Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada didn’t have all of the information when he briefed City Council members in February about a Ku Klux Klan rally that exploded into violence, according to an internal human resources investigation conducted by the city
Supporters of a plan to slash City Manager Paul Emery’s signing authority on city contracts from $100,000 to $50,000 say it will increase accountability. But opponents said it shows a lack of faith in Emery and will bog down the city government.
After a spate of officer-involved shootings in 2012 that led to protests and a night of rioting, the city set up a public safety board to keep watch over the police. Today, some residents say the board is a “joke.”
After years as the Anaheim City Council’s underdog, Mayor Tom Tait is now leading a four-member majority that promises to focus more on community services and less on subsidies for the city’s tourism industry.
Based on a technicality, the city manager decided not to agendize Mayor Tom Tait’s request to discuss restoring a widely supported council districts map. Tait and his allies say the denial is “outrageous.”
Citing high costs and the likelihood that federal funding won’t materialize, an ad-hoc committee of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors concluded that Anaheim should drop plans for a 3.2-mile streetcar system.
The Anaheim City Council made its appointment of City Manager Paul Emery official Tuesday night when council members approved his contract. But Mayor Tom Tait says his severance package is too generous.
Mayor Tom Tait is proposing that local Democratic powerbroker Wylie Aitken replace San Diego-based developer Charles Black as the city’s outside consultant in revived talks on a new Angel Stadium lease.