As a gay man, I am disgusted by the hate speech Mr. Fitzgerald engaged in at the Special Meeting last week. It is one thing to be outraged and denounce hate speech whenever it occurs. It’s another, to simply pile on without the slightest thought towards the rationality of the actions you demand.
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At last Monday’s special meeting of the Anaheim City Council, William Fitzgerald, identified as a spokesperson for Anaheim HOME, used his three minutes of public commentary to defame Council member Jordan Brandman with an anti-Semitic and anti-Gay rant that should be personally embarrassing to him. During those three minutes, Fitzgerald is within his constitutional First…
A prominent California attorney has alleged that members of the Anaheim City Council violated state law when they voted on behalf of a $158 million hotel subsidy, after accepting contributions from a PAC tied to the project’s developer. Attorney Cory Briggs urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to prosecute the council members in a letter sent Thursday.
On Tuesday the City of Anaheim got three more weeks before a judge decides if a trial is warranted in a Voting Rights case filed against the city. Judge Miller granted Anaheim one last chance to change it’s mind before he makes a decision on July 30th. You know the saying, “Give ’em enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves.”
UPDATED – 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.