Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Voice of OC’s Anaheim Coverage Is Opinion Journalism

It should be clear to any fair-minded person that the Voice of OC‘s coverage of Anaheim city goverment has passed into the realm of opinion journalism. Take, for example, this morning’s Spencer Custodio article on the council’s action to amend the rules for placing items on the agenda. “Anaheim Council Majority Silences Minority” screams the tabloid-style headline. The problem is ...

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Moreno to Anaheim Residents: Parks Are For The Homeless, Too

During council discussion following a staff update in homeless issues in Anaheim, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno felt it necessary to “remind” Anaheim residents that the homeless have just as much right to use the parks, and warned they shouldn’t be alarmed by homeless people loitering in city parks: So parents, next time to bring your kids to the ...

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Council Acts To Prevent Nuisance Re-Hearings Of Failed Agenda Items

The Anaheim City Council voted to amend its rules for councilmembers to place items on the council agenda for consideration, in a move prompted by Councilmember Jose F. Moreno repeatedly re-agendizing items after the council had voted them down. In order place an item on the council agenda, a councilmember needs to assent of two other councilmembers. The purpose is ...

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Council Gadfly Mike Robbins Caught Distributing Anonymous Hits Against Councilman Faessel

During the past several years, Mike and Jeannine Robbins have become fixtures at Anaheim City Council meetings – part of a group of gadflies whose lives revolve around pontificating during public comments and heckling people with different political views. The Robbins seem to view themselves as compassionate people whose activism is fueled by a concern for their fellow human beings ...

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Sharon Quirk-Silva And The Sudden Urgency Of Mobile Home Rent Control

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva spoke at last week’s Anaheim City Council meeting and urged them to adopt Councilman Jose F. Moreno third attempt to impose rent control on Anaheim mobile home parks. “It is our moral imperative to address this housing crisis as a crisis. And when we are in a crisis, like the fires we see, we run towards that. ...

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AUSHD Superintendent Matsuda Using District Funds For Anti-Charter School Political Conference

Why is the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees paying $1,800 for Superintendent Mike Matsuda to go to Philadelphia to participate in a conference whose purpose is organizing political opposition to charter schools? At its October 10, 2019 meeting the AUHSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved up spending up to $1,800 for Superintendent Matsuda to travel to the ...

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The Moreno Hypocrisy Show, Episode 75

Twice a month, Anaheim residents are treated to a one-man show of virtue-signalling, political gamesmanship and hypocrisy, courtesy by Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Last week was no exception. Take just one example: his sermon during council comments at the end of the meeting.  Moreno singled out representatives of the building and mobile home industries who spoke in opposition to his ...

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Government Union Activist Randle-Trejo Running for City Council In District 4

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, government union activist and member of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, is running for Anaheim City Council from District 4. Randle-Trejo is a staunch political ally of left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who is organizing a slate of candidates in hopes of capturing a council majority. District 4 is is in central-south Anaheim and ...

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