From the New Anaheim blog:
Last week’s big story in Orange County politics was the meltdown at Anaheim’s City Council meeting — normally taciturn Mayor Tom Tait waited until the end of the meeting to clean Councilwoman Kris Murray’s clock. The You Tube video is here.
Tait’s specific target was Murray’s OC Register guest column from 24 April: Let process play out on Anaheim’s elections (outside Paywall here). On apparently bad legal advice (sources she won’t reveal), or with deliberate intent to deceive (surprising few), Murray misstated a number of facts regarding the noticing of a future election to decide on District-based versus City-wide (at large) Council representation for the city. She accused Tait of violating “state law”. Per the union-funded Voice of OC,
…after the meeting, Murray declined to identify the sources of her legal opinions. She declined to comment further on the matter. ACLU attorney Bardis Vakili sided with Tait and said Murray’s reading of the law is incorrect.
Tait’s response was in today’s Register Commentary section: Anaheim elections (outside Paywall here). It’s also important, and concerning, that the Register’s not run even one story on this drama which could drastically impact the future of the OC’s most well-known, nationally famous tourist and convention destination.
Read the full story here: