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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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Interim City Manager Won’t Seek Permanent Post

The uncertainty over exactly who was managing city government was dispelled on Tuesday when the City Council, which would be Bob Wingenroth’s last as City Manager. The council confirmed Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Marcie Edwards would henceforth take the reins as Interim City Manager. Edwards, a veteran of Anaheim city government, will not seek the permanent city manager position. ...

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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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Wedding Videography/Gadfly Jason Young’s Selective Editing

Earlier this month, Jason Young — wedding videographer by trade, deceptive gadfly blogger by choice — posted this video on his SaveAnaheim.com blog: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boybb9nGnGQ] Young is very excited because the 4-member panel on a PBS show supports the idea of a civilian police review to duplicate the existing layers of police oversight. On the other hand, Young must not have liked ...

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Reminder: Union May Day Rally Tomorrow in Front of City Hall

If you’re looking for an opportunity to pump your fist and demand your fair share of other people’s money, then head on over to Anaheim City Hall for the May Day rally being organized by the Orange County Labor Federation. May Day — or International Worker Day — was established in 1891 by the Second Socialist International. The OC Labor ...

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When Does Bob Wingenroth Leave?

No one really seems to know, which is apparent from this somewhat confusing Voice of OC article on the confusion over when City Manager Bob Wingenroth departs for his new job as assistant city manager of Surprise, Arizona. The Anaheim City Council’s agenda for Tuesday might have been shaken up because of some confusion about exactly when resigning City Manager Bob ...

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OC Register Shifts Its Stance On GardenWalk Project

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For reasons I don’t understand, when a reader clicks on the title of a post to read the full post, the byline disappears, which often leaves readers confused as to the authorship of the post. To allieviate that confusion, going forward I will insert an editor’s note at the beginning of posts not written by yours truly to clarify the authorship. ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Elections: Residents, Not Special Interests, Will Determine Anaheim’s Governance

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray has been a voice of reason and sanity on the issue of single-member council districts — which, it should be noted, would limit the representation currently enjoyed by Anaheim voters. As it stands, every Anaheim voter gets to vote for their Mayor and for all four Councilmembers. Switching to single-member districts would limit each voter to a ...

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