boards and Commissions Approved

This came over the transom from Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: In a big win for residents and open government, the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to enhance transparency and expand public access for all city council-authorized boards, commissions and task forces. I called for this important change in our transparency measures when the mayor’s Welcoming Anaheim Task Force ...

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UPDATED: Moreno Labels Murray Push for Transparency on Immigration Task Force “Dog Whistle Politics”

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tacitly played the race card during an exchange with Councilwoman Kris Murray over her request for full public transparency for the “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration task force – accusing her of playing “dog whistle politics” and claiming “people like you” intimidate Latinos. The progressive Chicano Studies professor – who has made greater transparency a priority ...

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City Council Approves Three 4-Diamond Hotels Amidst The Usual Drama

Cross-posted from OC Daily. On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted 3-1 to approve three new 4-Diamond hotels that when completed will mark the most dramatic transformation of the Anaheim Resort since the opening of California Adventure. Two of hotels will go up on the sites of existing hotels,, which will be demolished. The third is being built by Disney ...

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Kris Murray Blasts Donald Trump

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray is asking her fellow councilmembers to take a stand against the toxic rhetoric and tactics employed by presidential candidate Donald Trump, his campaign and many of his supporters. From her e-newsletter sent out yesterday: Taking a Stand Against Divisive Rhetoric in U.S. Presidential Race This presidential election has seen political rhetoric and candidate behavior fall to new ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Investment Races Westward

An op-ed by Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray, exclusively for AnaheimBlog: Anaheim Investment Races Westward By Kris Murray, Council Member, City of Anaheim When we focus on economic development in Anaheim, we have a proud tradition of becoming like a pit crew at a race track. Our goal is to build and maintain an economic engine for success, and our residents and ...

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Councilwoman Kris Murray Holding Debt-Retirement Fundraiser This Evening, April 16

This came over the transom from Councilwoman Kris Murray: Promises Made, Promises Kept Building Strong Communities in Anaheim Dear Friends, Please join us this Thursday, April 16th to honor the individuals and organizations that supported my re-election to the Anaheim City Council and to raise needed funding to retire the remaining campaign debt from the 2014 election.  It was an ...

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