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Dirty Jobs OC Edition: Anaheim City Manager

This is article by Dan Chmielewski is cross-posted from TheLiberalOC.com: I’m not a fan of reality TV, but there’s a show called “Dirty Jobs” (now cancelled by The Discovery Channel) that documented truly awful jobs people do — like “Road Kill Cleaner” or “Zoo Cage Cleaner.”  Jobs that usually involve excrement, dirt, sweat, terrible heat or freezing cold; a job ...

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Mayor Tait’s Phony Objections To City Attorney Appointment

Double standards are endemic in politics, but sometimes they really stick out like a sore thumb. Today’s Voice of OC story on tomorrow’s Anaheim City Council on whether to hire Arturo Fierro as the new city attorney provides a good example. Mayor Tom Tait has already said he is going to vote against Fierro’s appointment (I have no opinion either ...

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Anaheim Debuts Re-Designed City Website

The City of Anaheim has launched a re-designed website, and in my opinion it is a vast improvement. Under Mayor Curt Pringle, Anaheim became in a leader in e-government and pushing online access to City Hall. That momentum has continued since Mayor Pringle left office but had outstripped the architecture of the city’s website. The new design is much simpler ...

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Interim City Manager Paul Emery Gets The Job Permanently

At the end of last night’s long, grueling Anaheim City Council meeting, City Attorney Mike Houston reported out of the closed session that the council had voted to give the permanent city manager post to Interim City Manager Paul Emery.  The vote was 4-1 in favor, with Mayor Tom Tait voting against the appointment. Emery was appointed to the interim ...

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City of Anaheim Hires New Planning Director

The City of Anaheim has hired David Belmer as its new planning director to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of long-time Planning Director Sherri Vander Dussen. From the city’s press release: David Belmer will join the City of Anaheim as Planning Director, effective May 26, it was approved and announced at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Belmer brings ...

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Nearly 100 Capital Improvement Projects Planned for 2014/2015

This came over the transom from the City of Anaheim: NEARLY 100 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS PLANNED FOR ANAHEIM THIS FISCAL YEAR ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – Anaheim residents can look forward to nearly 100 capital improvement projects for 2014/15. As part of the City of Anaheim’s $1.6 billion approved budget for this fiscal year, the City is committed to ...

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BREAKING: Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards Offered Top Job At Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

This was unexpected. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is recommending Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards to be the next General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Edwards has accepted, although she must be confirmed (or rejected) by the Los Angeles City Council, which could take a month. Edwards was appointed interim city manager in May of ...

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Conservative Talk Radio Host Says Angels Deal Framework Good for Anaheim

Anaheim Insider here. Conservative talk radio host John Phillips was on his AM790 colleague Doug Mcintyre’s this morning discussing the Angels negotiations framework (Mayor Tait and his backers have misled the public the impression this is the deal, and not negotiation starting points): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNo_C3O6P5c&w=420&h=315] John Phillips is a conservative, small government, free-market guy, and he can’t exactly be tagged as ...

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Article Raises Questions About Safety of Ball Road Power Plant Proposal

Ryan Cantor has penned an excellent blog post about the prospect of the Orange County Water District leasing its Ball Road Basin property to Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) for the construction of a major power plant next to Anaheim businesses and residential neighborhoods. The OCWD Board of Directors is set to vote at its meeting on Monday, December 9 (it starts ...

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