Matt Cunningham, the founder of the OC Blog, that eventually became the now departed Red County Blog, has arisen again as the editor of the new Anaheim Blog, as revealed by our friends at the OC Weekly.
Cunningham is a longtime ally of former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, who now runs a lobbying firm. Cunningham also is a lobbyist. Both he and Pringle are allied with the corporate interests in Anaheim and they are supporting Anaheim City Council candidates Steve Chavez Lodge, a Republican, and Jordan Brandman, a Democrat. Both of those candidates support the giveaway of millions of hotel tax dollars to a wealthy hotel developer, ostensibly so he can build a new hotel at public expense. This proves that local governments are finding clever ways to give away public funds, even with the ending of redevelopment agencies by Governor Jerry Brown. Continue reading