Tag Archive for Voice of OC

The Year of Unkindness in Anahem; Tait Fails to Lead

Anaheim Seal

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,…

Santa Ana’s Dirty Little Political Secrets

Claudia Alvarez

The Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek is probably the most despised reporters covering the Santa Ana political beat. Elmahrek has revealed that recent allegations of secret and unreported political contributions to the effort by former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez to seek a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council.

FivePoint Gets Their Way

solor decathlon

The Irvine City Council caved last night and made a developer super rich. FivePoint got a 3-2 vote after additional concessions that really amount to a drop in the bucket from the city council.

Tait-Kring-Galloway Three Way Race the One to Watch

LucilleKring

Officially, there’s a four way race in Anaheim for Mayor but the reality is it’s a three-way between Mayor Tom Tait, councilmember Lucille Kring and former Mayor Pro Tem Lorri Galloway that is creating a fascinating dynamic. Republicans have had a stranglehold on Anaheim City Hall for years in spite of Democrats having a voter…

Fleischman’s Editorial on Pensions; Dumb and Dumber

Jon Fleishman

In his Voice of OC commentary Jon Fleishman tries to paint the serious issue of unfunded actuarially accrued liability (UAAL) into a political box of Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal and Unions vs.Taxpayers. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that responsible recognition of pension liabilities and their funding is necessary.