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Where Was Transparency On Angels Talks While Tait & Moreno Were In Charge?

Councilman Jose F. Moreno has been re-posting this September 29, 2020 op-ed by Wylie Aitken, an Orange County super-attorney, Democratic fundraiser and Chair of the Board of the Voice of OC.  He served as Anaheim’s lead negotiator with the Angels from 2015 until (presumably) the end of 2018. In the op-ed, Aitken outlines his reasons for opposing the recently approved ...

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Hypocrisy: Moreno Urges Followers To Swarm Colleagues’ Social Media, Keeps His Closed To Critics

Yesterday, Councilman Jose F. Moreon made another appearance on “ITZ Happenin!”, a podcast co-hosted by Joese Gloria Hernandez, a former staffer for the left-wing advocacy group OCCORD and Moreno’s former campaign manager. Appearing with him was former Mayor Tom Tait. Both of them bashed the agreement negotiated with the Angels to keep them in Anaheim while selling the stadium site ...

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Fact Check: Did Council Direct The Simultaneous Release of Stadium Appraisal To Public?

Last year, did the Anaheim City Council direct that the Angel Stadium appraisal be released simultaneously to the city council and the public? It did, according to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on Angel Stadium negotiations: “A Nov. 20 2018 vote stipulated the appraisal would be released to the public and the City Council simultaneously, with the language in the ...

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Tait Appoints Jose F. Moreno to OCTA Board of Directors

The City Selection Committee met this evening, as they do every November, to make appointments to certain regional bodies such as the Orange County Transportation Authority. Mayor Tom Tait is in the middle of a two-year term. Since he is leaving office on December 4, it’s necessary to appointment a replacement. Some background: The OCTA Board of Director is comprised ...

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UPDATED: Angels Opt Out Of Stadium Lease With Anaheim

The Angels today announced they are opting out of their stadium lease with the City of Anaheim, which owns the 52-year old stadium. “As we look to the future, we need the ability to continue to deliver a high-quality fan experience beyond what the original lease allows,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement. “It is important that we ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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Disney Cancels 4-Diamond Luxury Hotel

Disney today announced it is cancelling the 700-room 4-Diamond luxury hotel it was planning to build at the west end of Downtown Disney. The project constituted a $700 million investment that would have created 5,050 temporary jobs and 3,434 permanent jobs. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Lisa Haines said via a statement: “We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our ...

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Consequences of Ending Disney Tax Incentive Agreements

Last week, Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro informed the City of Anaheim the company wished to dissolve its tax incentive agreements with the city, specifically the 30-year gate tax moratorium that was part of its agreement to invest up to $2 billion in the Disneyland Resort (including Star Wars Land) and 2) and the TOT rebate agreement for the 4-Diamond hotel ...

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