Tag Archive for Tom Tait

Anaheim “Welcoming City” Recommendations Place Symbolism Over Solid Policy

  Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB54 into law making California a “sanctuary state.”  The new law takes effect in January and it limits who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.  Of course, the Trump administration’s Justice Department went nuts over…

Tait hates Gays; No Pride Flag in Anaheim

The Anaheim City Council did not honor its commitment to the city’s LGBTQ community to fly the Gay Pride flag on Harvey Milk Day through the end of June at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and the blame falls squarely on Mayor Tom Tait and two members of his majority, and a staff member who provided…

Updated: It’s Harvey Milk Day; No Pride in Anaheim

It’s May 22 — Harvey Milk Day commemorating the slain LGBTQ civil rights leader from San Francisco.  Throughout Orange County, the rainbow Gay Pride flag is flying in Milk’s memory.  Except in Anaheim, where it is supposed to but is not. The photo above was taken this morning just before 9AM.  City hall in Anaheim. …

NY Times Lauds Santa Ana for Sanctuary City Leadership

The New York Times showed the city of Santa Ana some love last weekend with this Op-Ed praising city leaders for their backbone on Sanctuary City Status and standing up to the Trump Administration on its immigration executive orders. From the story: Cities of immigrants, it’s time. Time to declare yourselves sanctuaries. To wear the…

My First DPOC Resolution Addresses Sanctuary City Status

At the next Democratic Party of Orange County meeting in about two weeks, I’ve put forth a resolution – my first as a member of the Central Committee – that was to address the need for making Anaheim a Sanctuary City.  Sources tell me that the Resolutions Committee has actually expanded this idea to call…