The Anaheim City Council will be discussing today the extension, for two years, of another giveaway of future Bed Tax revenue to a luxury hotel developer. According to the staff report, the developer could receive up to $44 million dollars in Bed Tax revenue over a 15-year period after the property opens.
The only thing certain about a close election is that whether or not anyone has officially decided to seek a recount, the rumors start the moment the election results are certified. As soon as Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley certified the results of the June 5th Primary Election, I started hearing rumors that a recount was going to happen in the 69th Assembly race.
While the final counts narrowed there were no changes in results once the Orange County Registrar of Voters completed it’s counting of primary election ballots on Thursday. The late charges towards second place by Julio Perez in the 69th Assembly District and Joe Dovinh in the 72nd Assembly District were not quite strong enough to overcome the election night results.
On Monday the Orange County Registrar of Voters tallied 2,401 votes at 24 counting stations for the day. In the 69th AD Julio Perez closed the distance to Jose “Joe” Moreno by 80 votes, he’s now at 526 votes behind. In the 72nd AD Joe Dovinh moved to 221 votes behind Travis Allen, gaining 24 votes. Closing in on on third place is Long Pham who narrowed the distance to Joe Dovinh by 14 votes, he’s now only 82 votes behind.
On Saturday, a horse named Union Rags came from behind in the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes. The come from behind victory of Union Rags seems parallel to the vote count in the 69th Assembly race. On Friday, labor backed candidate Julio Perez began his charge to take his place in the general election to face Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly for the 69th Assembly seat.