Troubling Signs of Residents Last Leadership
- Since the implementation of the so called "people's map" special interest spending in local elections has increased and many residents have no idea we have districts, let alone who represents them. These districts and an enlarged city council have not led to better conditions in Anaheim, although that was clearly the hope of voters who approved these changes.
- Homelessness, vagrancy, gang activity, and vandalism are ever present, as city leaders tell us to be "humane" and "kind", while doing little to find a long term solution for all residents.
- The current ballot initiatives A and B, for example, are being placed on the ballot by competing interests and are another reflection of a sharply divided city.
- Short-term rentals were banned, as demanded by powerful hotel employee unions claiming our neighborhoods were becoming "hotel zones". In reality, the vast majority of STR operators were homeowners and small investors trying to make ends meet. The corporate buying in condo complexes could have been resolved with an ordinance restricting STRs to primary home owners for partial year use.
- Anaheim public utilities continue to retaliate against customers who complain. Yet, this is a city owned and operated utility that is supposed to serve the people who own it-residents!
- Code enforcement is notoriously harsh with residents trying to complete permitted projects. Many of the homes in Anaheim are old and have many non-permitted improvements. If a homeowner needs a new roof, for example, the city will review the entire property, looking for permit violations and then demand the resident make costly repairs they likely cannot afford. Hence, homeowners find roofers who will work without a permit, compounding our code problems.
- Small and home-based businesses are still not adequately supported in Anaheim, despite claims by the city. We are losing business to other cities, because we are inefficient and largely unsupportive of the entrepreneur.
- Current city leaders portray Disney and large business owners as enemies of local residents, when in fact we are partners in building a world-class city.