Tag Archive for Cynthia Ward

Why Does Todd Spitzer Hate the First Amendment? (Updated with comment from ACLU)

Supervisor Todd Spitzer speaks at a county Board of Supervisors meeting. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The First Amendment to our Constitution is pretty clear.  Government can’t make laws abridging free speech.  And this extended from Congress down through local government bodies.  Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has announced, in front of UC-Irvine, that he plans to develop policy that would cut county funding to any organization that bans the display of…

Strike 2 for CATER on Angels/Brown Act Case

Greg Diamond

As reported in AnaheimBlog yesterday, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (or CATER) was dealt another blow in Superior Court as the judge sent the plantiff back to rework their complaint a second time and to keep it under 12 pages. Here’s the entire ruling: with some bolding for emphasis: The operative pleading herein,…

IOC & CATER craters on Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Lawsuit

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That sound you hear in Anaheim is the Building/Trade unions cheering that any legal challenges to Anaheim’s Convention Center expansion project are done.  The Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (CATER), a “good government” group has dropped its legal challenge to the financing plans for the expansion of Anaheim’s Convention Center. The Inland Oversight Committee…

Fitzgerald Tells His Side of the Story; Offers a Preview of His Next Anaheim City Council Comments

William Fitzgerald, Photo: OC Register

We contacted Anaheim gadfly William Denis Fitzgerald the day after he was arrested on misdemeanor assault and battery charges at the last Anaheim City Council meeting after making salacious remarks during public comments.  He finally responded last night with his side of the story, and we reprint it below (any edits are due to formatting…

Fitzgerald’s Arrested for Assault; Tait-bots Throw Him Under the Bus

William Fitzgerald, Photo: OC Register

Former Anaheim Mayoral candidate William Denis Fitzgerald was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery during Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting shortly after making another signature borderline slanderous three minute public statement where he called outgoing Council member Gale Eastman a white supremacist twice and accused Eastman’s husband, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, of having a…

Tait Fails to Answer the Pettibone Question — Again

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Anaheim resident Lisa Lewis showed up at last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting last night to ask Mayor Tom Tait — to his face — why he failed to do his homework when Tait asked his neighbor Doug Pettibone to run for Anaheim City Council. You can watch the video of last night’s council meeting…

Anna Drive Candidates Forum Draws 50

Last Friday night was an interesting one in Anaheim political circles to say the least.  The Angels were home, losing game 2 to the Royals.  Lorri Galloway had a campaign open house that drew hundreds of supporters.  And there was a candidate’s forum on Anna Drive that attracted council candidates Dr. Jose Moreno, Donna Acevedo,…