Council Districts

James Irvine Foundation Spending Millions on Progressive Political Activism in Orange County

One doesn’t ordinarily think of charitable foundations as political players, but the reality is ostensibly non-partisan not-for-profits spend enormous sums funding progressive organizations and their political agendas. For example, the James Irvine Foundation – which has nothing to do with The Irvine Company other name a common namesake – spends tens of millions of dollars funding “civic engagement” and “democracy” ...

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The Radical Politics of the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD Coalition

In addition to being interim executive director of OCCORD, Ada Briceno is also secretary-treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents workers at the Disney properties, the Anaheim Hilton and Aramark food service employees. Following last week’s Anaheim City Council vote approving the district map and sequencing sought by the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD-led political coalition, Briceno exhorted her supporters, “In November, we are going ...

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“In November, We’re Going To Turn This City Council.”

As expected, the Anaheim City Council cast the third and final vote on Tuesday to ratify the Reyes Map of six council districts, set the election sequencing at Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 on the 2016 ballot. Districts 2 and 6 will be on the 2018 ballot, along with one of the four districts up this year – that ...

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Oops! Now “The People’s Map” Has NO Latino-Majority Districts

At the end of 2015, Councilman Jordan Brandman had proposed revisiting the council district maps in order to ensure there were two Latino-majority council districts among the 7 districts into which Anaheim was being carved. He cited the new Census numbers that were coming out in late January that might change the CVAP (Citizens of Voting Age Population) in each ...

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Districting Panel Chair Headlined Democratic Fundraiser Days Before Vote on “People’s Map”

Anaheim Insider here. In October 2015, a few days before the Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts recommend the map being aggressively pushed by a group of liberal and Democratic special interests, the chair of that Advisory Committee headlined a political fundraiser for the Democratic Foundation of Orange County (DFOC). The advisory committee was composed of retired judges, and chaired by retired ...

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Tom Tait and Jose Moreno Headline Pro-Districts Panel Talk

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Dr. Jose F. Moreno (leftist academic and would-be Anaheim councilmember) will be the featured members on a panel tomorrow night sponsored by the Arab-American Civic Council to discuss the impact of the recently adopted council districts map and sequencing. Joining them on the panel will be Mirvette Judeh. The panel is entitled “We The People’s ...

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Anaheim City Council Votes Again for the Reyes Map, Puts Districts 1, 3, 4 And 5 On 2016 Ballot

The left-wing coalition led by UNITE-HERE and OCCORD won a complete victory tonight: the city council not only voted again for the coalition’s preferred district map, but retreated from its earlier vote to put the two West Anaheim and the two Latino-plurality districts on the ballot this year. Instead, the council voted unanimously to ditch West Anaheim’s District 2 and ...

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Three Draft Council District Maps To Be Made Public July 1

The carving of Anaheim into single-member council districts will take on a more distinct form tomorrow evening: tThe demographer hired by the City of Anaheim to help craft six single-member council districts will unveil three draft maps at the July 1 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts. From the City of Anaheim: City Council Voting Districts Take Shape Revisions ...

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Dates Set For Community Input On Drawing Council District Boundaries

The Advisory Committee of six retired Superior Court judges has set the dates for a series of public hearings at which the public can provide their input into where the boundaries of the coming council districts should be drawn. Per the City of Anaheim’s press release: During the first organizational meeting to gather input on drawing Anaheim’s City Council voting ...

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