1 New Police Station
2 New Libraries
2 New Community Centers
Let’s look at those claims, beginning in West Anaheim.
1 New Police station has indeed been added to the streetscape of West Anaheim. The West Anaheim Police Station on Beach Blvd. held its groundbreaking on September 13, 2002. Lorri Galloway was not elected to office until November 2004. She had nothing to do with the planning or funding of the new Police Station and her only connection was in attending the Grand Opening on March 31, 2007.
1 New Library was indeed added in West Anaheim while Galloway was in office. The Haskett Branch Library was demolished in September 2004, a month prior to Galloway’s election. http://www2.anaheim.net/article.cfm?id=740
Plans for the new library were underway before Lorri Galloway even filed papers to run for City Council, and the grant application shown here reveals that funding was requested in the year 2000, without involvement from Lorri Galloway. http://www.library.ca.gov/lba2000/funded/haskett.html Lorri did attend the opening. Maybe that is what she takes credit for.
The West Anaheim Gymnasium, attached to the West Anaheim Police Station, was constructed with the Police Station, and funding was approved before the election that put Lorri Galloway into a City Council seat. http://www.anaheim.net/administration/PIO/news.asp?id=480
Lorri Galloway’s campaign, from mailing to website, is built on the lie that she created these improvements in Anaheim. Lorri Galloway simply sat back, watched the work of others completed, and then took a bow for the work. If these are her reasons for being re-elected, she does not deserve the seat.
It is time to look for integrity and truthfulness in our candidates. This blog will not promote any one candidate, and indeed those involved in this blog differ in their support of candidates. But it is certain that Lorri Galloway does not represent those character traits that the people of Anaheim are looking for.
Lorri has lied about her work in West Anaheim. Coming soon, East Anaheim claims of improvement.