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Turning Conservative Ideas On Equality And Taxation Inside Out

I posted last week on the recent Inside OC interview with Mayor Tom Tait. Another topic raised by host Rick Reiff was the cit council’s approval last summer of a development agreement with Disney that effectively immunizes Disneyland visitors from imposition of a city entertainment or “gate” tax until at least 2046, and possibly until 2061 if Disney invests $1.5 ...

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Libertarian Writer Applauds Anaheim’s Gate Tax Ban

Back in July of this year, the Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 to extend for 30 years the city’s existing ban on an entertainment tax on Disney’s Anaheim theme parks. In exchange, Disney promised to invest $1.5 billion in expanding Disneyland and break ground by the end of 2017. Councilmemember Jordan Brandman, Kris Murray and Lucille Kring voted in favor ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: The Magical Invention of the “Right To Vote” On NOT Imposing A Tax

After losing the original GardenWalk project vote in 2012, Mayor Tom Tait and then-Councilwoman Lorri Galloway tried to define the post-vote by framing the economic assistance agreement as a “$158 million taxpayer giveaway.” It was a distortion, but largely successful in defining the issue. Fast forward to the July 7 city council meeting in which Tait and Councilman James Vanderbilt ...

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Tait Opposition To Gate Tax Ban Is The Opposite Of Conservative

Anaheim Insider here. At the brand launch celebration last week in downtown Anaheim, as the former Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau officially relaunched as Visit Anaheim, protocol dictated that the Mayor be on hand to make a few remarks. But more than a few snickers could be heard from the back of the audience as the Mayor ticked off ...

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Jose Moreno Is “Open” To Gate Tax, Utility Tax, Local Sales Tax Hike and Split-Roll Property Tax

Last night’s candidate forum sponsored by the Anaheim Buzz and the Anaheim Hills Community Council was by and large a civil event, with a few flashpoints during the evening. One of the most illuminating was at the beginning of the council candidates segment. The first question was on taxes and kicked off with a “speed round” in which the candidates ...

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