Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Anaheim Bed Tax Giveaway

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) and four Anaheim community leaders announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against the City of Anaheim to stop the $158 million bed-tax subsidy for luxury hotel developers in the Anaheim resort.

Residents again ask Anaheim Council for a “Public Vote” on $158M tax giveaway

Dozens of Anaheim residents gathered outside city hall Tuesday afternoon before the City Council meeting to protest the recent giveaway of $158 million in future Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues to the developers of two Anaheim Garden Walk  hotels. The demonstration was led by Anaheim residents, including Dr. Jose Moreno, President of Los Amigos of…

Dear John: You can’t always get what you want

On Tuesday Supervisor John Moorlach tried to convince his colleagues to approve placement of a Charter Amendment to extend to three the number of terms a County Supervisor could hold in a lifetime. On a three to two vote, his colleagues said no.

Social Service Agency Building Sits on Toxic Waste

On Monday, the County of Orange Social Services Agency called employees working at the Agency facility located at 840 N. Eckhoff Street in Orange for an urgent meeting to discuss toxic waste tests at the location. It turns out, they’ve found significant levels of perchloroethylene, a known carcinogen, in the ground under the facility.

Rep. John Lewis Talks Civil Rights at CSUF

In recognition of Black History Month, the Center for Oral and Public History, CSUF, welcomed U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis to the Fullerton Arboretum. “Maybe our fore-mothers and fore-fathers all came to this land in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now;” said Lewis.