Tag Archive for Todd Spitzer

The Year of Unkindness in Anahem; Tait Fails to Lead

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With much fanfare last February, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait spelled out his vision for the city of Anaheim in front of a sold out Chamber of Commerce function.  The year 2013 was to be “a Year of Kindness.”  It has been anything but.  Disneyland is in Anaheim and may be the Happiest Place on Earth,…

How Transparent is Orange City Government?

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While the big news last Tuesday night was the Irvine City Council meeting on the future of the Great Park, in Orange, a press conference in front of Orange City Hall designed as a last ditch effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Tita Smith into placing former Planning Commissioner Michael Merino back on…

Anti-Veteran Smear on Smith Doesn’t Hold Up: Updated Information

Teresa "Tita" Smith

There is supposed to be a press conference today in Orange to publicly berate Orange Mayor Tita Smith for refusing to appoint Michael Merino to the city’s planning commission.  Orange council member Dennis Bilodeau is going to ask the city council to restore the former Navy Captain his former seat on the Orange Planning Commission, claiming that Merino…

County Seeks State Funds to Make Musick Jail Even Bigger

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Lost in the debate about Jail High or Great Park High is an effort underway by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to seek additional state funds — a maximum of $80 million extra dollars — to expand the Musick Jail on Irvine’s Northeast Corridor. Staff members of the Sheriff’s Department plan to meet with Irvine…