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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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Homelessness: Tait, Moreno Term Public Exasperation As “Spreading Fear”

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s Homeless Policy Working Group held its first meeting this week. According to the agenda, it elected a chairperson, was briefed on the Brown Act and parliamentary procedure, reviewed the city’s homelessness policies, took public comments, and adjourned. No word on whether working group member Mike Robbins continued to compare support for the anti-camping ordinance ...

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What’s Motivating Tait Council Majority Push To Oust City Manager?

Anaheim Insider here. It’s unusual for a City Council to oust a City Manager, especially when the normal indicators of city government health are generally positive. Anaheim’s tax revenues are up, civic improvements are being funded and moving through the pipeline, the city’s convention and tourism economy continue growing, major economic investment is taking place. Other Orange County cities would ...

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OC Labor Boss Derides Opponents of Sanctuary Cities As “Evil”

Does disagreement with the policy prescriptions of the progressive Left – particularly when it comes to identity politics – make one “evil”? Julio Perez, the executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation, seems to think so – judging by comments he made in April as a member of Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait’s Welcoming Anaheim immigration task force. Toward the ...

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Palais Road Residents See the Off-Duty Cop Incident A Little Differently

Apparently, Mayor Tom Tait, Councilman Jose Moreno, AUHSD Trustee Al Jabbar, Superintendent Mike Matsuda and the AnaheimBROS held a “healing” event yesterday morning (and of course, invited the media), spreading woodchips around the playground and generally cleaning up Palm Lane Park, which is adjacent to the scene of the confrontation between a homeowner and a large group of teenagers in ...

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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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