Tag Archives: GardenWalk

Deceptive Union Campaign Garners 51.9% for $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Backed by more than $1 million in Resort union funding and a deceptive campaign message, union-sponsored Measure L squeaked to a win with 51.9% of the vote. If Measure L survives virtually certain litigation, it would mandate that certain Anaheim Resort businesses raises their minimum hourly wage to $15 in January 2019, escalating each year to $18 in January 2020. ...

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Bill O’Connell Speaks Truth To Power

At the October 17, 2017 Anaheim City Council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno pulled a routine consent calendar item: the annual certification of whether the GardenWalk Hotels project developers were in compliance with the development agreement the city council approved in 2013. What followed was a disturbing exercise in arbitrary, capricious governance by Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait.  ...

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Errors And Omissions In Mayor’s Column

Opposition to economic subsidies or assistance from the government in any form is a valid and honorable principle. It is not the only position that can be adopted from a conservative standpoint but generally speaking, it is the standard stance. Unfortunately, Mayor Tait’s column strays from simply opposing the latest applicant to the city’s Hotel Incentive Policy and garnishes his ...

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House of Blues Moving To GardenWalk

Word on the street is House of Blues is re-locating from Downtown Disney to the Anaheim GardenWalk, although there has been no official announcement and no specifics on what space in the GardenWalk will be occupied by HOB. Sources tell me HOB will move into the space currently occupied by UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas. Landing a marquis tenant like the House of ...

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OC Register Wrong, Anaheim Chamber Right on Hotel Policy

A week ago, the Orange County Register published an editorial opposing the 4-diamond hotel incentive policy the Anaheim City Council will be taking up on Tuesday: It’s beginning to seem as if Anaheim can’t even give away $158 million in subsidies for construction of two four-star hotels near the Resort District’s GardenWalk mall, as another deadline in the plan came and ...

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BREAKING: Judge Dismisses OCCORD Lawsuit Against GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

UPDATED with reaction from City of Anaheim Superior Court Judge David McEachen has dismissed the OCCORD lawsuit against the City of Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. The left-wing advocacy group has been represented in this suit by liberal litigator Cory Briggs (who is also CATER’s partner-in-litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion). Judge McEachen ruling clears ...

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Will Comic-Con Leave San Diego for Anaheim?

A freshly-posted Los Angeles Times story examines whether the world-famous Comic-Con Convention will leave San Diego (it’s home for 40 years) for Anaheim or Los Angeles, which are aggressively wooing the giant show that draws 130,000 attendees every year. San Diego’s planned convention center expansion has been on since a court decision last summer knocking the legs out of the ...

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McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon Opening First OC Location At Anaheim GardenWalk; Grand Opening This Month

I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many Irish pubs. As such, it warms the heart that a new Irish establishment is coming to Anaheim: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon will be opening its first Orange County location at the Anaheim GardenWalk. The grand opening is set for this month: According to the McFadden’s website: McFadden’s ...

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Tait Family Wealth Used to Attack His Council Colleagues

Anaheim Insider here. If you could spend $49,750 on anything in your community, what would you spend it on? Just to make it a little easier, here are a few options of what that kind of money buys you in Anaheim: A. Annual tuition for 199 low income kids to attend the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs after school programs. ...

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Militant Union “UNITE-HERE” Puts $25,000 Into Measure L Campaign for By-District Council Elections

The campaign for by-district council elections has received another big union check: UNITE-HERE Local 11 contributed $25,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is the “Yes on Measure L” campaign.  Who does UNITE-HERE Local 11 represent? Hotel workers (and food service employees). Of what does Anaheim have thousands? Non-unionized hotel workers that UNITE-HERE not only wants, but needs as members.  ...

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