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Mayor Tait Condemns Fitzgerald Rant

Mayor Tom Tait posted this comment on his Facebook page, condemning William Fitzgerald’s rant at Monday’s special council meeting and explaining what he believes he can and cannot do about it as mayor: This past Monday, a special meeting of the Anaheim City Council was held, and an Anaheim resident, who regularly attends council meetings and regularly makes offensive comments, ...

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Kring’s Deluded Critics

Anaheim Insider here. If you read Orange County political blogs, you know there are a few very vocal, very deluded bloggers out there, claiming to represent blocs of voter opinion. Here’s an example from a rant Anaheim’s own Cynthia Ward wrote on the hit piece against Lucille Kring from the Orange County Employees Association-funded Voice of OC: Enjoy that one ...

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Who Is Running for Mayor of Anaheim?

Anaheim Insider here. The buzz around insider circles is the possibility that state Sen. Lou Correa might run for Mayor of Anaheim next year, when current Mayor Tom Tait seeks a second four-year term. Correa is forced out of the state Senate by term limits in 2014. What are his plans? He has a Lou Correa for Attorney General 2018 ...

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Double-Talk from the Mayor on “Letting The People Choose”

Anaheim Insider here. Who has seen today’s online article in the OC Register, featuring the mayor and the city council giving their opinions on council districts and the ACLU lawsuit? Here’s what Mayor Tait had to say: “The people of Anaheim should be given the choice on how they are to be governed – either an at-large system or by districts. The ...

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Tom Tait Records Anti-GardenWalk Robocall

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait recorded a robocall that went out yesterday (I don’t know how wide a voter universe it went to): This is Mayor Tom Tait. At tomorrow’s city council meeting, special interests and lobbyists are returning to ask taxpayers to subsidize two luxury hotels. If passed, our city will be forced to pay one developer $158 million dollars over the next 29 years, taking away money meant ...

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Another One Bites The Dust

A Record-Setting Term Mayor Tom Tait may be on his way to setting a record for most high-ranking city staff to quit or be fired on in a single term. Barely more than two years in office, he’s already been through two city managers, a police chief and a city attorney. He canned City Manager Tom Wood mid-way through 2011, and City ...

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Pringle Records Robo-Call Against Civilian Police Commission

Former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle recorded a robo-call urging residents to oppose the civilian police oversight commission proposed by current Mayor Tom Tait. Here’s a transcript of the call: Hello.  This is former Mayor Curt Pringle.  When it comes to keeping Anaheim safe, the City of Anaheim is at a crossroads.  Which way will we go?  You can follow the ...

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UNITE-HERE Pushing Anaheim To Adopt “Retention” Policy

Wondering what kind of anti-business policies single-member council districts would make more likely in Anaheim? Look no further than UNITE-HERE Local 11’s lobbying of the City of Anaheim to adopt a “retention” policy a la that paragon of mismanagement and ill-governance, Los Angeles. To illustrate how “retention” works, I’ll excerpt from Los Angeles International Airport’s retention policy, which imposes these requirements on LAX contractors: ...

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ACLU Wants An Police Oversight Commission

The ACLU yesterday sent a letter to the City of Anaheim calling on them to establish a civilian police oversight board. The OC Register published the story yesterday afternoon. In a classic publicity maneuver, the ACLU first sent the letter to the OC Register, which began working on a story — before anyone at the City had seen the letter or was ...

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