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No Conflict of Interest, Huh?

Anaheim Insider here. The Orange County Register has picked up the issue of whether Mayor Tom Tait can and should serve on the OCTA Board of Directors since the company that he owns and runs has a $330,000 contract with OCTA. The contract runs for another 19 months, and so far OCTA has paid Tait & Associates $127,483. It is ...

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Crony Capitalism For Me But Not For Thee

Anaheim Insider here. This is on the “Tom Tait for Mayor of Anaheim” Facebook page: “Crony capitalism is a cancer on our party.” Oh brother. Unless Tom Tait is on the receiving end of it, apparently. The City of Garden Grove is subsidizing the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park resort and hotel project to the tune of almost $50 million: ...

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Tait’s Conflict-of-Interest Double Standard

Anaheim Insider here. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has addressed the resignation of building division head Scott Fazekas, who had been under fire since revelation that his firm had been getting the lion’s share of the city’s outsourced plan check review work. “We have to be concerned about perceptions of conflict,” Tait said Oct. 11 when asked about how outsourced work should ...

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Mayor 2014: Galloway Publicly Apologizes Privately To Tait For Being “Hurtful”

Former councilmember and current mayoral aspirant Lorri Galloway sent this e-mail to her supporters: Dear Friends and Family: My campaign for Anaheim Mayor 2014 has been in the news lately. After a PBS story aired last night, I am heartsick because I have allowed negativity to be the focus, which is something that I abhor, and I have often been on the receiving ...

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More On Galloway’s Mayoral Announcement

Some interesting reactions to Lorri Galloway’s announcement she’ll run against incumbent Tom Tait for Mayor of Anaheim. Such as this post from the ordinarily execrable SaveAnaheim: I admit I don’t have a clue what Lorri Galloway accomplished during her last stint on the Anaheim City Council. So I can’t speak to her record. I’ve heard her impassioned pleas before the ...

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It’s Official: Lorri Galloway is Running for Mayor

She’s been telling people for months, and we’ve been posting about it here for months (and before anyone else). Now she’s making it official via a Frank Mickadeit column: former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway is running for Mayor of Anaheim against incumbent Tom Tait. Frank writes: Galloway’s [candidacy] is a shock, however, given their political relationship. Even though she is a ...

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Voice of OC Rides to Mayor’s Rescue Again.

Anaheim insider here. Mayor Tom Tait will certainly save on campaign consultant expenses for his re-election campaign, since the Voice of OC is practically serving as his communications shop. The Voice is coming to the defense of Tait’s tepid handling of William Fitzgerald’s anti-Semitics, homophobic episode at lat week’s council meeting.  Fitzgerald called Jordan Brandman a “scheming, evil Jew” like ...

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More Lorri Galloway for Mayor Buzz

Anaheim Insider here. Back in August, I reported that Lorri Galloway was plotting to run against Tom Tait for Mayor next year. Last week, I blogged that at a union send-off party for OC Labor Fed firebrand Tefere Gebre, Galloway was telling others of her plans to challenge Tait. Gabriel San Roman is following on our heels with this post on ...

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Kris Murray Calls For Citizen Committee To Oversee Angels Talks

From the OC Register: Councilwoman Calls for Citizen Oversight on Stadium Negotiations ANAHEIM – Councilwoman Kris Murray said she will call Tuesday for the creation of a citizen task force to help renegotiate a stadium lease aimed at keeping the Angels in Anaheim through 2057. Murray and three other City Council members voted last month to delay the baseball team’s ...

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