The Anaheim City Council Tuesday voted 6-1 to form youth and senior commissions with Councilman James Vanderbilt voting against the proposal. According to a staff report, the Anaheim Youth Commission (AYC) will consist of 21 appointed members age 14 to 26, representing each of the six districts in Anaheim. A Senior Citizen Commission will also be reinstated, with seven members age 60 and over. The commissions will be taking applicants in the coming months. Candidates for the Youth Commission under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian, as well as a 2.0 GPA.
The Anaheim Police Department has handed off a review of an altercation between an off-duty LAPD officer and a group of teens to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, which will determine whether or not to file charges against either party.
A city review into alleged time card fraud by Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada and Deputy Police Chief Dan Cahill found they did not violate city or police department policies, according to a statement released by the city Thursday.
Each member of the Board of Suprvisors will select one of the ethics commissioners. How and why each supervisor decides who to select will not be public, but a majority of the full board will confirm the selections in an open meeting.
Orange County Dignity PAC, a political action committee formed by the Orange County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, will be fined $827 by the Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to report two expenditures and filing a late report for a third expenditure.
“The length of our council meetings are exceeding any acceptable level…and are frankly becoming abusive to the public and to the staff,” said Councilwoman Kris Murray, who requested the council discuss the changes and take action at their May 23 meeting.
Cynthia Kurtz, a retired Pasadena city manager, will serve as interim city manager, just two weeks after the City Council voted to remove Parks Director Gerardo Mouet as acting city manager and after Police Chief Carlos Rojas resigned.
A free circulator bus in Little Saigon funded by the Orange County Transportation Authority and the city of Westminster is no more, after low ridership prompted the Westminster City Council to cut funding for the project.
The excessive force federal lawsuit by the mother of Manuel Diaz, who was killed by Anaheim police in 2012, will get a retrial after the U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling granting the retrial, according to ABC 7 News.