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Reminder: Union May Day Rally Tomorrow in Front of City Hall

If you’re looking for an opportunity to pump your fist and demand your fair share of other people’s money, then head on over to Anaheim City Hall for the May Day rally being organized by the Orange County Labor Federation. May Day — or International Worker Day — was established in 1891 by the Second Socialist International. The OC Labor ...

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Honda Center: Can Someone Introduce UNITE-HERE To Reality?

Thus far, UNITE-HERE Local 11 has been trying to spin their dispute with Anaheim Arena Management into an issue of whether their members will continue working at The Honda Center when AAM takes over food service operations from Aramark on July 1. Judging by the media coverage, the spinning is working. This Voice of OC article from last week is a good ...

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OC Political’s New “Anaheim Campaign Database” Project

My frend Chris Emami at OC Political has posted about an Anaheim Campaign Database project he is launching. It is a worthy endeavor, and the information about council candidates is useful. I do have some suggestions for making it more complete. The profiles of the candidates’ campaign finances don’t include how much of their own mony they donated to their campaigns. Brian Chuchua, for ...

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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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Citizens Advisory Committee Chairwoman’s Political Tie To Union Staffer Pushing for Council Districts

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement meets again this Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Central Library, 500 West Broadway. On the agenda: an overview of the cost of Anaheim elections and the size of the city council, plus a staff update on the ACLU lawsuit against city. If past CAC meetings are ...

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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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“Two Anaheims,” My Foot

If there were a way to bet on media headline predictions, I could have wagered my savings and retired on how Voice of OC would headline its coverage of the Anaheim State of the City speech: “Mayor Tells A Tale of Two Anaheims” I realize that OCCORD, Los Amigos, Take Back Anaheim, the OCEA and the rest of the coalition of the ...

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Anaheim Council Set To Increase Campaign Contribution Limit To $1,900

Like the county’s TIN CUP ordinance, the city’s campaign ordinance allows the city council to increase the campaign contribution limit in January of odd-numbered years, to account for increases in the Consumer Price Index. In practice, that translates into $100 increase every two years. On Tuesday, the Council will bump the limit from $1,800 to $1,900. For many years, the contribution limit ...

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OC Register’s Misplaced Concern Over GardenWalk “Haste”

I’d like to share some more thoughts about last week’s OC Register editorial, especially the worrying about “hastily” putting the GardenWalk agreement on the agenda and concern that “other interested parties deserve more notice.” The GardenWalk agreement isn’t exactly being rushed back to the City Council. The judge’s decision voiding the council’s January 2012 approval came out on December 10. ...

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