Government & Politics

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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Moreno’s Campaign Finance Proposal: Unwieldy, Unworkable and Unconstitutional

This evening, the Anaheim City Council will consider Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s idea of campaign finance “reform.” This is virtually the same proposal that the city council rejected in November 2019. The FBI corruption probe into Harry Sidhu that led to his resignation as mayor has sewn confusion and chaos, which Moreno is now exploiting by resurrecting this so-called reform ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Still 40% Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] UNITE-HERE Local 11’s 2021 financial documents are out, and the results are even more damning than in 2020. Local 11’s leaders – Ada Briceño, Susan Minato, and Kurt Petersen — avoided pay cuts during the pandemic, even as most of the union’s members found themselves out of a job. This past year, they gave themselves a raise. Last ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Dropped 70% In 2020, According US Labor Department

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] In advance of its annual financial filings with the Office of Labor Management Standards, Unite Here Local 11 filed a bombshell amendment to its 2020 LM-2. (We covered last year’s filings in detail here.) The originally-reported 37 percent drop in membership in 2020 was in fact twice as large: Local 11’s membership plummeted from 28,649 members in 2019 to ...

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