2014 Election

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC Voter’s Guide: Yes on Measures C, D and E

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC has published its voter’s guide for the June primary:  MEASURE C — VOTE “YES” Various Charter Amendments Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes in the City and law; authorize financial documents’ availability in electronic format; update matters regarding boards/commissions; allow setting City Manager compensation by agreement, ...

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Some “Outside Special Interests” Are Better Than Others, Part 2

Anaheim Insider here. 10 days ago or so, Mayor Tom Tait recorded a robocall to voters, in which he attacked Measure D as being backed by “outside special interests.” The robocall was an independent expenditure from the Mayor’s re-election campaign committee, and therefore triggered a requirement that IE expenditure report his campaign is mandated to file must also include all ...

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Ward Wages Class Warfare Against Legalizing Fireworks

Anaheim Insider here. The irascible Cynthia Ward, along with Tait camp follower Brian Chuchua, makes up CATER, the non-profit that sues the city to obstruct policies that Mayor Tom Tait object to. Fresh from driving up the cost to Anaheim taxpayers of the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion, now Ward is waging class warfare against Measure E, which would bring legalized ...

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Democratic Assembly Candidate Appoints Tait To “Bring Clippers to OC” Task Force

Anaheim Insider here. A few people have sent me an unusual press release from the campaign of Karina Onofre, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat Karina Onofre running for the 74th Assembly District. She’s created a task force to bring the LA Clippers professional basketball team to Orange County. AD 74 runs along the coast from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach, extending inland to ...

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Some Outside Interests Are Better Than Others

Anaheim Insider here. Mayor Tom Tait paid for a robocall a few days ago, urging Anaheim voters to oppose Measure D, which would amend the city charter so the mayor serves a maximum of four consecutive two-year terms, rather than the present two consecutive four-year terms. If adopted by Anaheim voters, it would go into effect immediately and Tait, Lucille ...

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June Primary 2014: Anaheim Vote-By-Mail Ballots Trickling In

The June primary is 13 days away – time for a status check on the voting in Anaheim. There are three charter amendments on the June ballot: Measure C (technical charter cleanups), D (two-year mayoral terms) and E (legalizing safe-and-sane fireworks). There’s no campaign for C; voter contact on either side of the D question is thus far limited to ...

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Measure E Watch: “Yes on E” Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

The campaign to return legal safe-and-sane fireworks to Anaheim has begun in earnest since vote-by-mail ballots started going out on May 5. The “Yes on Measure E” campaign has sent out two mailers in the last week: You can see the mailers here and here. American Promotional Events dba TNT Fireworks deposited $40,000 into the “Yes on Measure E” committee ...

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