Jose Moreno

Jose Moreno’s Garden Of Taxation

Since he first ran for city council in 2014, Councilman Jose F. Moreno has hankered to enact more city taxes. In recent weeks, he has been exploiting the damage the COVID crisis has inflicted on city finances to push for new taxes. He has been asking the council to place new taxes on the November 2020 ballot. He is talking ...

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Councilman Jose Moreno Wants To Impose More Taxes In Anaheim

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno is taking advantage of the state-imposed economic shutdown and the legalized cannabis business discussion to beat the drum for more taxes in Anaheim: taxes on telecom, ticket taxes on the Disneyland Resort, the Angels and the Honda Center. Is anyone really surprised? At a Zoom townhall he hosted on May 11, Moreno signaled his ...

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Hearing On Jose Moreno’s Arrest Continued…Again

The pre-trial hearing on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s two misdemeanor counts of criminal arrest was continued yet again. He and his 20 co-defendants – including Ada Briceno, the boss of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and the OC Democratic Party – were scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on April 29. But since the courts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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OC Register Editorial Board Punts On Publishing Informed Opinion

  Last week, the OC Register published an inaccurate and misleading editorial on the resignation of Chris Zapata headlined “Anaheim Punts On City Manager Exit.” The irony reality is it’s the OCR editorial board that punted…on its responsibility to publish informed editorials. There is such a thing as opinion journalism, practiced in its best form by outfits like the Wall ...

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AUHSD To Teachers: You Can Drop Curriculum, Talk About Coronarivus For Rest Of Semester

The Anaheim Union High School District has extended its school closures through the May 21 – the end of the academic year. AUSHD teachers and students will try to continue education in their various subjects an requirements via remote learning. Or not. Last week, Superintendent Michael Matsuda gave AUHSD teachers permission to stop teaching from the established curriculum and instead ...

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Annual Lobbyist Registration Report: A Nothing Sandwich

One of the items on tonight’s city council agenda is the annual Registered Lobbyist Annual Report.  Although it’s a receive-and-file item on the consent calendar, you can bet Councilman Jose F. Moreno will pull it. The opportunity to harangue his council colleagues and build his narrative for the 2020 city council elections will prove irresistible. If Councilman Moreno’s sermonizing is ...

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Mind Of Moreno: Trump Has Accomplished More Than Obama Because He’s White

Councilman Jose F. Moreno posted this on his Facebook page last week. Moreno is an ardent supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders and his “Medicare for All” scheme – which would outlaw private health insurance. It would force the 170-million or so Americans who rely on private health insurance into a government-funded and controlled health care system. Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday ...

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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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