Tag Archive for Tom Tait

Anaheim City Council Republicans Slow to Condemn Hate Speech

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

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…

No Anaheim Charter Amendments in November

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

In a move that just about all of the attendees at the Special Meeting of the Anaheim City Council expected, the gang of three anti-democracy Council members killed two proposals for charter amendments on the November 2012 ballot.

Anaheim Burning with Outrage after Officer Involved Shooting

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Over the weekend, violence broke out in an Anaheim neighborhood after the office involved shooting death of 25-year-old Manuel Angel Diaz of Santa Ana. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was quick to respond: “I’m asking for a full investigation,” Tait said at a Sunday news conference. “Transparency is essential. Whatever the truth is, we will own it.”

Galloway issues Statement on Anaheim City Employees Contract

Voice of OC reporter Adam Elmahrek published this story about “generous” contracts provided to Anaheim city employees last month which promised the city’s general employees union with no layoffs, no outsourcing of city services, a stop to furloughs, and a lump sum payment of $2,200 to every employee who took furlough days as the city worked through…

Anaheim City Council Districts: An Analysis

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This past week, the ACLU, representing Amin David, Jose Moreno (who is an ACSD Trustee) and Consuelo Garcia announced they were suing the city of Anaheim, claiming the current way the City Council is elected shuts out minority representation. They also point out four of the five councilmembers live in Anaheim hills, which contains only 1/6 of the city’s total population.