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District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes Priority Number 1: Massive Compensation Hike For Mayor’s Assistant

Anaheim Insider here. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, rarely have so many work so hard to increase the pay of so few. Actually, just one person: Mishal Montgomery, Mayor Tait’s chief policy whisperer and hatchetman. $87,000. All in with benefits and such, the cost of taxpayers of the newly-created “Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor”?: a whopping $158,000.  That is almost ...

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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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Preaching to the Single-Member Districts Choir

Judging from the OC Register coverage and Facebook photos, the single-member council districts rally organized by the left-wing non-profits OCCORD and OCCCO, it was a case of the choir preaching to the rest of the choir. The Register pegged attendance, which seems a tad generous judging from photos posted by organizers, but OK. If the point of the rally was ...

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Setting the Record Straight On The Mayor’s Staff Budget Tempest

Regarding Item 15 on last night’s city council agenda, to increase his personal aide’s budget, Mayor Tom Tait made some serious allegations. He accused the council majority of maliciously reducing his assistant’s budget and concluded his closing comments by actually saying his entire council was mean because they didn’t vote to give his assistant a 50 percent increase. The mayor’s ...

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