Pursue Neighborhood Improvement Without Special Funds and TOT Set-Asides

Sometime next month, the Anaheim City Council will consider setting aside a portion of the Transient Occupancy tax (TOT) to fund a neighborhood improvement fund. Mayor Tom Tait asked staff in December that this idea be part of 2013 budget discussions. Councilwoman Lucille Kring campaigned on diverting 1% of TOT revenues into neighborhood youth and social programs. Mayor Tait’s proposal ...

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Former Councilman Frank Feldhaus Withdraws Endorsement of Kring

Former Anaheim Councilman Frank Feldhaus has pulled his endorsement of council candidate Lucille Kring (with whom he served on the council from 1998 to 2002). The reason: Kring’s changing her position on the “Take Back Anaheim” initiative, a ballot-box budgeting measure that would take one specific revenue stream — the transient occupancy tax — and require a city-wide vote on its ...

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John Leos’ Ticket Tax Is Harmful Policy

At the Anna Drive candidate forum last week, most of the candidates in attendance endorsed the idea of imposing a tax of $1 a ticket on the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center in order to fund “youth programs and neighborhood development.” Those pro-tax candidates include government union activist John Leos, Green Party activist Duane Roberts and Brian ...

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