Trevor O’Neil

Trevor O’Neil: Relief Today, Recovery Planning for Tomorrow in Anaheim

[Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in the Orange County Register] We know Orange County is missing all that is great about Anaheim ― Disneyland, baseball, hockey, concerts, conventions, entertainment and dining. But don’t worry. Anaheim will be back. Right now, we are doing our part. And no other Orange County city has done as much to address the impacts ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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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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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Anaheim City Council Enacts Senior Safety Net

From Councilman Trevor O’Neil: ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL ENACTS SENIOR SAFETY NET The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday voted to enact a housing assistance program aimed at helping seniors facing sudden financial hardships in covering housing costs. The city’s first-ever Senior Safety Net is a pilot program that allocates $645,000 in federal housing grant funds for senior assistance. “For the past ...

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City Council Approves Installing Fire Detection Cameras In Anaheim Hills

The Canyon 2 in 2017 hit Anaheim Hills hard, burning more than 9,000 acres and damaging 25 homes. The ensuing investigation revealed that delayed OC Fire Authority response to initial reports of the fire enabled its spread. Acting to prevent such a scenario from re-occurring, the Anaheim  City Council last night approved the installation of four state-of-the-art fire detection cameras ...

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O’Neil: Standing Up For Residents Facing Extreme Rent Hikes

At last Tuesday’s council meeting, my colleagues and I tabled a measure on a 6-1 vote that would have introduced Rent Control to Anaheim. The issue came to our attention after residents of Rancho La Paz mobile park reported proposed rent increases of upwards of 50 percent. I empathize with those struggling to cope with rising rents, particularly seniors and ...

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Anaheim Mobile Home Park Owner Rescinds Rent Increases, Will Work With Residents on Solution

The owner of the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park in north Anaheim will rescind a recently announced rent increase that would have significantly raised the below-market rents paid by the 400 or so residents of the venerable mobile home park. Owner John Saunders made his decision following a meeting yesterday evening with park residents organized by Anaheim Mayor Harry ...

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Trevor O’Neil: Needle Exchanges Feed Drug Problem Instead of Treating It

Following are remarks given by District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil at last week’s press conference with state Senator John Moorlach introducing the senator’s SB 689: Since California allowed easier needle access in 2015, Anaheim has had to deal with tens of thousands of needles strewn about our streets, parks, and public places.  Last year when we cleared the homeless encampments ...

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Moorlach Bill Would Empower Cities To Block Needle Exchange Programs; O’Neil Seeks City Council Support

Last week, Senator John Moorlach held a press conference with elected officials from Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa, as well as OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer, to announce he is introducing legislation to bar needle exchanges from operating in a city without permission from that city. The legislation, Senate Bill 689, is in response to a controversy that erupted last ...

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