Citizens Advisory Committee

“Let The People Vote”…Unless The Mayor Opposes It

Watching the Tuesday’s Anaheim council meeting from the comfort of my home, I noticed how Mayor Tom Tait repeatedly invoked the phrase “Let the people vote” like a magical incantation. That was pretty much the sum and substance of his argument (aside from practically saying the city should do the ACLU’s job for it and capitulate to the litigation it ...

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Kring E-Mail To Anaheim Voters On Council Districts

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring sent out this e-mail yesterday evening to her list of Anaheim voters and residents: To Anaheim Residents and Voters: I want to talk about the issue of districts which will be discussed at tomorrow night’s council meeting.  For 156 years Anaheim has been effectively governed by a five member council elected- at-large. It was only as ...

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Proposed Ballot Question on Council Districts Ignores CAC report

At the May 28 meeting, Mayor Tait asked staff to come back with resolutions putting the recommendations of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to a vote of the people. The left-wing coalition pushing for eight single-member council districts have been calling for the same thing. The draft resolutions on the June 11 City Council agenda do not reflect the ...

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Community Activist Gloria Ma’ae: Give Voters the Option of At-Large Council Districts

At last week’s Anaheim City Council meeting, Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) member Gloria Ma’ae spoke eloquently on how the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD coalition had manipulated the CAC process. She described how half of the CAC committee strongly desired the opportunity to recommend that the City Council also place on the ballot the option of expanding the City Council to 6 members ...

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Jason Young’s Shameful Attempt to Intimidate CAC Member

Anaheim Blog readers remember Jason Young, gadfly wedding videographer with a court record. Jason is about as subtle and nuanced as a sledgehammer. Jason’s favorite tactic is accusing people of being “liars” – an interesting approach from someone convicted of burglary and identity theft. Today, Jason unsheathed his stiletto in an attempt to slash (figuratively speaking) the newest member of the Anaheim ...

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Lucille Kring Speaks Common Sense on Single-Member Council Districts

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring took the time to speak to next-to-last meeting of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on April 18. She gave the CAC members a brief and to-the-point tutorial on why she is opposed to single-member council districts. Kring’s appeal to common sense employed reality to illuminate the down-side of single-member council districts and illustrate why they are not the ...

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Video: Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council Throw-Down

The buzz in Orange County political circles this week has been about the drama that occurred during the council comments that traditionally come at the end of the Anaheim City Council meeting. The mayor goes last, and Tom Tait took the occasion to blast Councilwoman Kris Murray over her op-ed piece on single-member council districts in last week’s Orange County ...

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The Far-Left Ideology of Single-Member Council District Activists On Display for May Day

Anaheim Blog readers know the answer to that question: a left-wing coalition of unions and a non-profit union-offshoot group. Still, it’s revealing to view demonstrations of the profoundly radical world-view that animates these activists. Here’s OCCORD Community Organizer Yenni Diaz posting on the OC Labor Federation Facebook page: Do you see that red graphic Ms. Diaz shares in her post? ...

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