We could not help but notice that the usual set of local hangers-on, wannabes and coat holders showed up at the OCTA’s Pre-Proposal Conference today for the $4.7 million “Public Outreach for Interstate 405 Improvement Project”. These vendor conferences are usually scheduled by the Authority when there’s a large bid is rendered as we covered last week: I-405 Needs a $4.7M Spokeshole. 17 potential vendor representatives attended, and we particularly recognized these four: Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 16, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713 , Laura Scheper (714) 560-5697
10 New Directors Chosen For OCTA Board
Members are appointed by the Orange County City Selection Committee and will serve one- and two-year terms
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority will welcome 10 new members to the board of directors following appointments made by the City Selection Committee of Orange County.
The new directors will be sworn in next month and in January as the current board members terms of office expire. OCTA’s 17-member board is comprised of the five county supervisors, two representatives from cities in each of the five supervisorial districts and two public members appointed by the board. In addition, the Caltrans director from Orange County serves as the 18th member in an ex-officio capacity. Continue reading
Fourteen candidates ran for two seats on the Anaheim City Council in 2010. This time nine candidates have qualified for the ballot, including several that ran unsuccessfully in 2010 – John Leos, Linda Linder, Brian Chuchua and Rodolfo “Rudy” Ganoa. Chuchua was one of two Republican candidates endorsed by the OC GOP in 2010. They also endorsed Kris Murray, who won – and they backed Tom Tait, who won the Mayor’s race.
My favorite candidate this year is Duane Roberts, a community activist who has an expertise in civil rights, and has a degree in criminal justice. While he is not likely to win, I know he will do great in the candidates’ debates. Roberts will bring up the issues the other candidates are unwilling to talk about. Continue reading
“Jordan Brandman along with his pal Kris Murray and Steve Lodge have real issues with letting the people be heard. All 3 continue to remove negative comments from their Facebook Fan Pages, ” According to the No Jordan Brandman/Save Anaheim Blog. Click here to read about the comments that Murray deleted from her Facebook page.
In related news, “After hearing from many who want the council districts issue put on the November ballot, the council majority — Kris Murray, Harry Sidhu and Gail Eastman — decided to table the issue and back a plan put forth by Murray that would keep it the issue off the ballot for nearly two years,” according to the Voice of OC. Continue reading
Who the heck is Steve Chavez Lodge? Quite frankly, nobody in the Anaheim community had heard of him prior to his announcment to run for Anaheim City Council.
But what I do know is that he is involved with The Giveaway 3 aka Kris Murray, Gail Eastman, and Harry Sidhu, the GardenWalk Hotel developer Bill O’Connell, and Lake Development developer Larry Lake. In addition Mayor Tom Tait dropped his endorsement of Lodge. Continue reading
The council majority aka The Giveaway 3 led by Kris Murray have announced their decision to hire two law firms Atkinson — Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; and Nielsen, Merksamer, Parranello, Gross & Leoni — to fight the ACLU lawsuit that seeks to create council districts in the City of Anaheim.
So let’s tally up all the reasons why Kris Murray and Gail Eastman are bad for Anaheim: Continue reading