Government & Politics

Who Are The “People’s Homeless Task Force”?

As has been reported in the media, a lawsuit was filed last week by the “People’s Homeless Task Force”seeking to rollback the recently-approved agreement to sell Angels Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno and keep the Angels in Anaheim for at least 30 years. What is the “People’s Homeless Task Force”? It consists of half a dozen of progressive activists ...

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Morenonomics: No, Sanders Socialism Didn’t Build The American Middle Class

The above exchange on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s Facebook page is worth discussion in that it involves some common myths left-wing activists have advanced in defense of Bernie Sanders’ socialism. Sanders supporters fluctuate between calling for the revolutionary transformation of America and insisting his policies are updated versions of the New Deal or merely an American version of Scandinavian social ...

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Council Approves 6-Year Contract With Anaheim Police Association; Moreno, Barnes Oppose

The Anaheim City Council recently approved a new, six-year contract with the Anaheim Police Association (APA). Under the terms of the agreement, police officers will receive a 3% pay increase for 2019-20 fiscal year, and annual increases of 2.5% through the 2024-25 fiscal year. Each APA members’ employee contribution to their retirement health savings account (RHSA) will be reduced from ...

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Ballot Parties All The Rage On The Left

We reported last week on the “ballot party” held February 15 by the Democratic Party of Orange County and UNITE-HERE Local 11, in which Local 11 members were summoned to bring their ballots so party and union officials could direct them how to vote. This past Saturday, the Bernie Sanders for President campaign held a ballot party at Ponderosa Park ...

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UNITE-HERE/DPOC “Ballot Parties”: So Much For The Secret Ballot

In the late 19th Century, the U.S. switched to the secret ballot as an antidote to urban machine politics and to allow individual citizens to vote their conscience shielded from outside pressure from political bosses. Now, a new state law requiring every voter be sent a vote-by-mail ballot is undermining what used to be a time-honored symbol of the democratic ...

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Sen. Moorlach Commends Gavin Newsom Focus On Homelessness

From the office of Senator John M.W. Moorlach: Sen. John M.W. Moorlach Commends Gov. Newsom for Stressing Homeless Solutions in State of the State SACRAMENTO – State Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature: “I want ...

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Mayor Sidhu, Council Take Action To Continue Enforcing Anti-Camping Laws

Earlier this month, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement augmenting its partnership with the Salvation Army to increase the city’s inventory of homeless shelter beds – allowing the city to continue enforcing ordinances against camping and storing personal property on public facilities like city parks. Under the agreement, the Salvation Army will add another 100 beds to its existing ...

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When Ideology Impersonates History

Councilman Jose F. Moreno frequently shares agit-prop history from the Zinn Education Project, a left-wing initiative aimed at teaching students that American history is a chronicle of oppression, injustice, racism and genocide. Last week, Moreno shared a Zinn article about the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which formally ended the Mexican-American War. The principal terms of the treaty: ...

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District 1: Council Candidate Ryan Balius Off To Impressive Start

Ryan Balius, who is running for Anaheim City Council from District 1, is off to an impressive start in his campaign. This is first bid for elected office by Balius, a long-time member of the Anaheim Parks and Recreation Commission who is active in the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council (WAND). First-time candidates without a deep background in political activism ...

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