2018 Election

Disney, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Reach Agreement On Minimum Wage Hikes As High As $15.85

The Disneyland Resort and UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant union that represents primarily hotel workers – have reached tentative agreement on a contract that will boost the minimum wage for nearly all Local 11 members to at least $15 an hour, with housekeepers getting an immediate bump to $15.85.  Employees would also receive the $1,000 bonus payment provided as ...

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Major Business Groups Endorse Mayor Tim Shaw for OC Supervisor

From the Tim Shaw for Supervisor campaign: Major Business Groups Endorse Mayor Tim Shaw for OC Supervisor September 17, 2018 (Orange County, CA) – Several major business groups have endorsed Mayor Tim Shaw for 4th District Orange County Supervisor. With the election just weeks away, front-runner Tim Shaw received endorsements from the Orange County Business Council’s (OCBC) BIZPAC, the North Orange ...

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UNITE-HERE’s Desperate Claim That Disney Still Subject To “Living Wage” Initiative Doesn’t Add Up

Disney’s recent decision to terminate its tax incentive agreements with the City of Anaheim threw UNITE-Here Local 11 and the Resort union coalition it leads for a loop, upending the strategy for their so-called Anaheim Living Wage Initiative (ALWI). While gathering signatures to qualify the initiative, union walkers told voters its aim was to force Disney to raise wages for ...

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OC Young Republicans, GOP Leaders Endorse Harry Sidhu for Mayor

From the Harry Sidhu for Mayor campaign: OCYR And Prominent Anaheim Republican Elected Representatives Among Endorsers Anaheim, CA – Congresswoman Mimi Walters, State Senator Janet Nguyen, and Assemblyman Steven Choi have endorsed Sidhu for Mayor, as have Congressional Candidate Young Kim and State Assembly Candidate Alexandria Coronado. Walters is running for re-election and Kim is running for election in the ...

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What, Us Worry?

Last month, the Anaheim City Council majority made clear it would rather kill the TOT rebate agreement for Disney’s 4-Diamond hotel than accommodate a minor siting change. Consequently, Disney put the $700-million, 700-room project on indefinite hold. This prompted Fred Brown, chairman of the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, sent the following e-mail on August 21 to Mayor Tom ...

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Intra-GOP Campaign Against Sidhu, O’Neil More About Politics Than Principle

The Orange County Young Republicans have endorsed Harry Sidhu for Mayor of Anaheim, and Trevor O’Neil in District 6. Its members understand the choice for Anaheim mayor is a binary one – either conservative Republican Harry Sidhu or progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken will win. All other outcomes range from unlikely to fantasy. They also understand that O’Neil is an articulate ...

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Anaheim Firefighters Endorse Harry Sidhu for Mayor

From the Harry Sidhu for Mayor campaign: Anaheim Firefighters Endorse Harry Sidhu for Mayor Anaheim, CA – The Anaheim Firefighters Association has endorsed Harry Sidhu for Mayor of Anaheim. The endorsement of the organization representing Anaheim’s trusted professional firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) adds to the growing momentum in support of Sidhu’s mayoral campaign. “Harry Sidhu is committed ...

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District 6: Judge Orders Patty Gaby To Remove Illegal Ballot Title

Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Moss has ordered “City of Anaheim Commissioner” to be removed as Council District 6 candidate Patty Gaby’s ballot designation and candidate statement. Judge Moss ruled Gaby’s use of that title violated California election law. Her ballot title will be simply “Teacher” rather than “Teacher/City of Anaheim Commissioner.” The judge also ordered that Gaby’s candidate ...

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District 3: Anaheim Firefighters Endorse Mitch Caldwell For Anaheim City Council

  From the Anaheim Firefighters Association: Firefighters Announce Endorsement for Contested 3rd Council District Race Anaheim, CA. – September 7, 2018. The Anaheim Firefighters Association, Local 2899 is pleased to announce its support for candidate Mitch Caldwell to represent the City’s 3rd Council District. Caldwell is challenging incumbent Councilman Jose F. Moreno for the seat. According to Association President Rick ...

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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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