Theme park industry experts say the argument that a ticket tax would hamper the mega resort's expansion plans is a red herring. They argue high demand and competition from other venues would force Disneyland to expand regardless of whether the city implements a tax.
A city-paid consultant says the policy to steer 70 percent of a four-diamond hotel’s room-tax subsidy back to the developer will raise surrounding hotel rates, thereby increasing tax revenue. Others say that reasoning is flawed.
A pit bull that attacked a Huntington Beach woman in her ninth month of pregnancy had been declared a "vicious dog" earlier in the year, but county officials reversed that declaration, according to documents.