Adam Elmahrek has delivered an intriguing expose of the influence that former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle still maintains in the city. In some cases discovered by Elmahrek, it appears that Pringle has danced precariously on the line that prohibited him from lobbying city officials within the year after he left his elected position.
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Last night the Anaheim City Council chamber was packed with opponents and supporters of the $158 million Bed-Tax giveaway to see if the Council would place the deal on the ballot for voters to accept or reject. City Attorney Christina Talley advised the Council that such a referendum could be legally challenged, if it specifically sought to overturn the agreement that had been executed.
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.
Dozens of Anaheim residents gathered outside city hall Tuesday afternoon before the City Council meeting to protest the recent giveaway of $158 million in future Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues to the developers of two Anaheim Garden Walk hotels. The demonstration was led by Anaheim residents, including Dr. Jose Moreno, President of Los Amigos of…