The investigative reporting that exposed the government impropriety on the part of the officials of the City of Bell would not be possible if legislation passed as part of the state budget is signed into law. Because these laws place a mandated cost on to local entities, legislators and the governor, are trying to prevent local agencies from demanding reimbursement from the state for their compliance by making all of its provisions voluntary.
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While the priorities and antics of the current majority on the Anaheim City Council have been both entertaining and disturbing, the latest bit of budget news has us asking WTF? Someone on the Council directed staff to resurrect a $6.4 million budget allocation for the renovation of the Anaheim Tennis Center and Wagner House, a city-owned property that is not free to the public.
by Mike Lawson • • 3 Comments
The DIsneyland Resort will profit from the proposed streetcar project in Anaheim, but it’s the Anaheim taxpayer that will pay the bill.
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This Thursday (today), the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections will decide upon several key recommendations to the council, including how many council seats are necessary for a city the size of Anaheim and whether or not to adopt council districts.
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Last night the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) passed a resolution endorsing an eight-district plan for the Anaheim City Council. The resolution was the product of the work of the local Democratic Party’s Resolution Committee which was adopted by the Executive Board two weeks ago and sent to the Party Central Committee for consideration Tuesday evening.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
As we stand on the edge of the fiscal cliff, waiting to see if the Republicans in Congress choose to walk back from the edge with Democrats or jump—pulling us all over into an economic abyss, I want to recall with you some of the highlights of 2012.
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In every election, there are gracious winners and bad winners; gracious losers and sore losers. And former State Assemblyman Chris Norby has a signed confession that he’s a sore loser in the letters to the editor section of today’s OC…