Business and Tourism

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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OC Register Editorial: “Anaheim Can Handle Comic-Con”

The OC Register ran an editorial on Monday lending its support for the huge and influential Comic-Con re-locating from his its San Diego birthplace to Anaheim: Simply put, the convention, now a marketing bonanza for science-fiction and fantasy films, TV shows, video games and other pop-culture media, looks forward to an unknown future, it has grown too large for the ...

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ART’s “Angels Express” Bus Popular With the Fans

Anaheim Resort Transportation’s “Angels Express” bus is popular with fans of the team, according to this Orange County Register article: More than 3,700 baseball fans have boarded the Angels Express bus for roundtrips so far this season, according to the head of Anaheim Resort Transportation. The free shuttle launched service for the first time in April, offering roundtrip rides from ...

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Anaheim Chamber Blasts Governor for Approving Elimination of Enterprise Zones

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last week from CEO Todd Ament blasting Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 93 and SB 90: “Today, Governor Jerry Brown is signing AB 93, which abolishes the last real economic development tool available to California cities: the California Enterprise Zone program. Despite countless success stories and the creation of jobs for hundreds ...

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Is Voice of OC Reporting on the Honda Center Slanted?

I just employed the “question mark headline”, which is a tactic that is especially common in online media (especially blogs) to level an allegation (often at the behest of a pressure group) without having to actually prove the allegation. It’s a variant on that epitome of the loaded question, “When did you stop beating your wife?” It was on display ...

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