Curt Pringle

Can California Cities Survive The Virus?

People throughout the country have a greater affection for their cities than any other level of government.  They may not know their mayor or council members by name, but they most positively embrace the services and value that these local-est of governments provides. And this affection is not unwarranted.  People feel that they can get more done at the local ...

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OC Register’s Shallow Editorials

My morning cup of Newman’s Special Blend (extra bold) suddenly tasted bitter after reading the editorial on the front page of the Opinion section of Sunday’s Orange County Register (OCR). The meaning of biased and sometimes unwarranted criticism was clear: kudos to Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor; boos to Curt Pringle, the city’s former mayor.  The editorial began, “Election season often brings ...

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Curt Pringle Endorses Lucille Kring For Mayor

This came over the transom for the Lucille Kring for Mayor campaign: Former Mayor Curt Pringle Endorses Lucille Kring for Anaheim Mayor Anaheim, CA – Two-term Anaheim Mayor and former Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle today announced his endorsement of City Council Member Lucille Kring in her campaign for Mayor of Anaheim. “Lucille’s dedication to the City of Anaheim, her record of ...

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ACLU Goes Fishing; Demands Anaheim Turn Over Huge Trove of Documents, Emails and Texts

The ACLU is demanding the city turn over a trove of documents, voice-mails e-mails, and text messages – both official and personal — from a small army of current and former councilmembers, staff, city commission appointees and private citizens, often pertaining to circumstances, events or issues not even tangentially related to “racially-polarized voting.” It’s sort of like litigation carpet bombing, and ...

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Gutter Journalism

Several days ago, PBS “SoCal Insider” host Rick Reiff used the term “gutter politics” to refer to what he perceived (wrongly, in my opinion) as attempts to link Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait with gadfly William Fitzgerald’s now infamous anti-Semitic rant. PBS SoCal’s David Nazar went on an even more offbase on-air bender on the same topic. Yesterday, the Voice of ...

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Curt Pringle Declines Service On Charter Review Committee

Former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has contacted Councilman Jordan Brandman to let him know he has decided to decline Brandman’s appointment of him to the Charter Review Committee, citing time and business commitments. That’s a shame, because Curt would have been a true asset to the CRC, given his experience as mayor, knowledge of the charter and past experience in ...

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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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