Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Council Supports Sun Over Mouse...
Well, it appears that the Anaheim City Council has decided that Disneyland hasn't given enough to the city. I mean, where would Anaheim be today without them? Disneyland should be grateful this powerful collection of orange groves allowed it to be built there. For some reason The idiots on the Council voted 4 to 1 to place the proposed zoning change on the June 3rd, 2008 ballot, during a state primary.
It's nice that all the tax money that's come into Anaheim(well over half of the tax money the city receives is from the Resort) is appreciated.
Council woman Galloway had a meeting which included officials from Disney, SunCal and the two other home developers.
Her request(read: demands) required Disney commit to helping fund-raise with other businesses and contribute at least $25 million for affordable housing units over five years. This is sheer robbery... where have they been spending the money they already receive? Is it the Walt Disney Company's responsibility to contribute even more than it does already because the Council spends too much money on its pet projects that should be left in the general fund?
Galloway wants Disney to negotiate with three developers and have them voluntarily remove their land from the Anaheim Resort boundaries so the Council could rezone the area to build homes there. Read this as getting Disney to use its weight to bully developers into giving up land they rightfully have a business investment in because the Council is too cowardly to do the bullying themselves.
The Council also wants Disney to drop the lawsuit. After-all, how dare they pursue their legal rights when the Council has reneged on its promise only six years into the agreement.
Of course, SunCal was "open" to these "fair" negotiations... sigh. Sorry if you don't like me writing these things... but I've always hated ingrates... and these people are living, breathing, walking, textbook examples of it. Not that I know they will, but I hope the Mouse puts a great deal of money toward defeating these Council members.
The Anaheim City Council needs fresh blood...
And a little sanity couldn't hurt, either.