Tag Archives: hotel incentive policy

UNITE-HERE Circulators Misleading Voters Into Thinking Referendum Petition Targets Disney

The militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE’s circulators are busily trying to gather signatures in an attempt to qualify a city-wide referendum on the development agreements approved last month by the Anaheim City Council for the two 4-Diamond hotels proposed by the Wincome Group. And they are willing to say anything to get voters to sign their petitions. A reader encountered ...

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City Council Approves Three 4-Diamond Hotels Amidst The Usual Drama

Cross-posted from OC Daily. On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted 3-1 to approve three new 4-Diamond hotels that when completed will mark the most dramatic transformation of the Anaheim Resort since the opening of California Adventure. Two of hotels will go up on the sites of existing hotels,, which will be demolished. The third is being built by Disney ...

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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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City Council Rejects Tait Ballot Box Budgeting Charter Amendment Rejected on 4-1 Vote

Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to against placing Mayor Tom Tait’s “Let The People Vote” ballot box budgeting charter amendment on the November 2016 ballot. His charter amendment would have required a city-wide vote on any “waiver, exemption, or refund of the Transient Occupancy Tax…in order to provide a subsidy for a hotel development project” and any time ...

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Hotel Incentive Policy Attracts Another Luxury Hotel To Anaheim Resort Area

Good Hope International will utilize the Hotel Incentive Policy passed by the Anaheim City Council majority (Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Jordan Brandman) earlier this summer to build a 580-room luxury hotel across Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland on the site of the venerable Anaheim Plaza Hotel and Suites. The 8.8 acres site will be scraped to make way for a four diamond ...

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City Council Approves Hotel Incentive Policy To Attract 4-Diamond Properties To Anaheim

The Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 last night to adopt a city-wide Hotel Incentive Policy to encourage the building of 4- and 5-Diamond hotel properties in Anaheim. The policy would provide an annual rebate to new luxury hotels equivalent to 70% of the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) generated by the hotel; this assistance would continue to 20 years.  Existing hotels ...

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