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UPDATED: Council Should Break Grab-Bag “Measure 1” Charter Amendment Into a Few Ballot Measures

Readers may have gathered from my preceding posts (here, here and here) on the Charter Review Committee recommendations and the proposed charter amendments that has issued from the CRC’s work, but the more recommendations that were more political (for lack of a better descriptive) in nature were separated into discrete ballot measures. The rest of the recommendations – mainly streamlining-oriented ...

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Council Places Fireworks, Two-Year Mayoral Term On June Ballot

On Tuesday night, the Anaheim City Council took up the Charter Review Committee’s recommendations, which staff had packaged into four proposed charter amendments for the June ballot. Anaheim voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to changing the mayoral term from four to two years; legalizing safe and sane fireworks; and enacting a bucket of government efficiency ...

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Councilmembers Opposed To Single-Member Districts Not Allowed To Officially Sign Ballot Arguments

UPDATED: After consulting an expert legal mind about the nuanced language of the staff report, the settlement agreement’;s restrictions on single-member district ballot arguments isn’t as draconian as I initially concluded. I’ve revised the post accordingly. Apparently, the commitment of single-member council districts to “authentic representation” doesn’t extend to free and unfettered debate with opponents. Item 18 on tomorrow night’s ...

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LiberalOC.com: Computer Training Subsidy OK for Tait’s Firm, But Not Latino Kids in Anaheim

Anaheim Insider here. TheLiberalOC.com’s Dan Chmielweski published a follow-up to his earlier post about Mayor Tom Tait’s engineering company taking hundreds of thousands in taxpayer subsidies to give  his employees computer training. Dan contrasts that with Tait’s vote in 2012 against $40,000 to fund a computer literacy program at the Ponderosa Library in a heavily Latino neighborhood: Last week, we detailed how ...

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LiberalOC.com Zaps Tait for Corporate Welfare

Anaheim Insider here. Have you seen this post from TheLiberalOC.com blog: “Tom Tait: For ‘Corporate Cronyism’ Before He Was Against It.”?  Dan Chmielewski catalogs example after example of how much distance there is between Tait pure free market rhetoric and his real record. Some of it has been out there for a while, such as Tait’s long record of supporting ...

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ACLU and Jose Moreno Cost Anaheim Taxpayers $2 Million

As part of the settlement between the city and the ACLU the left-leaning group’s lawsuit seeking single-member districts for Anaheim City Council elections, the city has to pay the ACLU’s legal costs, which are reportedly to be $1 million. Single-member council district proponents are now trying to shift blame to the councilmembers who oppose single-member districts — which utter nonsense. ...

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“The Nooner” Taken In By “Tait for Congress” Typo

I love Scott Lay’s “The Nooner” e-mail, but it looks like Mr. Lay took the “Tait for Congress” mix-up seriously: today he added Tom Tait to the list of “probable candidates” for CD45: Doh! Over at Orange Juice Blog, the commissars are not pleased that I posted about this funny but innocuous campaign faux pas. She spent way more time blogging about ...

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Tom Tait for Congress?

OK, this is weird: This isn’t a joke, but a bona fide invite that arrived in people’s mail today. Here’s a link to the PDF of the invite. Since the invite says to make checks payable to “Tom Tait for Mayor 2014,” I suspect this is a whopper of a typo. His fundraiser, Phyllis Schneider (whom I have known for ...

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Mayor 2014: Kring Kick-Off Fundraiser Set for December 9

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring has scheduled a kick-off fundraiser for her mayoral bid for Monday, December 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Diamond Club in Angel Stadium: Click here for the PDF of the fundraiser flyer. Incumbent Mayor Tom Tait is seeking re-election to a second term, and former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway has also announced she will be ...

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What About California Government Code 1090?

Anaheim Insider here. The OC Register picked up on the issue I’ve been posting about: Mayor Tom Tait’s conflict-of-interest issue regarding being an OCTA Director when his company has a contract with the OCTA. I examined the validity of Tait’s rationalizations in this post. Another point to consider: California Government Code 1090: 1090. Members of the Legislature, state, county, district, judicial ...

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