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District 6: OC Taxpayers Association PAC Endorses Trevor O’Neil

The Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC has announced its endorsement of Trevor O’Neil for Anaheim City Council from District 6, which encompasses the Anaheim Hills section of the city. “I am honored that the Orange County Taxpayers Association has endorsed my candidacy for Anaheim City Council!” said O’Neil on his campaign Facebook page. “OCTAX fights to make taxes fair, understandable, ...

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OC Register Opposes Union $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

[This editorial was originally published by the OC Register on March 7, 2018] A proposed ballot initiative requiring Disneyland Resort and any large hospitality business receiving subsidies from the city of Anaheim to pay an $18 minimum wage seeks to wrongly involve government in a situation that could use less government involvement. Because, whatever valid criticisms there are to make ...

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Mayor 2018: Ashleigh Aitken Raises Another $193K for Mayoral Bid

Attorney and OC Fair Board Director Ashleigh Aitken reported raising $193,269 from July through December 2017. This brings her fundraising haul to $379,701.10 since her entered the mayoral campaign lists in June of last year. Her campaign reported total expenditures of $21,786, leaving a cash-on-hand balance of $355,413.25. As with her last campaign report, the bulk of her donations came ...

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Carolyn Cavecche & Denis Bilodeau Exploring BOE Candidacies

[Cross-posted from our partner site OC Political] With Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) ending her BOE re-election bid in order to run for the 49th Congressional District seat after Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) announced his decision not to seek re-election, former and current elected officials across Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties are contemplating whether to launch bids to replace Harkey ...

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Merry Christmas!

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping ...

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Internal Investigation Looming For OC Labor Fed Executive Director Julio Perez Over Sexual Harassment Allegation

From OCDaily.net: Julio Perez, the executive director of the Orange County Central Labor Council, is under an internal investigation following public allegations that he sexually harassed an intern nine years ago, according to a report by the Voice of OC. “So as a woman who leads a union in the Orange County labor movement, and that’s an affiliate union to ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods

This op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on August 13, 2017: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods by Kris Murray Anaheim’s City Council has a shared focus to better the lives of its residents and quality of its neighborhoods. On this, there is no disagreement. Where reasonable people do disagree, however, is on how best to address the ...

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Dunn: Instability Breeds Instability In Anaheim

This opinion piece by Orange County Business Council President Lucy Dunn originally appeared in the OC Register on July 29, 2017: As America’s sixth most populous region, Orange County is unique. Every U.S. metropolitan region has a city center where half or more of county folks live: The city of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County; Houston in Harris County; ...

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Anaheim Elementary School District Agrees To Comply With Court Ruling On Palm Lane Charter School Conversion

After fighting Palm Lane Elementary School parents in court for more than two years to prevent the school’s conversion to charter status, the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted yesterday to comply with 2015 OC Superior Court ruling ordering them to accept the January 2015 Parent Trigger Law petition and proceed with the charter process. Under the Parent ...

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Sheriff Hutchens Won’t Seek Re-Election to 4th Term; Endorses Undersheriff Barnes As Successor

Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election next year to a fourth term; she endorsed Undersheriff Don Barnes to succeed her. Hutchens was appointed by sheriff by the OC Board of Supervisors in June 2008 following the resignation of Sheriff Mike Carona, who was engulfed in scandals that eventually sent him to jail.  She ...

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