Jose Moreno

And the 1st Donor To Districts Campaign Is…Liberal Oakland Laywer Who Sued Anaheim!

For anyone still suffering from the delusion that the campaign for by-district council elections in Anaheim is some home-grown, kitchen-table, grass-roots effort, may I present the inaugural contribution to the Committee for District Elections – sponsored by One Anaheim: a check for $3,500 from one Morris Baller, a liberal litigator from Oakland. And who is Morris Baller? He’s an $805-an-hour ...

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Pro-District Campaign Conducts Poll

The liberal campaign to bring by-district council elections to Anaheim went into the field with a poll on Sunday. According to sources, it was conducted by “California Opinion Survey” and consisted of a “very one-sided 15 minute phone survey about why Anaheim voters really deserve district elections. Many questions were presented in a very prejudiced manner in that the choices ...

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Teachers Union Snubs Jose Moreno

The unions representing teachers in the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) and the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) have a joint political action committee – the Anaheim Educators PAC – which several days ago made its endorsements for this November school board elections. Three ACSD Board of Education seats are up for re-election. One incumbent, Sandy Blumberg is retiring ...

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Ward’s Double Standard; Tait Targets Colleagues for Defeat

Anaheim Insider here. I recently criticized agitator Cynthia Ward’s FPPC complaint against Kris Murray as nonsense. Ward claims Murray violated the FPPC’s mass mailing rule because she’s featured in an Anaheim Chamber of Commerce mailer. I’ll let her faulty reasoning speak for itself: The complaint is nearly done formatting, let’s see, do I have it all? Chamber accepts public funds. ...

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Who Will Fund The Single-Member Districts Campaign?

On March 22, the left-wing coalition backing single-member council districts in Anaheim kicked off its campaign to win their approval by Anaheim voters this November. 501(c)(3) groups like OCCORD can actively advocate for a ballot measure within limits on “lobbying” activity. Per the BolderAdvocacy website (published by the left-wing Alliance for Justice): Under Section 501(h), the overall limit on lobbying starts as ...

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Tait Tilts Against “Special Interests”; Hit-Lady Ward Threatens

Anaheim Insider here. The real one. Tom Tait had a campaign fundraiser last week. It was mildly attended from what this insider’s sources have said: about 40 people, give or take. Many were family members or staff, along with those you’d expect: Amin David, Jose Moreno, Cynthia Ward; the mayor’s personal clique of supporters more than neighborhood representation. No surprising given ...

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Preaching to the Single-Member Districts Choir

Judging from the OC Register coverage and Facebook photos, the single-member council districts rally organized by the left-wing non-profits OCCORD and OCCCO, it was a case of the choir preaching to the rest of the choir. The Register pegged attendance, which seems a tad generous judging from photos posted by organizers, but OK. If the point of the rally was ...

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Santa Ana Provides a Glimpse of What Progressive Government in Anaheim Would Look Like

Interested in the kind of governance progressives have in mind for Anaheim? Watch Santa Ana under the Sunshine Ordinance regime. Last night, the Santa Ana City Council approved a 5-year strategic plan required by the so-called “sunshine” ordinance adopted in 2012.  Both were largely the products of lobbying by SACReD (the Santa Ana Collaborative for Responsible Development). SACReD is Santa ...

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