Who Are The “People’s Homeless Task Force”?

Members of the People’s Homeless Task Force…and friends.

As has been reported in the media, a lawsuit was filed last week by the “People’s Homeless Task Force”seeking to rollback the recently-approved agreement to sell Angels Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno and keep the Angels in Anaheim for at least 30 years.

What is the “People’s Homeless Task Force”? It consists of half a dozen of progressive activists who use a variety of group monikers. Sometimes they are the “People’s Homeless Task Force.” Other times they are “Housing Is A Human Right OC.” All are active members of the Anaheim Democrat Club.

And twice a month at Anaheim City Council meetings, you can watch them at the dais during public comments denouncing the council majority and slavishly praising Councilmembers Jose F. Moreno and Denise Barnes. We’re talking about primarily about Mike and Jeannine Robbins, David Duran, Wes Jones and Lou Noble. Other “People’s Homeless Task Force” members include left-wing activist Linda Lehnkering.

When not fulminating during public comments, these gadflies sit in the chamber and heckle councilmembers and members of the public with whom they disagree. While they claim to speak for the “community” and “the people,” they hold ordinary people in contempt – probably because normal people shrug off their hectoring and moralizing.

Litigation Is Policy Weapon Of Choice

Since their politics and tactics generate sparse community support, the claque behind the “People’s Homeless Task Force” utilize litigation to advance their policy agenda.

In April 2019, the the ACLU sued the County of Orange on behalf of the People’s Homeless Task Force. The Boar of Supervisors had moved general public comments from the beginning to the end of their meetings, and modified the rules governing public comment in the interests of greater decorum. Jeannine Robbins and her band of activists felt those changes cramped their style and want to them removed, alleging they violate the Brown Act.

In February 2018, the People’s Homeless Task Force also vigorously opposed efforts to clear the Santa Ana River Trail encampment – a miles-long village comprised of hundreds of homeless living in tents. In February 2018 they filed a lawsuit to prevent the County from removing the encampment. Their contention: clearing the SART homeless encampment was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Now, the same group of left-wing Anaheim activists is now trying to derail the proposed Angels agreement with another lawsuit, claiming the council violated the Brown Act.

The proposed agreement would keep the Angels in Anaheim for at least another 30 years, while selling the stadium and surrounding land to an Arte Moreno-led development partnership for $325 million – slightly above the fair market value as determined by the appraisal commissioned by the council while Tom Tait was still mayor.

This agreement would get the city out of the stadium business. If the Angels decided to modernize the existing stadium – one of the oldest in Major League Baseball – or build a new one, Arte Moreno would have to pay finance. No taxpayer subsidies.

Councilman Jose F. Moreno – no relation to the Angels owner – has been the chief opponent of the agreement. The Robbins and the other members of the People’s Homeless Task Force are close political allies of Moreno.

7 comments

  1. Hey use my story 4.0 GPA. Orang Coast Community College ADA Homeless Student . Gets all his property disappears while at school at the Salvation Army Coed Emergency Shelter in Anaheim Student was told He abandoned his bed while at school. He has never had any write up which your allowed 5 . But was thrown out at 12:00 o’clock and his curfew was 12:30 only to File a bunk appeal in Salvation Army office. Student was then told to call back in 3 days which contract has on it.

    Only to find out that the owner needed more time .So Student was told to call in a week student calls everyday to make Shure his property and his OCC school books are safe. Staff at the Salvation Army assured him That his stuff was safe. Then the student called on the 7 day owner tells him He has given the appeal to the higher ups and the powers that be and will notify him the next day Student then calls on the 8 day And owner allows him Back in.But to call the front desk and tell them Patrick said he could come back .Then Student calls front desk tells them Patrick said I can come back . Student get From office we were never notified of you being able to call back .To call back Tom and talk to Patrick.

    Now student is on the streets with Nothing but his back pack and skate board. And is now on the streets with out medication food and is now worried if he will ever get threw this inhumane act that is done to him .Student calls the next day and talks to another high ranking person. And is told “Shure come on back” student ask about his property and was told that his property is safe and is on an indefinite hold not to worrie .

    Student then comes back write away and ask if his stuff was ok. He was them told we’re sorry but your stuff was donated Student being Bipolar and manic depressive and has PTSD and has had brain injusy while suffering from a Double Stroke ,So student refrains him self from flipping out somthing he has learned about him self and what to do in his COUN 100 class . And asks what is going to happen what and we’re is my stuff owner then says look look at me look at me I am truely sorry I will figure something out but I can’t get you anything back cause it was thrown away . But I put it on an indefinite hold not to be throw away Must have been a miss communication. And I will compinsated you for the loss .

    Well people Its me the student I have not received any thing nor has any body even talked to me I finally got a case worker after 9 days and contract says I’d have one in 7 no more I was put in a filthy bed and when I came back the security guy stops my Lyft driver and ask if I could walk in I then showed him my ADA card for disabled peapole and he then said ok .But the person on the Walie talkie said Make him Walk then I said I can’t I’m ADA and I’m not feeling up to it. Then Salvation ARmy staff tells me if I don’t walk I can’t come back in .

    So with being afraid of being thrown out agian I’n the cold . I did I currently want to sue the Salvation Army for Compinsation ,Punitive damages Mental anguish and pain and suffering loss of wages front pay and back . But know one seems to beleive me And I was wondering If this homeless unit could help me regain my respect and money and every thing I own. Cause they never did tell me what the exact story was with my stuff .

    Anyway in the mist of all that shananigins I have main tained my 4.0 GPA and currently looking for a lawyer but I only have so much grant money left and did I mention my school Bank account has been Frauded after being rolled up at the Salvation Army the security guy filed a report on the matter . And I told them this would of never happen if you guys would of just called me and ask were I was .Now I’m with out meds at school doing worse and worse every day. Did I mention I still live there they all hate me I have done some research and the fact that I’m a ADA person what they did to me was wrong In so many ways if u read this and care go to my you Tube Casey Cearley or email ccearley833@gmail.com.if u can help.me.

  2. Did I mention under Title Vl I would like to file A greevence and a complaint on discrimination and that’s the begining Homeless UNIT I need your help this organization is curruped and is Belittling me and my case worker told me to stay off the internet everything on there is not real . Well hopefully this Title VI is real and these documents on EMERGENCEY shelter stating if a full time student is thrown out for anything besides posseion of drug or a fight it is agianst the law exspecially out in the cold at 12 at night same for ADA people.

  3. Jeanie and Mike Robbins are morons. Mike does’nt have enough class or sense to remove his hat when speaking to the council. The low class slobs stink like bo, bad perfume and cigar smoke.

    Jeanie has the oratory skills of a mute.

  4. Why am I not in this picture? Because I took it. Fun fact: I named the People’s Homeless Task Force. A few of your facts are correct by the way.

    This picture was from when Mitch Caldwell’s & Jordan Brandman’s snakelike campaign consultant Danny Fiero put out a ridiculous mailer accusing Jose Moreno of backing ICE raids on Anaheim immigrants – a tempest in a teapot in retrospect, but it didn’t seem like it at the time.

  5. Thanks for making sure everyone knows how important and in-the-know you are, Vern.

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