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Can California Cities Survive The Virus?

People throughout the country have a greater affection for their cities than any other level of government.  They may not know their mayor or council members by name, but they most positively embrace the services and value that these local-est of governments provides. And this affection is not unwarranted.  People feel that they can get more done at the local ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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O’Neil: Standing Up For Residents Facing Extreme Rent Hikes

At last Tuesday’s council meeting, my colleagues and I tabled a measure on a 6-1 vote that would have introduced Rent Control to Anaheim. The issue came to our attention after residents of Rancho La Paz mobile park reported proposed rent increases of upwards of 50 percent. I empathize with those struggling to cope with rising rents, particularly seniors and ...

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Moreno Wants To Eliminate City Employee Health Care Plans, Push Them Into “Medicare for All”

During an interview on a local progressive podcast, Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his desire to eliminate Anaheim city employees’ current healthcare benefits, and force them into a federal single-payer system under socialist Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” proposal. “The big thing for me – people say you’re a city councilman why do you keep bringing it up – if we have ...

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Mayor Sidhu Pledges $250 Million In Resident-Driven Neighborhood Investment That Puts “Anaheim First”

  In his inaugural State of the City address yesterday, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu laid out an ambitious, upbeat vision of resident-driven investment in neighborhoods and economic development with a purpose – the underpinnings of what he termed a “new Golden Age for Anaheim.” [Click here to read the speech.] $250 Million In Resident-Driven Neighborhood Investment Over 10 Years “Over ...

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Welcome To Stableheim

This week, the Anaheim City Council approved a series of senior staff appointments that promise the bring the Unstableheim Era to a close. Acting Deputy City Manager/Planning Director David Belmer was appointed Deputy City Manager. He will oversee the Community & Economic Development, Planning, and Public Works departments. Acting Assistant City Manager Greg Garcia was appointed Deputy City Manager and will ...

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Proposal Would Require Majority Vote Of Council To Confirm Commission Appointees

Another item on this evening’s council agenda is a reform of how the council makes appointments to city commissions. When the Tait-Moreno majority took control of the council following the November 2016 election, it undertook a radical restructuring of city commissions: forcing a mass resignation of all commissioners and changing the appointment process to reflect district-based council elections. Commissioners would ...

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West Anaheim Resident To City Council On RV Dweller Street Camping: “Enough is Enough”

West Anaheim resident Sal Ortiz simply, directly and powerfully articulated the frustration and anger of his fellow residents at the July 17 Anaheim City Council, tell the council “enough is enough” regarding the degradation of their neighborhoods due to the proliferation of RV dwellers street camping in their neighborhoods: Ortiz forcefully channeled the frustration felt by residents who obey the ...

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