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Anaheim council majority spent $2.47 million in attempt to stop district-level elections

pile of money

On Tuesday night, without comment, the Anaheim city council agreed to pay $1.22 million in plaintiff attorneys fees related to a voting rights lawsuit seeking to require the establishment of council districts, and district level elections, in the city. The amount is on top of the $1.25 million in legal fees the city had incurred fighting the inevitable.

PayanX gets endorsement from NewSantaAna

Pedroza after

  The New Santa Ana blog is probably the biggest critic of Payan X, the free early morning get-in-shape bootcamp run by Marc Payan.  The blog has previous cited noise complaints, asked questions about insurance and has been critical in general because two Santa Ana council members the blog is exceptionally critical of – David Benavides and Michele Martinez…

Breaking: Kring Drops Out – Endorses Galloway

Lucille Kring

“I want to focus on maintaining the strong pro-business majority on the council that my colleagues Kris Murray and Gail Eastman bring to the city,” Kring said. “My leaving the race will allow for the resources that would have funded my campaign to be directed to limiting the length of time that our city has to suffer under such failed leadership as Tom Tait’s.”

Moreno Jr./Bruno Shooting Fallout

Police firing on protesters in Anaheim (Screen Capture Ustream @ timcast)

This post is not a defense of Lucille Kring’s statements that offended so many.  There are no backsies here and while Kring has apologized and redacted her offensive comments in the wake of Robert Moreno Jr.’s shooting death, it’s worth noting that, pending a final investigation, it appears the Anaheim Police Department conducted themselves professionally in…