Voice of OC

Voice of OC Hit On Kring: Mighty Thin and Below The Belt

Anaheim Insider here. Adam Elmahrek’s hit piece…excuse me, article…on Lucille Kring was forwarded to me earlier today. Not to put too fine a point on it, but what a shoddy piece of…journalism. It’s a long article, but here’s the gist: Elmahrek claims Kring changed her position on four issues in response to campaign contributions.  He offer no proof. Even the ...

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Unions Making Phony Claims About Honda Center

Apparently, something doesn’t even have to be true to become the subject of media coverage. Today, the Voice of OC published a story headlined: “Honda Center Layoffs Could Mean Tax Credits for Company.” What follows is an entire article claiming that when Anaheim Arena Management hires some 500 food-and-beverage workers as part of bringing that service in-house, it could, maybe, ...

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Interim City Manager Won’t Seek Permanent Post

The uncertainty over exactly who was managing city government was dispelled on Tuesday when the City Council, which would be Bob Wingenroth’s last as City Manager. The council confirmed Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Marcie Edwards would henceforth take the reins as Interim City Manager. Edwards, a veteran of Anaheim city government, will not seek the permanent city manager position. ...

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Why Did Tom Tait Appoint A Liberal Transplant To Council Elections Committee?

Anaheim Insider here. Reading Matt Cunningham’s coverage of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee process ought to be an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the future of our city. It has put all other media coverage combined to shame. Sad to say, it has largely been hijacked by a confederacy of highly-organized and well-funded liberal pressure groups with direct representation on the ...

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Honda Center: Can Someone Introduce UNITE-HERE To Reality?

Thus far, UNITE-HERE Local 11 has been trying to spin their dispute with Anaheim Arena Management into an issue of whether their members will continue working at The Honda Center when AAM takes over food service operations from Aramark on July 1. Judging by the media coverage, the spinning is working. This Voice of OC article from last week is a good ...

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New Police Contract Could Save Anaheim $1.6 Million

Last night the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to approve a new, two-year contract with the Anaheim Police Association that ends a practice that increased pension benefits, and starts new hires at a less generous defined-benefit retirement. Mayor Tom Tait voted against approval. From the Voice of OC: Under the contract, the pension formula for new members of the Anaheim Police Association ...

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Anaheim Must Compete In Hotel Market Distorted by Garden Grove

Some of my Republican friends argue with me over my support for the GardenWalk project TOT rebate, pointing out that it isn’t free market economics and that government shouldn’t subsidize a business enterprise. My response is that they’re right, but Anaheim isn’t working in a free market. I recognize that state government has gone too far on the regulation and ...

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Representation-by-Race At Heart Of ACLU’s Council Districts Lawsuit

When you boil it down, the ACLU’s attempt to litigate the City of Anaheim into replacing the at-large system of electing the city council with single-member council districts is really about race; specifically classifying citizens on the basis of their race and designing a system of representation that is based on race. The ACLU alleges the current system violates the California ...

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UNITE-HERE Pushing Anaheim To Adopt “Retention” Policy

Wondering what kind of anti-business policies single-member council districts would make more likely in Anaheim? Look no further than UNITE-HERE Local 11’s lobbying of the City of Anaheim to adopt a “retention” policy a la that paragon of mismanagement and ill-governance, Los Angeles. To illustrate how “retention” works, I’ll excerpt from Los Angeles International Airport’s retention policy, which imposes these requirements on LAX contractors: ...

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