Tag Archive for Tax Giveaway

Judge says Anaheim’s $158 million tax giveaway invalid

Anaheim Garden Walk

The Orange County Register reports this morning that the vote that resulted in the $158 million tax giveaway by the Anaheim City Council violated California’s open meeting law the Brown Act. According to the judge, that agenda description did not adequately describe the action that was being taken, the approval of the significant giveaway of future bed tax revenues to the developer.

No Anaheim Charter Amendments in November

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

In a move that just about all of the attendees at the Special Meeting of the Anaheim City Council expected, the gang of three anti-democracy Council members killed two proposals for charter amendments on the November 2012 ballot.

UPDATED: Anaheim: Shelling out Money – For Nothing

money-hands

The Anaheim City Council will be discussing today the extension, for two years, of another giveaway of future Bed Tax revenue to a luxury hotel developer. According to the staff report, the developer could receive up to $44 million dollars in Bed Tax revenue over a 15-year period after the property opens.

Residents launch initiative to Take Back Anaheim

Larry Larsen (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Following months of debate over the back-room deal resulting in the handover of $158 million in future Transient Occupancy Tax revenue to spur the development of two luxury hotels, a group of residents has filed a charter amendment initiative to Let the People Vote on such deals in the future.