Tag Archive for Disney

Tom Daly’s AD-69 Campaign Gains Momentum

A combination of campaign experience, political savvy, and mis-steps by younger and less experienced opponents, combined with the self-destruction of the only Republican in the race, seem to be giving an edge to the AD-69 candidacy of OC Clerk Recorder Tom Daly. While’s he’s been running behind Labor leader Julio Perez and Santa Ana Council woman Michele…

Anaheim Taxpayers Bailing Out Anaheim Chamber?

Any city big enough to support major theme parks, have a large enough convention center to host shows like BlizzardWorld and the Anime Expo, and two professional sports franchises should have a strong Chamber of Commerce, right?  But this isn’t the case in Anaheim where taxpayers are about to provide a stimulus package to the…

Workers Protest Against Disney Over Contract Dispute

Between 800 and 1,000 people protested the protracted contract dispute between Disney and their hotel employees this evening. The following comes off of the Around Disney blog of the Orange County Register. 800 demonstrators march on Disney over labor dispute Roughly 800 Disney hotel workers, union organizers, outside demonstrators and members of the Episcopal clergy marched…

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…