Tag Archive for Cynthia Ward

The IRS has no form 990s from CATER

CATER (Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility), which identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) public benefit non-profit organization focused on transparency and accountability in government, has either not filed a form 990 from September 2013 through the end of July 2015 or has asked the IRS for an extension in filing which the IRS has not…

More Support from Democrats and Labor on Disney Deal

A broad coalition of elected and local Democrats and labor groups are coming out in strong support to urge the Anaheim City Council to approve an agreement that would extend an existing tax policy in Anaheim for another 30 years. In exchange, Disney will invest a minimum of $1 Billion for a third major expansion…

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

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

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

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

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…