Pringle and his sycophants apply for Charter Review Commission

1. Curt Pringle - the master behind these enormous wastes of taxpayer funds: 

Curt and Alexis Pringle

Curt and Alexis Pringle

a. $158 million GardenWalk Hotel Giveaway

b. $319 million Disney streetcar

c. $184 million ARTIC train station

d. Bike Nation

e. The Platinum Triangle aka Anaheim's ghost town

 2. Steve Chavez Lodge - dirty cop who was named one of OC Weekly's Scariest People of 2012.

Read more a about Mr. Lodge here: 

Steve Lodge and Matt Cunningham

Steve Lodge and Matt Cunningham

3. Sandy Day -  resident cheerleader of SOAR (Disney) aka Suck Our Anaheim Resources. 

Sandy Day

Sandy Day

4. Todd Ament - CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and client of Matt Cunningham who runs their Cunningham is know for supporting pedophile priest protector John Urell and outing sex abuse victims.

Todd Ament

Todd Ament

5. Amanda Edinger - Save Anaheim found plenty of online posts that shows Mrs. Edigner has issues with latino immigrants. 

"Stop handing out benefits, cut the automatic birthright, cut education and impose heavy fines on employees that hire them." - Amanda Edinger

Amanda Edinger

Amanda Edinger

 6. Craig Farrow - founding member of SOAR (Disney) aka Screw Our Anaheim Residents and supporter of the $158 million GardenWalk Hotel Giveaway. 

Craig Farrow

Craig Farrow

7. Keith Olesen - member of ANA. Check out this video of Keith talking about the priorities of the Anaheim City Council back in 2011:

Anaheim Committee Deadlocks on Plan for Council Districts

From The Voice of OC:

The Anaheim committee charged with studying whether to change the City Council electoral system from an at-large format to council districts could not reach consensus on that issue Thursday and indicated it will recommend the question go before voters.

Committee members did, however, agree on increasing the size of the City Council. They recommend changing the five-member council to either seven seats or nine seats. Under both recommendations, one seat would be reserved for the mayor.

Curt Pringle - speaking to his faithful followers

Curt Pringle - speaking to his faithful followers

The 10 voting members of the Citizens Advisory Committee are scheduled to consider final approval of the recommendations at its May 9 meeting. It is then up to the City Council to decide on whether to implement the committee's proposals.

The proposal to put the question of at-large or district elections to a citywide vote wasfirst offered by Mayor Tom Tait last August before the committee was formed. The council majority at the time, however, voted against Tait's proposal, arguing that the city's electoral system needed to be studied by an advisory committee in order to make an informed decision.

Now in many respects, the City Council is back to where it started on the issue.

Read the full article here:

OC Register - do you do your homework?

Today the OC Register finally reported on the resignations of 3 Anaheim Citizen Advisory Committee Members. It took the OC Register a whole two weeks until they finally got around to reporting this important matter. Unfortunately, OC Register reporter Art Marroquin, clearly didn't do his homework. Below you find the article with Save Anaheim's comments in bold:

Three members have resigned from a panel charged with charting the future of Anaheim's elections in hopes of increasing voter participation and engagement.

Peter Agarwal, David Diaz and Joseph Karaki stepped down from the 11-member Citizens Advisory Committee, formed last summer to study how City Council members should be elected to Orange County's most populous city.

Community activists Sandy Day and Keith Olesen were appointed by City Councilwoman Kris Murray to fill two of the vacancies. Newly elected council members Jordan Brandman and Lucille Kring will work together to find a replacement for Agarwal, appointed by former Councilman Harry Sidhu.

Keith Olesen peeking out from behind Kris Murray.

Keith Olesen peeking out from behind Kris Murray.

The trio of out-going members stepped down last month. The committee was formed after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last June, calling on city leaders to carve Anaheim into a series of City Council districts as a way to ensure better representation of the city's burgeoning minority communities – particularly Latinos.

Art fails to mention that Anaheim is in violation of the CA Voters Rights Act which is why the suit was brought forward by the ACLU. Anaheim's former City Attorney Cristina Talley also agrees with the ACLU's assessment according to The Voice of OC. In addition Art fails to mention that Anaheim is the only city of it's size without district elections.

Such a move would require a successful ballot measure or a court order, moving Anaheim away from its longstanding practice of holding citywide "at large" elections for the mayor and for the City Council.

"In light of the lawsuit and the unrest last year, we understand changes need to be made somewhere, somehow," said Karaki, who stepped down because of increasing business commitments.

The unrest had nothing to do with the election process Mr. Karaki.

"How, what and where the changes are needed, I honestly don't know," Karaki said. "Maybe something good will come out of all this, and I hope the committee will be able to resolve it."

Losing three committee members within a few weeks of each other was an "uncanny coincidence," particularly considering the group is expected to release its findings in May, Murray said.

Day and Olesen applied to be part of the committee last summer and regularly attended meetings, even though they were not initially selected, Murray said.

I know for a fact that Sandy and Keith Olesen do not regularly attend these meetings.

Day declined to discuss what she would like to accomplish, but said in an email that it would be "disrespectful" and "damaging to our mission if we were to share individual opinions" before a final recommendation is made.

Art, if you had only googled Sandy Day or Keith Olesen you would have found that the both have publicly come out AGAINST districting. This has been reported by numerous blogs and news organizations. But instead of the facts you allow Sandy Day to lie and state that "it would be "disrespectful" and "damaging to our mission if we were to share individual opinions" before a final recommendation is made."

Here is Sandy Day stating she is against districting:

Agarwal, Diaz and Olesen did not respond to interview requests. "I know a lot of people think otherwise, but the creation of this committee is not a delay tactic" in deciding how to deal with Anaheim's elections, Murray said. "We need to make sure that our residents are engaged in deciding how and why a city the size of Anaheim needs to change the way it's governed."

The committee is a delay tactic. The CIty of Anaheim is in violation and will lose the lawsuit against the ACLU. Kris Murray simply wants to keep her stranglehold on the city so she can continue to waste our tax dollars on hotel subsidies, streetcars to shuttle Disney guests, etc. . . Would have been nice if you had spoken to Mayor Tait and got his take on Murray's sham committee.

Oh, and the total cost to taxpayers to fight this losing battle is $287,000 and counting.

Murray's Election Committee is Rigged

Kris Murray appointed Keith Olesen and Sandy Day – both vocal opponents of council districts -- to replace two committee members who abruptly resigned six meetings and four months into the process because of scheduling conflicts, according to a city news release.

Kris Murray replaces Committee Members - MUST SEE VIDEO

Kris Murray in her zeal to get what she really wants, which is no council districts, has replaced her appointees to the Citizens Advisory Committee. This comes after upwards of 6 meetings have already taken place. How are these new "impartial" members, Sandy Day and Keith Olesen going to catch up? I say impartial with my tongue in cheek.

Watch as Steve Perez, a friend of Save Anaheim, lets the other committee members know where Sandy Day and Keith Olesen stand on the issue of districting:

Here is Sandy Day, who we loving refer to as the Cheerleader of Crony Capitalism, voicing her distaste for district elections at an August 2012 council meeting:

"It breaks my heart that today is a day when so much emphasis is placed on skin color,” said resident Sandy Day, referring to the contention that Latinos are underrepresented. I want five council members accountable to me, not just one.”

Keith Olesen - is making demeaning comments about your neighbors on the committee an example of exemplifying the spirit of Mayor Tait's "Hi Neighbor" program?

Sandy Day - Cheerleader of Crony Capitalism

A few days ago I commented on an OC Register article regarding the GardenWalk Hotel giveaway. I wrote the following comment:


"Public/Private partnerships are merely welfare programs for the wealthy. For example, the Honda Center (which was built with taxpayer dollars) generates no income fpr the City of Anaheim. Only the wealthy operator sees a dime from that operation."

SOAR/Disney cheerleader Sandy Day responded with the following:

"Finally and to address your innaccurate comments regarding some of Anaheim's most important entertainment venues, rather than debate with you further on this matter, may I just simply quote the mayor at the recent dedication of the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza: 

"And speaking from an economic perspective, this project is a great asset for the Convention Center. It is already one of the busiest convention centers in the nation—the Grand Plaza will only help make marketing this venue that much easier. Anaheim’s Convention Center is a hub for activity for our city and that activity supports hundreds of good, local jobs. Our economy greatly benefits from the restaurant, transportation, hotel and retail jobs related to supporting the more than one million guests that the Convention Center hosts each year." - Mayor Tom Tait on Jan 12, 2013.

I specifically was commenting on the Honda Center. Where in your quote from Mayor Tait does he refer to direct revenue from the Honda Center? Where in the quote does he refer to direct revenue from the Convention Center for that matter? Nowhere. Mayor Tait merely points out the obvious that the Convention Center stimulates the local economy (ie. hotel stays, car rentals, dining, etc. . ). Which does not make up for the utter failure the Convention Center is in terms of actually generating revenue directly. What business would own an asset that consistently was in the red? I'd like to further quote Anaheim's Ruth Ruiz on this subject"

How much revenue is generate by the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, and Convention Center after all debts etc. . . are considered?

The City does not receive any revenues directly from these venues as the direct revenues generated by these venues mainly just offset the associated expenses including operating, maintenance, capital and debt.  If the question is relating to the indirect revenues generated, we do not track that separately

As for Mayor Tait's quote regarding "good local jobs," maybe he should talk to the Disney employees crammed into one bedroom apartments, maids that are overworked and underpaid, illegal immigrants paid under the table, and so on. The Disneyland Resort only generates low income jobs. We'd be better off with APPLE or GOOGLE residing in Anaheim versus a greedy corporate machine like Disney who could care less about the welfare of it's employees.