Campaigns

Re-Elect Tom Tait Mayor: Why?

This week, the Orange County Register (OCR, 2014) endorsed the re-election of Tom Tait as Anaheim’s mayor, calling him the “best [candidate] to lead the city.” Examining the rationale presented in its endorsement, however, I found little to justify the paper’s support. The OCR cited Tait’s quelling anger and potential violence following riots during 2012 and supporting citizens’ oversight of ...

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Tait Family Wealth Used to Attack His Council Colleagues

Anaheim Insider here. If you could spend $49,750 on anything in your community, what would you spend it on? Just to make it a little easier, here are a few options of what that kind of money buys you in Anaheim: A. Annual tuition for 199 low income kids to attend the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs after school programs. ...

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Measure D – A Two-Year Mayoral Term: The Argument Against

We’ve posted the Argument in favor of Measure D, which would amend the City Charter to limit the mayor to four consecutive two-year terms, instead of the current limit of two consecutive four-year terms. Here is the Argument Against Measure D that will be in the sample ballot: ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE D Opposition to Charter Amendment to Section 504 We ...

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Council Places Fireworks, Two-Year Mayoral Term On June Ballot

On Tuesday night, the Anaheim City Council took up the Charter Review Committee’s recommendations, which staff had packaged into four proposed charter amendments for the June ballot. Anaheim voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to changing the mayoral term from four to two years; legalizing safe and sane fireworks; and enacting a bucket of government efficiency ...

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Mayor 2014: Kring Kick-Off Fundraiser Set for December 9

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring has scheduled a kick-off fundraiser for her mayoral bid for Monday, December 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Diamond Club in Angel Stadium: Click here for the PDF of the fundraiser flyer. Incumbent Mayor Tom Tait is seeking re-election to a second term, and former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway has also announced she will be ...

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Gail Eastman Re-Election Fundraiser This Evening At Honda Center

Just a reminder: Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman  is holding a re-election fundraiser this evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Honda Center’s newly-opened Grand Terrace (2695 E. Katella Avenue, in case you need an address). RSVP to Jennifer Fitzgerald at (714) 402-3106 or jennifer@cl7communications.com; OR, Download the flyer and make checks payable to: Gail Eastman for Anaheim City Council 2014 and mail to CL7 ...

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Gutter Journalism

Several days ago, PBS “SoCal Insider” host Rick Reiff used the term “gutter politics” to refer to what he perceived (wrongly, in my opinion) as attempts to link Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait with gadfly William Fitzgerald’s now infamous anti-Semitic rant. PBS SoCal’s David Nazar went on an even more offbase on-air bender on the same topic. Yesterday, the Voice of ...

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OC Labor Federation “Candidate Academy” Tomorrow

The Orange County Labor Federation is holding a candidate academy tomorrow at the United Food and Commercial Worker Local 324 hall in Buena Park: As the flyer notes, a candidate’s endorsement by the OC Labor Federation is contingent on attending at least one of the above sessions to help them properly “understand” the issues important to the OCLF, such as: ...

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Tonight: Moreno Has Another Chance To Move ACSD Board of Ed To Single-Member Districts

Anaheim City School District Trustee Dr. Jose Moreno wants the Anaheim City Council elected from single-member council districts. Not ten years from now, or in the near future – but right now. He’s even the lead plaintiff of an ACLU  lawsuit seeking to force the city to switch from at-large election to single-member council districts. Moreno alleges the city is violating ...

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Voice of OC Misses OCEA’s Hidden Hand

Anaheim Insider here. Did you see the Orange County Register article about how the Orange County Employees Association shuffled political funding through various PACs in order to disguise who was paying the campaign mailers? Among other things, OCEA gave a PAC called California Citizens for Fair Government $75,000 in start-up donations, and provided 81% of the PACs funding during its ...

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