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Single-Member Council Districts Not A Panacea

On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council will vote on, among other things, whether the place a ballot question before the voters asking if they want to elect the City Council from single-member districts. [This weekend, I noted how the draft resolutions omit one of the Anaheim Citizen Advisory Committee’s unanimous recommendations regarding at-large elections]. As readers of this blog know, ...

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Special Council On Monday To Appoint City Attorney

A special closed session of the Anaheim City Council has been called for Monday at 1:00 p.m. to discuss appointment of a permanent City Attorney: Ralph Andersen & Associates is the executive recruitment firm the city contracted to conduct the city attorney recruitment. Interim City Attorney Michael Houston is apparently interested in the position and city hall watchers consider him ...

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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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A Reader Deconstructs VOC’s “Blame Disney” Article on ARC

Last month, the Voice of OC ran an article on the Anaheim Rapid Connection project that basically made the argument that the whole reason for building ARC is to help Disney but Disney isn’t being asked to pay for it. I thought it was a silly argument, which strikes me as akin to condemning economic activity and the automobile companies ...

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Lucille Kring E-Mails Anaheimers With GardenWalk Facts

Yesterday, Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring sent out this e-mail regarding the GardenWalk agreement coming before the City Council this evening: To the Residents, Business Owners and Workers in the City of Anaheim, There has been so much misinformation about the Garden Walk issue that I feel the time has come for my voice to be heard on this subject. First of all, ...

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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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ESCRI Forum: Blame The Anaheim Police

I encourage you to read today’s Voice of OC article on last night’s forum organized by the East Street Community Renewal Initiative (ESCRI), a project of former (and potentially future) Councilwoman Lorri Galloway. It contains many jewels. Let’s start with this one: “The consensus from the forum attendees was clear – the police department is still racist, and city government still can’t ...

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