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CATER to Sue City of Anaheim Again

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Greg Diamond, DPOC vice chair for the North County District, candidate for district attorney, OJ blogger and CATER lawyer, sent a notice to the Anaheim City Council of CATER’s intention to sue the city of Anaheim. Here’s the document: March 25, 2014, 4:45 p.m. (email address redacted) Councilmembers and Staff, City of Anaheim: Two weeks ago,…

Judge says Anaheim’s $158 million tax giveaway invalid

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The Orange County Register reports this morning that the vote that resulted in the $158 million tax giveaway by the Anaheim City Council violated California’s open meeting law the Brown Act. According to the judge, that agenda description did not adequately describe the action that was being taken, the approval of the significant giveaway of future bed tax revenues to the developer.

Showdown in Anaheim Tonight

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We’re hoping that today’s special City Council meeting in Anaheim to decide whether to place two initiative proposals to amend the city charter on the November ballot doesn’t erupt into violent protests similar to those which disrupted a council meeting earlier this month. Mayor Tom Tait has set the meeting to be held at 4 p.m. in the Anaheim High School Cook Auditorium.

Residents launch initiative to Take Back Anaheim

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Following months of debate over the back-room deal resulting in the handover of $158 million in future Transient Occupancy Tax revenue to spur the development of two luxury hotels, a group of residents has filed a charter amendment initiative to Let the People Vote on such deals in the future.

Voice of OC Exposes Pay-to-Play Culture in Anaheim

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Adam Elmahrek has delivered an intriguing expose of the influence that former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle still maintains in the city. In some cases discovered by Elmahrek, it appears that Pringle has danced precariously on the line that prohibited him from lobbying city officials within the year after he left his elected position.