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OCCORD/Tait Rally Fizzles

Anaheim Insider here. The press release issued by OCCORD for the rally it is organizing with Mayor Tom Tait claimed “hundreds of Anaheim residents and dozens of community groups” would swarm Anaheim City Hall for a pre-council meeting rally and press conference. Here are photos of the press conference/rally posted a few minutes ago by OCCORD on its Facebook page: ...

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Tom Tait and OCCORD Organizing Left-Wing Rally Before Today’s Council Meeting

Anaheim Insider here. The progressive political interests that have dominated Anaheim’s districting process are gearing up for a show of force at tonight’s City Council meeting. Their goal is to shout down the Council Majority and intimidate Councilman Jordan Brandman into caving to their demand to exclude West Anaheim’s District 2 from the 2016 ballot in favor of Latino-majority District ...

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Council To Consider Extending Vacation Rental Moratorium; Left-Wing Union UNITE-HERE Jumps Into Fray

One of the items on tomorrow night’s Anaheim City Council agenda is extending the current 45-day moratorium on short-term vacation rentals for another 186 days, until May 3 of next year. The moratorium would: “…impos[e] a moratorium, with certain exceptions, on the issuance or renewal of use permits, variances, building permits, business licenses or any other entitlement or permit for ...

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BREAKING: Judge Dismisses OCCORD Lawsuit Against GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

UPDATED with reaction from City of Anaheim Superior Court Judge David McEachen has dismissed the OCCORD lawsuit against the City of Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. The left-wing advocacy group has been represented in this suit by liberal litigator Cory Briggs (who is also CATER’s partner-in-litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion). Judge McEachen ruling clears ...

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OC Labor Federation Injects Another $10,000 Into “Yes on Measure L” Campaign

The Left continues to pour money into its effort to change the rules of how the Anaheim City Council is elected in order to produce elections results more to their liking, i.e. the election of left-of-center councilmembers to adopt left-of-center policies. The latest donation comes from the Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), which on Thursday, ...

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Militant Union “UNITE-HERE” Puts $25,000 Into Measure L Campaign for By-District Council Elections

The campaign for by-district council elections has received another big union check: UNITE-HERE Local 11 contributed $25,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is the “Yes on Measure L” campaign.  Who does UNITE-HERE Local 11 represent? Hotel workers (and food service employees). Of what does Anaheim have thousands? Non-unionized hotel workers that UNITE-HERE not only wants, but needs as members.  ...

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Open Letter to the OC GOP: It’s Time for Clarity on What’s Happening in Anaheim

Yesterday evening, I e-mailed this open letter to members of the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee: Dear member of the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee: With the November election is only 10 weeks away, there is an urgent need for clarity among Orange County Republican activists, donors and officeholders about the true political situation in Anaheim. ...

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Dark Money and San Francisco Bay Area Dollars Sole Financial Support for By-District Elections Campaign

Take a gander at the campaign finance report filed by the campaign to carve Anaheim into single-member council districts. Two things jump out beside the $101,100 in contributions: 93% of that total is the “dark money” hated by the progressives running this campaign  and not a penny of it comes from Anaheim – most is from Northern California. The biggest ...

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OCCORD Hires Veteran Union Organizer/Left-Wing Activist Ann Werboff As New Executive Director

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) has announced the hiring of a new executive director to take the place of founding ED Eric Altman. Altman left OCCORD to lead the campaign to create a structural Democratic majority on the Anaheim City Council via by-district elections (in which endeavor he is inexplicably being aided by Mayor Tom Tait). The new ...

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Pro-Districts Committee Failed To Report $3,500 Contribution to City Clerk

On Monday, I reported the inaugural contribution to the pro-council districts campaign committee was $3,500 donation on May 9, 2014 from one of the lead attorneys suing Anaheim on behalf of Anaheim City School District (ACSD) Board of Education member Jose Moreno (who has successfully avoided running for re-election this November under a by-district system because he slow-walked their introduction ...

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