Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Galloway: Anaheim Shouldn’t Impose A Gate Tax Just Because It Can

Anaheim mayoral candidate Lorri Galloway has come out against Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s plan for a 2% gate tax on large entertainment, sports and recreation venues, which Moreno is asking the city council to place on the November 2022 ballot. “I am opposed to requiring a gate tax without a defined need to do so,” Galloway, a former two-term councilmember, ...

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State Treasurer Fiona Ma Endorsed Lorri Galloway For Anaheim Mayor

State Treasurer Fiona Ma has endorsed former Councilwoman Lorri Galloway for mayor of Anaheim, according to a news release issued by the Galloway campaign. “With 39 years serving the most vulnerable women, children, and families in Anaheim, combined with 8 years of building consensus on the Anaheim City Council, I know Lorri Galloway will lead with integrity, experience and the ...

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Aitken Raises More Than $300K For Mayoral Bid

Anaheim mayoral candidate Ashleigh Aitken has raised $319,582 for her mayoral bid, according to a news release issued yesterday by her campaign. Aitken, a Democrat from Anaheim Hills, is an attorney, former federal prosecutor and member of the Orange County Fair Board. She ran for mayor in 2018, narrowly losing to Harry Sidhu. This November was going to be a ...

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City Council To Debate Campaign Finance Ordinance It Rejected 3 Weeks Ago

This Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council will vote on a version of the campaign finance ordinance that it rejected less than three weeks ago. At it’s June 21 meeting, the Anaheim City Council took up Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s proposal to impose restrictions on the ability of the business community to participate in city council campaigns. Moreno’s proposal exempts labor ...

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Newsom Signs Bill Making It Legal To Loiter To Engage In Prostitution

Cleaning up Beach Boulevard is going to get harder, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this week, making it legal to loiter in order to solicit or engage in prostitution. Actually soliciting or engaging in prostitution remains illegal for now, but law enforcement is being deprived of a valuable tool in combating the street prostitution that ...

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NAMM’s Return To Anaheim Generates $77 Million For Local Economy

COVID-19 was a devastating blow to Anaheim’s convention industry –  a huge economic driver for the city. But as the pandemic transitions to being endemic and the major shows return to the Anaheim Convention Center, the renewed economic impact of those shows is making itself felt. The marquee convention for Anaheim is the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM, ...

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Happy 4th of July – 246 Years of Independence, Liberty and Constitutional Government

246 years ago today, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line and embarked on the greatest experiment in liberty and self-government in human history. We are still here pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because of the eternal, transcendent nature of the principles embodied in Declaration of Independence, and our willingness to defend those principles. The ...

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Moreno Aide Complains City Housing Committee “Is Mostly White People”

To say woke progressive activists view society through a racial lens would be an understatement. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, when it comes to how the woke Left approaches policy and politics, race “isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.” Who one is as an individual is subordinate to one’s racial/ethnic/gender identity. Case in point: a July 15, 2021 tweet from ...

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4th Supervisor District Results: Park Wins Her City, Chaffee Loses His

The primary election results in the 4th Supervisor District were certified over the weekend, formalizing what had been apparent for several days: incumbent Supervisor Doug Chaffee had narrowly scooted into a November run-off against Buena Park Mayor Sunny Park. The result sets up the first Democrat-v-Democrat supervisor contest since then-Assemblyman Lou Correa defeated Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater for the ...

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