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Council Aides: Moreno Hires Radicals, Barnes Hires Cynthia Ward

There have been recent changes in the ranks of aides to Anaheim City Councilmembers, as two councilmembers have added two political activists to their ranks. As readers may (or may not) know, the mayor and councilmembers are each allotted a budget to hire council aides to assist them in their duties. Technically, they work for the city manager’s office. At ...

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Council Gadfly, Tait Ally Cynthia Ward Exploring Run For Anaheim Mayor

Council gadfly and political activist Cynthia Ward is apparently an unofficial candidate for mayor of Anaheim. She asked for feedback in a Facebook post published last week: It’s not a terribly surprising development in light of her ongoing public make-over: dressing and sounding more candidate-like during public comments, attempts at restraining her generally venomous style of discourse. If she pulls ...

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CATER Loses Again: Judge Denies Gadfly Group’s Request That Anaheim Pay $200,000 In Attorneys’ Fees

After nearly three years, the public records lawsuit waged by Cynthia Ward and CATER against Anaheim for allegedly not producing adequate records in the Angels MOU negotiations is at an end. Ward and CATER have basically lost everything. Judge James J. Di Cesare put the final nail in the CATER/Ward lawsuit in his June 23, 2107 ruling denying their request for ...

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CATER Still Not Complying With Federally-Mandated Disclosure Rules

Anaheim Insider here. Remember last August when it came out that CATER, the gaggle of gadflies who file nitpicky lawsuits whenever they think the city hasn’t dotted an “i” or crossed a “t”, had blown off their legal requirements to file annual disclosures with the IRS?  Click here and here to refresh your memory. Cynthia Ward and Greg Diamond responded by ...

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CATER Crater Time?

Anaheim Insider here. More bad news for Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, the gadfly faction better known as CATER. Last week, TheLiberalOC.com revealed that CATER, despite claiming 501(c)(4) non-profit status, has never filed the annual Form 990 disclosure reports it is required by law to submit to the IRS. A few days later, TheLiberalOC.com reported CATER is longer ...

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Tait Nominates CATER Member for City Commission; Leos for Council Again?

Anaheim Insider here. Last week, Mayor Tom Tait tried and failed to convince his City Council colleagues to increase his council assistant budget from $60,000 to $100,000 a year. It was a long, contentious discussion. Tait’s council assistant, Mishal Montgomery, is the only council assistant who is vested in the CALPERS retirement system. Consequently, employing her under those circumstances is ...

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More Hinkiness Emerges From Litigation By CATER Partner Cory Briggs

Here’s another inewsource.org article on the apparent conflicts-of-interest pertaining to lawsuits filed by Cory Briggs against economic development projects in San Diego. Briggs is the partner-in-litigation of Anaheim gadfly group CATER, and has had “business dealings” with CATER President Cynthia Ward “regarding legal representation.” The environmental consulting firm that employed the wife of a well-known San Diego lawyer who often ...

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BREAKING: Judge Slaps Down CATER In A Withering Ruling In Angels Lawsuit

CATER’s lawyer, blogger Greg Diamond, is infamous for his rambling, palaverous style of writing. Superior Court Judge James Di Cesare issued a stinging ruling today against CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels negotiations MOU, and it’s clear he has had his fill of Diamond’s windy, tortuous argumentation, calling him out for “long-winded, meandering obscuring the legal substance of the claims” and ...

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Controversy Continues Swirling Around Cory Briggs – CATER’s Partner in Suing Anaheim

Controversy continues swirling around Cory Briggs, the San Diego attorney who has been working with Anaheim gadfly group CATER in lawsuits against economic development projects in Anaheim and San Diego. Briggs also represented left-wing advocacy group OCCORD in its absurd and failed lawsuit against the city’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. CATER presents itself as a watchdog ...

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Questions About Business Dealings of Cory Briggs, CATER’s Co-Plaintiff

inewsource.org, an independent, non-profit investigative journalism outfit in San Diego, is publishing an eyebrow-raising series of articles about the business and legal dealings of notorious trial attorney Cory Briggs. Briggs has made himself the scourage of economic development efforts in San Diego, and has more recently been suing the City of Anaheim: one on behalf of OCCORD against the city’s ...

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