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District 3: Long-Time Neighborhood Activist Mitch Caldwell Launches Council Bid

[From the Mitch Caldwell for Anaheim City Council campaign:] Mitch Caldwell, a 56-year Anaheim resident, businessman, and neighborhood activist, today announced his candidacy for the Anaheim City Council in Council District 3. Commenting on the issues facing the neighborhoods of District 3, Caldwell described his motivation for running for City Council: “I was 14 years old when my parents moved ...

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Tait Tabling Council Discussion and Votes To Protect Council Allies

Three times during the past two council meetings, Mayor Tom Tait has used on obscure parliamentary tactic to shut down debate and safeguard his council allies from having to cast politically damaging votes. Councilwoman Lucille Kring had placed on the July 25 city council agenda a request to re-affirm the city’s anti-camping ordinance, adopted in 2013 as a tool to ...

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Homelessness: City Council To Vote On Re-Affirming Anti-Camping Ban

This Tuesday, June 20, the Anaheim City Council will vote on re-affirming the anti-camping ordinance enacted in 2013 to prevent city parks from being turned into homeless encampments. The ordinance added the ability to prosecute, under appropriate circumstances, camping and storing personal property in parks as misdemeanors rather than mere infractions – giving the city stronger tools for reclaiming the ...

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Moreno for Mayor?

The speculation that District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno might run for mayor next year won’t go away – in part because Moreno himself feeds it. Mayor Tom Tait is termed out in 2018, and Moreno is also up for re-election to a full term. He drew the figurative short straw to determine which of the four councilmembers elected in ...

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“Welcoming” Or Sanctuary City? A Distinction Without A Difference

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Among the items on the December 20 Anaheim City Council agenda to create a “Mayoral Task Force to Research and Establish A Welcoming Anaheim Initiative.” The item was requested by newly-elected District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. Moreno is on the record as a strong supporter of ...

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UPDATED – District 3: Brandman and Moreno TIED

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] You cannot make this stuff up. The Council District 3 race – upon which the balance of power on Anaheim City Council hinges – is tied: It’s our understanding all the ballots in District 3 have been counted. If so, state law says the winner is decided by a coin flip. The loser of the coin ...

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District 3 Update: Brandman Holds Onto Lead Over Moreno

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Another round of ballot counting updates, and the race in Anaheim’s Council District 3 got a little tighter. Leftist academic Jose F. Moreno picked up some votes, but it wasn’t nearly as big a gain as yesterday. Another 1,217 votes were counted in District 3, and Moreno picked up 34 – putting him 61 votes behind ...

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Anaheim: Tait/Progressive-Left Slate Losing in Council Races

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] November 2016 was another election showdown between the traditional “Anaheim Way” coalition and the strange alliance of Mayor Tom Tait and progressive interest groups. And it was another defeat for the Tait/Progressive-Left efforts to take control of the city council. This election is the culmination of a multi-year effort by a coalition of progressive political interests ...

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District 3: Moreno Requested “Probation Rather Than Jail Time” for Man Convicted In Domestic Violence Case

In widely publicized criminal case prosecuted in March of this year, Ignacio Ramirez of Long Beach was convicted of violating civil and criminal restraining orders taken out by his now ex-wife Mauri to protect herself and their children from the severe physical, mental and emotional abuse to which he had subjected them for years. Judge Halim Dhanidina gave Ramirez the maximum sentence: ...

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