District 3

Tait and Moreno Try To Straddle Political Fissure of Sanctuary Cities

The Santa Ana City Council has embraced sanctuary city status with reckless gusto, as councilmembers fell over themselves to lead “the resistance” to what they imagine is coming from the Trump Administration. The situation has been more muddled in Anaheim. Councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Steve Faessel and Denise Barnes have variously indicated their opposition to refusing cooperation with federal ...

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Senior Patrons Of Downtown Community Center Concerned About Townhomes Project

Earlier this week, about 200 Anaheim seniors gathered at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center to meet with District 3 Councilman Jose Moreno regarding a Brookfield Homes proposal to build 100 townhomes on 3.3 acres adjacent to the DACC and owned by the Anaheim Housing Authority.  The meeting included a presentation about the proposed development by a Brookfield representative. Mr. Rob ...

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Team Tait Strikes Back

Last week, while Anaheim residents shopped, wrapped presents and were otherwise distracted preparing for Christmas Day, Mayor Tom Tait’s the newly-ensconced council majority plowed through a long list of major policy shifts they had piled onto the agenda with a few days notice. Mayor Tait employed the symbolism of dais to emphasize the new order. Rather than seating the councilmembers ...

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“Welcoming” Or Sanctuary City? A Distinction Without A Difference

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Among the items on the December 20 Anaheim City Council agenda to create a “Mayoral Task Force to Research and Establish A Welcoming Anaheim Initiative.” The item was requested by newly-elected District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. Moreno is on the record as a strong supporter of ...

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Jose Moreno Gets The 2-Year Seat; Can Run For 4-Year Term In 2018

City Clerk Linda Andal conducted the casting of lots following tonight’s swearing in of new council members in order to determine who serves a two-year term (according to the stipulations of Measures L and M, which implemented by-district council elections and expanded the council from four to six members). She took four blank wooden chips, wrote 1 on one chip, ...

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On Mandates And Phony “People v. Special Interests” Narratives

The ballot counting is virtually done. Let’s take another look at the Anaheim city council results and consider what they mean. The most obvious consequence, of course, is that Mayor Tom Tait has, on his third try, secured an ostensible majority on the city council – due to narrow wins by two of his four candidates: Denise Barnes in District ...

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District 3: Moreno Edges Brandman For The Win

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Every day since Election Day, leftist Chicano Studies professor Jose F. Moreno has chipped away at the lead of Councilman Jordan Brandman. By Friday, the two Democrats were tied, and this evening’s ballot counting update put Moreno 44 votes ahead of Brandman: While there are reportedly some challenged ballots still to be counted in District 3, ...

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UPDATED – District 3: Brandman and Moreno TIED

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] You cannot make this stuff up. The Council District 3 race – upon which the balance of power on Anaheim City Council hinges – is tied: It’s our understanding all the ballots in District 3 have been counted. If so, state law says the winner is decided by a coin flip. The loser of the coin ...

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District 3 Update: Brandman Holds Onto Lead Over Moreno

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Another round of ballot counting updates, and the race in Anaheim’s Council District 3 got a little tighter. Leftist academic Jose F. Moreno picked up some votes, but it wasn’t nearly as big a gain as yesterday. Another 1,217 votes were counted in District 3, and Moreno picked up 34 – putting him 61 votes behind ...

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