Jose Moreno

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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Why Is Benito Juarez Elementary School Principal Being Transferred Against Parents Wishes?

This is a bit unusual for me, but I’d like to re-publish, as a  stand-alone post, this comment left early this morning by a “Heather J” regarding the decision by the brand-new superintendent of the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) to transfer the popular and successful principal of Benito Juarez Elementary School – apparently in the face of opposition from parents ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Elections: Residents, Not Special Interests, Will Determine Anaheim’s Governance

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray has been a voice of reason and sanity on the issue of single-member council districts — which, it should be noted, would limit the representation currently enjoyed by Anaheim voters. As it stands, every Anaheim voter gets to vote for their Mayor and for all four Councilmembers. Switching to single-member districts would limit each voter to a ...

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Another Bad Idea from Los Amigos

Los Amigos of Orange County has proposed another bad idea: a series of “community forums” for selecting Anaheim’s next city manager. Here’s the e-mail sent to the Anaheim City Council on Monday by Los Amigos President Jose F. Moreno: Good Monday Morning Mayor Tait and Councilmembers: This past week, in their search for a new City Manager, the Santa Ana ...

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Citizens Advisory Committee: A Majority For 6 Councilmembers; Split on At-Large v. Single-Member Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections held its next-to-last meeting last night (I’ll post the video when it is available). It’s main business was voting on recommendations about the structure of the Anaheim City Council — specifically, whether to expand the size of the council, and whether to continue electing members at-large or switch to a single-member district basis. ...

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Representation-by-Race At Heart Of ACLU’s Council Districts Lawsuit

When you boil it down, the ACLU’s attempt to litigate the City of Anaheim into replacing the at-large system of electing the city council with single-member council districts is really about race; specifically classifying citizens on the basis of their race and designing a system of representation that is based on race. The ACLU alleges the current system violates the California ...

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Another One Bites The Dust

A Record-Setting Term Mayor Tom Tait may be on his way to setting a record for most high-ranking city staff to quit or be fired on in a single term. Barely more than two years in office, he’s already been through two city managers, a police chief and a city attorney. He canned City Manager Tom Wood mid-way through 2011, and City ...

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What Is OCCORD? Part 1

I’ve attended most of the Citizens Advisory Committee meetings, and as I’ve noted in previous posts, it was clear from early on that a left-wing coalition was forming to push the CAC toward recommending a switch to electing the Anaheim City Council from single-member districts; that is, Anaheim residents would only have a vote within their council district, and have no voice ...

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Political Left Actively Lobbying Citizens Advisory Committee For Single-Member Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement meets again this Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brookhurst Community Center. This will be the seventh CAC meeting, with eight more to follow. I’ve attended most of them, and they are assuming a definite pattern. At the actual committee-work level, the CAC members have been taking presentations from experts on voter ...

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