A prominent California attorney has alleged that members of the Anaheim City Council violated state law when they voted on behalf of a $158 million hotel subsidy, after accepting contributions from a PAC tied to the project’s developer. Attorney Cory Briggs urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to prosecute the council members in a letter sent Thursday.
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) and four Anaheim community leaders announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against the City of Anaheim to stop the $158 million bed-tax subsidy for luxury hotel developers in the Anaheim resort.
“The bias we observed goes beyond the actions of any single city, elected leader, or political party. It’s about who decides what happens to our communities: Out-of-town developers or the people who live and work there,” said Nothoff. “The solution is to give communities a real voice in the planning process.”