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From our friends at “Take Back Anaheim” – and I know that a lot of other folks are going to be involved, from the more conservative “Save Anaheim” to the good people of Occupy Orange County. This is the reaction to the depressing votes taken at the end of August 8’s huge meeting at Cook Auditorium, which we described here. I’ll be playing piano there tomorrow myself… (V.)
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joanne Sosa, “Take Back Anaheim”
T: (714) 715-8798
Take Back Anaheim “Sit-In” Protest
When: Tuesday August 21, 2012; 4:00 PM
Where: Anaheim City Hall-200 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.
Anaheim residents will come out in force on Tuesday, August 21st at 4pm on the steps of Anaheim City Hall in a “sit-in” protest. The sit-in will be in response to the 3-vote majority, Gail Eastman, Kris Murray and Harry Sidhu, who voted earlier this month against:
- The “Let the People Vote” Initiative which would prohibit deals like the recent $158 million tax give-away to one developer.
- District elections that would change the current at-large voting system and give residents fair representation.
Residents will rally together to express their anger and frustration over the council majority’s refusal to listen to the needs of their constituents.
Participants will show support for Anaheim residents on their quest for oversight and transparency over the recent violence and riots in the City.
Citizens are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows to the grass and steps of City Hall. The sit-in will precede the council meeting scheduled for 5pm.