Government & Politics

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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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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“The Door Is Wide Open; Let’s Walk Through It”

This evening, Councilman Jose F. Moreno will renew his push for re-writing the city’s campaign finance rules and for a wide-ranging internal investigation in the wake of the ongoing FBI corruption probe into former Mayor Harry Sidhu. Moreno’s rhetoric aside, his push is not about truth or justice or “getting money out of politics.” It is about power. It is ...

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Tragic Misreading Of Anaheim’s Financial Health

For all of Anaheim’s issues right now, financial health is not one of them. Orange County’s largest city is in record recovery from the pandemic downturn. Visitors are back, revenue is exceeding pre-pandemic levels and our city’s economic outlook is bright. Contrast that to the “The Tragic Kingdom of Anaheim” portrayed in John Moorlach’s June 5 opinion piece. With all due ...

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Ament Pleads Guilty In FBI Corruption Probe

In the latest development in the FBI’s corruption probe in Orange County, Todd Ament, the former head of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, reached a plea agreement in which he plead guilty to several counts of fraud, according to reports in the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times. Ament resigned as chamber president in October of 2021. Ament was ...

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Moreno’s Rhetoric On “Money In Politics” Doesn’t Match His Record

Does Councilman Jose F. Moreno really want to get “money out of politics”? Or is his goal to use campaign finance law and moral bluster to paralyze the business community and leave his union and progressive allies as the dominant voices in city elections? Judging from Moreno’s own rhetoric, it’s the latter. He has been demanding that Disney specifically and ...

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