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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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UNITE-HERE Pushing Anaheim To Adopt “Retention” Policy

Wondering what kind of anti-business policies single-member council districts would make more likely in Anaheim? Look no further than UNITE-HERE Local 11’s lobbying of the City of Anaheim to adopt a “retention” policy a la that paragon of mismanagement and ill-governance, Los Angeles. To illustrate how “retention” works, I’ll excerpt from Los Angeles International Airport’s retention policy, which imposes these requirements on LAX contractors: ...

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Profile of New Prez of Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau

The OC Register published a profile today on Jay Burress, the new president/CEO of the Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau. Burress has been on the job for a month, now: The top of his list is getting the word out about all of Orange County’s attractions that people may not be aware of, he said. International travelers, who make up 10 ...

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Citizens Advisory Committee Chairwoman’s Political Tie To Union Staffer Pushing for Council Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement meets again this Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Central Library, 500 West Broadway. On the agenda: an overview of the cost of Anaheim elections and the size of the city council, plus a staff update on the ACLU lawsuit against city. If past CAC meetings are ...

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Getting The City Out Of The Way

I recommend today’s Frank Mickadeit column on the private, faith-based community center started earlier this year in a gang-infested Santa Ana neighborhood, because it contains lessons not just for Anaheim, but for every community in this nation. “The center is a kind of rogue facility that opened up when a cop-turned-pastor named Kevin Brown and a university professor named Cristina Jose Kampfner rented a ...

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Family Action PAC Unendorse Candidate Due To Union Ties; Maybe OC Register Should Do The Same

I received a press release from the conservative Family Action PAC, withdrawing its endorsement of Melissa Melendez in Assembly District 67 in Riverside County: Larry Smith, Chairman of the Family Action PAC stated, “It is with sadness that we withdraw our endorsement of Ms. Melendez.  While we rarely take this kind of action, we have done so because we are ...

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What Brian Chuchua Didn’t Tell Atlas PAC

I saw a post over at OC Political entitled “Atlas PAC Endorsed Candidates Make Their Final Push.” For readers unfamiliar with Atlas PAC, it is a conservative group committed to “individual liberty, free enterprise, limited and fair taxation and limited government regulation.” I didn’t know until reading the post that Atlas PAC, like the OC Republican Party, endorsed Brian Chuchua for ...

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OC GOP Burning Money In Anaheim

If you’re looking for an example of how the OC Republican Party Central Committee endorsement process continues to misfire, Anaheim is a perfect example. The main value to a candidate of this endorsement is the hope that somehow, from someone, money will arrive at the OC GOP to fund a “member communication” — usually a mail piece touting the endorsed ...

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Another Gang-Related Shooting In Anaheim

There was another gang-related shooting in Anaheim, which took place this evening on the 700 block of north East Street. The OC Register reports: Officers arrived to find a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound lying on a sidewalk in front of a residence. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Dunn said. It wasn’t ...

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John Leos’ Ticket Tax Is Harmful Policy

At the Anna Drive candidate forum last week, most of the candidates in attendance endorsed the idea of imposing a tax of $1 a ticket on the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center in order to fund “youth programs and neighborhood development.” Those pro-tax candidates include government union activist John Leos, Green Party activist Duane Roberts and Brian ...

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