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A Trokia of Democratic Fundraisers

In no particular order, this post has details for three fundraiser for three Democratic candidates running for three different offices.  In no particular order, a fundraising announcement for Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva who is a candidate for AD-65, a fundraiser for Jordan Brandman who is a candidate for Anaheim City Council, and a fundraiser for…

Residents launch initiative to Take Back Anaheim

Larry Larsen (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

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.

Anaheim City Council Says No To Charter Amendment Preventing Future Tax Subsidies

Anaheim Garden Walk

Last night the Anaheim City Council chamber was packed with opponents and supporters of the $158 million Bed-Tax giveaway to see if the Council would place the deal on the ballot for voters to accept or reject. City Attorney Christina Talley advised the Council that such a referendum could be legally challenged, if it specifically sought to overturn the agreement that had been executed.

Hot Time at Anaheim City Hall Tuesday Night

Anaheim Seal

It wasn’t very pretty Tuesday night for the three members of the Anaheim City Council who voted to give away $158 million in future bed tax revenues to the developers of two hotels in the troubled Garden Walk district. A couple hundred residents showed up to express their displeasure over the decision…

Anaheim and Santa Ana Need Ethics Commissions

GotEthicsNew

In the wake of ethics concerns dogging Orange County’s two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana, both cities seem to need an effective way to maintain organizational oversight and accountability for the ethical behavior of their employees, commissioners, and elected officials.