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Marcie Edwards Appointed Permanent City Manager

Reporting out of the closed session at the end of the Anaheim City Council meeting that the council unanimously appointed interim City manager Marcie Edwards to be the permanent City Manager. After her appointment as interim city manager, Edwards (the long-time head of the city’s large public utilitiy) had previously indicated she was not interested in seeking the permanent position ...

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Medical Pot Spokesman: Anaheim Political Efforts “Moving Fast”

Last Thursday, I posted about the recent opening of a new political committee, “Anaheim Safe Access”, the goal of which is  “to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of cannabis to all Anaheim patients in medical need.” I e-mailed and left a voice message for Jason Ryan Thompson of Thompson Advocacy, who is spearheading this effort. ...

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Medical Marijuana Initiative Coming to Anaheim?

It looks like a medical marijuana initiative may be coming to Anaheim next year. A new city political committee was filed with the Anaheim City Clerk on June 12 called “Anaheim Safe Access,” which describes its purpose as being “to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of cannabis to all Anaheim patients in medical need.” ...

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Veteran Reporter Blasts Legislative Beat-Down of Honda Center

When government is only limited by the appetites and goodwill of those who run it, there are really no limits at all. Veteran political reporter Dan Morain, now an opinion columnist for the Sacramento Bee, has published a column calling out the Legislature’s tyrannical targeting of the Honda Center, done so at the behest of the militant UNITE-HERE union. Some ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: State Democrats Push Banana Republic Policy On Honda Center

UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents Aramark food service workers at the Honda Center, has been pushing to impose a Los Angeles-style “retention” ordinance on Anaheim Arena Management (AAM). A retention ordinance requires that when a city changes contractors, the new contractor has to pay the old contractors employees for a period of time — usually 90 days — and provide ...

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City Manager Search Narrowed to Three Candidates

Anaheim Insider here. The word on the insider street is that Anaheim’s search for a new city manager (being conducted by retired Anaheim City Manager Dave Morgan) has been narrowed down to three candidates, all of whom are currently city managers in other cities (and one of them here in Orange County). Stay tuned.

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Is Tennis Now A Racial Issue, Too?

Is there anything that the “two Anaheims” crowd will not transmogrify into a racial issue? After reading yesterday’s Voice of OC story on the budgeted funds to renovate the Anaheim Tennis Center, it would seem the answer is “No.” According to the Voice of OC, there is “outrage” in Anaheim that the proposed city budget includes $6.4 million for improvements ...

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“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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