Tag Archive for Anaheim

Pain in the TOT

Declines in hotel occupancy and visitors to the Disney Resort may make a projected increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues zero out.  The visitors generating the TOT also drop sales tax revenue in the city.  Declining sales tax revenues directly impact the general fund.   The FY 2008/09 budget (completed in July 2008) forecast an…

Cheer for a Day Helps Bring Woe for a Year

The OCR has reported that Anaheim has paid for its Rose parade float with Convention Center funds meant to promote tourism to the tune of $150,000*. Is this really responsible stewardship when your city is facing a budget loss of millions? As a former candidate, I must say that it’s pretty irresponsible for such a…

WDYT: Bullet Train to Sin City?

Can you imagine a train that can take you from Anaheim to Las Vegas in under 90 minutes? Believe it or not, there’s a plan to make it happen. In fact, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) will soon come to Sacramento to discuss with Arnold the Governator on how to make it happen. Both Governors…

Roof Collapses at North OC ROP

Anaheim, CA–A portion of the roof at the North OCROP, located on Loara in Anaheim, collapsed due to the rain this morning. Early reports say that five were injured, none seriously. The area which collapsed effected the section where medical assistant classes are held. Students were evacuated to the Ganahl Lumber facility across the street. More details…

Support the Disney Workers & Their Kids for the Holidays

Here’s a very important announcement from OC Young Democrats. They’re giving all of us a chance to spread some holiday cheer to families who may not have much otherwise. Oh yes, and this is a chance for us to stand in solidarity with the Disney hotel workers who are still being stiffed by “The Mouse”.…

The Mouse Effect

What was once thought of as a one-time effort of political consolidation to prevent the permeation of housing into the infamous Anaheim Resort District has now become a full fledged attempt of Disneyland’s political ascension. Disney has lined the coffers of the California Republican Party, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, and the S.O.A.R. initiative with hundreds…