Tag Archives: tom tait

Rackauckas: “No Help From The Office of the Mayor” In Cracking Down On Gangs

Anaheim Insider here. There was a strong turnout last Thursday at Lucille Kring’s mayor campaign fundraiser at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Resort area, out on the patio with the results of 20 years of bond-financed investment in the Resort in full view. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackackaus headlined Kring’s fundraiser. He talked about the great work being done ...

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Democratic Assembly Candidate Appoints Tait To “Bring Clippers to OC” Task Force

Anaheim Insider here. A few people have sent me an unusual press release from the campaign of Karina Onofre, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat Karina Onofre running for the 74th Assembly District. She’s created a task force to bring the LA Clippers professional basketball team to Orange County. AD 74 runs along the coast from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach, extending inland to ...

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OC Register Gets It Right On Measures C and E, Wrong on Measure D

The OC Register editorial board is rolling out its endorsements for the June primary ballot. Weighing in on the three proposed amendments to Anaheim’s city charter: Measures C,D and E, the OCR editorial board got two out of three correct. The OCR supports a “yes” vote on Measure C (a bundle of largely technical modifications to the charter); and on Measure E ...

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Tait Op-Ed’s Praise Of Anaheim Police Rings Hollow

I haven’t posted anything in many, many months. Blogging wasn’t really in my wheelhouse. However, a friend sent me this op-ed published by Mayor Tom Tait several days ago in the Orange County Register. It struck a nerve with me. Angered me, truth be told; and I feel it is an issue worth discussing. Mayor Tom Tait write an opinion ...

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Measure D – A Two-Year Mayoral Term: The Argument Against

We’ve posted the Argument in favor of Measure D, which would amend the City Charter to limit the mayor to four consecutive two-year terms, instead of the current limit of two consecutive four-year terms. Here is the Argument Against Measure D that will be in the sample ballot: ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE D Opposition to Charter Amendment to Section 504 We ...

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Preaching to the Single-Member Districts Choir

Judging from the OC Register coverage and Facebook photos, the single-member council districts rally organized by the left-wing non-profits OCCORD and OCCCO, it was a case of the choir preaching to the rest of the choir. The Register pegged attendance, which seems a tad generous judging from photos posted by organizers, but OK. If the point of the rally was ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: Left-Wing Groups Organizing Rally for Single-Member Council Districts, Featuring Mayor Tait

One talking point made by advocates of single-member council districts for Anaheim is that is it not a political project of the Left – notwithstanding the fact that the organizational and political heft behind the push for council districts is coming from a coalition of left-wing political organizations and figures such as OCCORD, UNITE-HERE, the Democratic Party of Orange County, ...

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