Business and Tourism

A Thought As The 2013-2014 NBA Season Approaches

Anaheim Insider here. Here’s a thought.  What if Mayor Tom Tait had put as much energy and drive and fight into securing a deal to bring the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim that he’s now putting into blowing up a deal to keep the Angels in Anaheim? We’d probably getting ready for the Anaheim Royals to start their second NBA season ...

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Disney Buys Property At Harbor & Ball for New Parking Lot

The OC Register reports that Disneyland has purchased the 11-acre Anaheim RV Village, with plans to convert it into a 1,400-space employee parking lot to accommodate increased demand for parking stemming from increased attendance at its parks: The plot holds 293 trailer and camping spots aimed at Disney tourists, as well as an auto-repair facility, according to documents. The new ...

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UNITE-HERE-backed Legislation Targeting Honda Center Should Be Tossed As Unconstitutional

Judge Frederick Horn’s has granted of UNITE-HERE’s request for temporary restraining order against the Honda Center. However, it is still questionable whether the militant union’s lawsuit will ultimately succeed, given that dubious constitutionality of how the relevant state labor code section was enacted. It was last-minute, non-budgetary amendment that slipped into a budget trailer bill. Loren Kaye, president of the ...

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Anaheim Council Votes 4-1 Against Ending Chamber’s EZ Contract

Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 against Mayor Tom Tait’s motion to cancel the city’s contract with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to administer the Anaheim Enterprise Zone. The consensus opinion among the four “no” votes was since staff was already working with the Chamber on revising the contract’s scope in light of legislation ending the California Enterprise ...

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Anaheim Chamber: Continuing Enterprise Zone Partnership Vital for Business Community

This “Action Alert” went out yesterday from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce regarding an item on today’s City Council agenda, namely a move by Mayor Tom Tait to immediately kill the city’s Enterprise Zone contract with the Chamber: ACTION ALERT: Support Needed for Chamber at Anaheim City Council Meeting Dear members of the Board of Directors, In case you have ...

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Anaheim Host to Even More Disney Fans Than Usual This Weekend

As the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is ground zero for tens of thousand of Disney fans on a daily basis. That population will spike by 45,000 this weekend as the D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. From the OC Register: It’s the third biennial D23 Expo, the official Disney fan club’s get-together, at the Anaheim Convention Center, running ...

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Stop the Presses! Disney Has Had Input Into Development Of Anaheim Transit System!

Is this what passes for news nowadays? Today, the Voice of OC reports that Disneyland has had input into the development of the Anaheim Rapid Connection system. Wow, what a shock. Public agencies (the smart ones, at least) always consult with and seek input from the public — which includes businesses — when developing transportation projects.  Yet, the Voice of ...

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