2020 Elections

District 1 Candidate Ryan Balius Marking Independence Day Distributing 6,000 American Flags July 3-4

Ryan Balius, who is running for Anaheim City Council from District 1, will celebrate 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by providing American flags to more than 6,000 residences in the district. “The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because it brings family and friends together to celebrate our country, reflect on the ...

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Avelino Valencia Gets OC Democratic Party Endorsement For District 4

The Avelino Valencia for Anaheim City Council campaign announced the Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed his candidacy for the District 4 council seat in the November 2020 election. District 4 is currently represented by Councilwoman Lucille Kring, who is termed out. “Our campaign received overwhelming support to secure a big endorsement. Now it’s official — the Democratic Party ...

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Building Trades Back Re-Opening, Call Disney “Industry Leader” In Providing Safe Work Environment

Yesterday, the Los Angles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council sent a letter to Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to “set the record straight” regarding claims by certain Resort unions about how Disney has engaged with its bargaining units over plans – now postponed – to re-open the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks on July 17. The Building Trades Council ...

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Jose Moreno’s Garden Of Taxation

Since he first ran for city council in 2014, Councilman Jose F. Moreno has hankered to enact more city taxes. In recent weeks, he has been exploiting the damage the COVID crisis has inflicted on city finances to push for new taxes. He has been asking the council to place new taxes on the November 2020 ballot. He is talking ...

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Councilman Jose Moreno Wants To Impose More Taxes In Anaheim

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno is taking advantage of the state-imposed economic shutdown and the legalized cannabis business discussion to beat the drum for more taxes in Anaheim: taxes on telecom, ticket taxes on the Disneyland Resort, the Angels and the Honda Center. Is anyone really surprised? At a Zoom townhall he hosted on May 11, Moreno signaled his ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes AWOL On Key West Anaheim Revitalization Vote

Why did Councilmember Denise Barnes skip a key West Anaheim revitalization vote Tuesday’s council meeting? She participated in the marathon three-hour closed session meeting to determine City Manager Chris Zapata’s fate.  When the city council re-convened for its public session, Barnes was absent. Mind you, the council meeting was being conducted via telephone – so Barnes didn’t physically go anywhere. ...

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Will CA Democrats Elevate Ada Briceno’s Divisive Style To The DNC?

Recently, Ada Briceno has been accumulating titles like a British monarch. She’s co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11. She chairman of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). She’s chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Now she wants to add Democratic National Committee member. Her track record raises legitimate questions at whether her election to the DNC would ...

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Supervisor Don Wagner Seals Re-Election; Aitken Concedes

Supervisor Don Wagner has sealed his re-election campaign this week, garnering more than 52% of the vote to win a full four year term on the Orange County Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd Supervisor District. As of Saturday evening, Wagner led Aitken by 7,261 votes; county-wide, there remained only 1,749 ballots left to count. A year ago, Wagner, a ...

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Annual Lobbyist Registration Report: A Nothing Sandwich

One of the items on tonight’s city council agenda is the annual Registered Lobbyist Annual Report.  Although it’s a receive-and-file item on the consent calendar, you can bet Councilman Jose F. Moreno will pull it. The opportunity to harangue his council colleagues and build his narrative for the 2020 city council elections will prove irresistible. If Councilman Moreno’s sermonizing is ...

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