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US Chamber of Commerce To Senators Sanders, Warren: Debate Minimum Wage in D.C., Not at Disneyland

[from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce] Debate in D.C., Not at Disneyland by Glenn Spencer Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division U.S. Chamber of Commerce A batch of Democratic lawmakers from Washington, D.C. recently weighed in on an economic issue most prominently raised by the Fight for $15 campaign over the past several years—specifically, higher wages.  On this occasion, however, ...

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Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative Will Be On November 2018 Ballot

On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted to place the Resort union coalition’s $18 minimum wage initiative on the November 2018 ballot, but failed to authorize an economic impact study after an acrimonious council debate. Last week, the Orange County Registrar of Voters certified the initiative had sufficient valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The council’s could vote ...

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OC Register: Does Disney Pay Its Fair Share? Yes.

[This OC Register editorial was published October 15, 2017] A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times published a hit piece on Disneyland predicated on a misguided question: Is Disney paying its fair share in Anaheim? While the story raises some provocative questions about deals made between Disneyland and the city, the article had a seemingly predetermined narrative. Given Disneyland ...

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Dear Los Angeles Times: Yes, Disney Does Pay Its Fair Share in Anaheim

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times headlined a front-page article with the rhetorical question “Is Disney Paying Its Fair Share in Anaheim?” The author, Daniel Miller, unmistakably tilts the article toward the conclusion that Disney does not – despite the overwhelming weight of the evidence to the contrary. By any reasonable, objective standard, the relationship between Disney and Anaheim – including ...

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Fact Checking The Mayor’s Distortions About The Resort District

Mayor Tom Tait penned an op-ed with the high-minded title of “Change for the Good Of All in Anaheim,” which ran in the OC Register yesterday. It was in response to an earlier op-ed by OCBC President Lucy Dunn criticizing the Tait majority’s defenestration of City Manager Paul Emery in particular, and its general approach to governing Anaheim. The mayor ...

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Disneyland “Happiest Class on Earth” Program Offers Anahem 6th-Graders Theme Park Tix for Service Projects

In celebration of the conclusion of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration and the beginning of 61 years in the city of Anaheim, the Disneyland Resort announced exciting news for about 5,000 sixth-grade students in Anaheim. For the next 10 years, every sixth-grade student in Anaheim elementary schools will have the opportunity to receive a Disneyland Resort ticket after completing a service ...

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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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Disneyland “Star Wars Land” Construction To Start In 2016

Under the terms of the development agreement approved by the Anaheim City Council on July 7, Disney had to begin construction of what was later revealed to be “Star Wars Land” by the end of 2017. Otherwise, it would forfeit the de facto 30-year entertainment tax ban that was part of the agreement. Today, Disney announced it would begin construction of ...

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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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