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Angel Stadium Agreement: $320 Million Sale Price, 7-Acre Public Park, Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units

On September 9, the Anaheim Planning Commission will take up the proposed final agreement keeping the Angels in Anaheim while selling the stadium and surrounding acreage to SRB Management, a partnership controlled by team owner Arte Moreno.  The highlights of the agreement: A final sale price of $320 million, consisting of $150 million in cash and $170 million in city-requested ...

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Truncated Angels Baseball 2020 Season Begins July 23

Major League Baseball will begin playing a truncated 2020 season in fan-less stadiums nest week. The Angels kick off their season with a home opener at Angel Stadium on July 23 against the Oakland A’s. The 2020 season is off to such a late start due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Training camps only opened two weeks ago, and teams could ...

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Councilman Jose Moreno Wants To Impose More Taxes In Anaheim

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno is taking advantage of the state-imposed economic shutdown and the legalized cannabis business discussion to beat the drum for more taxes in Anaheim: taxes on telecom, ticket taxes on the Disneyland Resort, the Angels and the Honda Center. Is anyone really surprised? At a Zoom townhall he hosted on May 11, Moreno signaled his ...

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Angel Stadium Sale: Council Approves Accelerating Stadium Development Plan, $10 Million Payment To City

The Anaheim City Council this evening voted 6-1 to accelerate development of the Angel Stadium site, in an action that will advance submittal of the stadium site development plan and put $10 million into city coffers more than year early. In December 2019, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement under which the Angels agreed to stay in Anaheim until ...

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Who Are The “People’s Homeless Task Force”?

As has been reported in the media, a lawsuit was filed last week by the “People’s Homeless Task Force”seeking to rollback the recently-approved agreement to sell Angels Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno and keep the Angels in Anaheim for at least 30 years. What is the “People’s Homeless Task Force”? It consists of half a dozen of progressive activists ...

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Hypocrisy of APAC’s Newfound Allies

As we noted yesterday, a number of the local gadflies and progressive politicos opposing the Angel Stadium agreement have suddenly discovered enthusiasm for Dr. Howard Knohl’s idea of a $700 million Anaheim Performing Arts Center on 12-acres of the current stadium site. Not so long ago, Knohl’s idea was being used as a pinata by some of the same folks. ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Some Much Needed Clarity On The Angel Stadium Deal

[Editor’s note: originally published in the OC Register on January 8, 2020.] Anaheim and all of Orange County can be proud of the proposal for baseball in our city. It would keep the Angels here for decades, sell the stadium site at market value, relieve taxpayers of costs and bring money and community benefits for Anaheim neighborhoods. The years of ...

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Opinion: Angels Deal Is Good – Let’s Be Smart In Negotiating DDA

I am David Michael Klawe. I spoke at the December 20 meeting of the Anaheim City Council meeting. The Orange County Register quoted me in their article, “Anaheim Votes to Sell Angel Stadium and The Land Around It for $325 Million”: “David Klawe, an executive committee member of the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council, called the agreement the “first step” ...

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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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