• AJMintheOC

    This amounts to nothing more than a CORPORATE WELFARE giveaway! The lobbying group SOAR (Save Our Anaheim Resort Area) has been bombarding Anaheim residents with mailers and phone calls. They represent the interests of the luxury hotel developers and NOT the interests of the residents of Anaheim.

  • jason

    Looks like its going to happen. Time for a get away for me. I use the site below for the best rates on hotels and flights.

    http://www.wheelsupinten.com

  • Jacki Livingston

    I have had the great misfortune to stay in a number of hotels in Anaheim, from one to five stars, and I don’t think any taxpayer owes these people a nickel. They…in a word…suck. They are dirty, overpriced, rude, small and without any sense of hospitality. I wish I could say that in the last thirty years, they have gotten better, but the sad truth is, they are worse. The hotel lobby got rid of homes that could be rented by families, so that there could be no alternative to the shotgun hotel prison forced stay, so why should they get any freebies? They hire illegals, they pay lousy wages, they treat their guests like dirt, they overcharge for everything from parking to movies. Enough, already! Even Disney resorts are substandard cattle pens. Anaheim hotels and attractions have lost their magic, and the citizens of the state and country know it. Sure, they can cram in the Japanese tourists. But they don’t care about California families. Why should any California resident give a dime of their hard earned tax money to an industry that is mired in mediocrity, and that are there for attractions that no family living in the area can afford to visit? If they want hotel subsidies, then maybe they should get the Southern California resident prices back. All in all, Anaheim hotels and attractions suck, and pouring good money into a sinking ship that is too arrogant to see the iceberg is poor policy.

    • Philmore

      …” maybe they should get the Southern California resident prices back…”…
      Don’t hold that breath awaiting THAT ! Perhaps you missed the news that the House of Mouse has “had” to try repeated recent PRICE HIKES to solve the excess demand on its capacity. The 1% evidently will brook no $ interference with their enjoyment caring not about the locals. And NO exec bonus if those bank-bound wheelbarrows get LIGHTER !!!!!

      • Jacki Livingston

        Too true…they have even made annual passes way out of range for most people. They have always been bad neighbors, but now they are like the high school mean girls, too cool to have anything to do with the scum that lives around it. The city shouldn’t do anything for them.

  • Paul Lucas

    I cannot even wrap my head around the insanity of considering this corporate welfare.

    • Philmore

      Welcome to Anaheim ! You don’t hear much around City Hall anymore about “The Anaheim Way”, since this process has become its cynical replacement. Ask any long term resident how surprised they were (or ARE!) to learn the City will turn over “Its” (only to pay off the Debt on!) Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, TO DISNEY, when the Debt is paid off, to reward them for KEEPING EVERY (untaxed) DIME of revenue from, for (36 ?) years. The Anaheim Way !

      • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

        Anaheim Way! TFL! Tom Liegler!
        Thanks for the memory!

        • Philmore

          Your welcome, but I was never here for the memory, only to get hit with the aftermath. Talking about GG above, I was here, sadly, to see Belisle’s get dozed for the hotels. Miss that wacky menu ! (And YUUUUGE portions).

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Yes, everyone misses them, too. Except the politicians and city workers who did not care how the residents felt. They treated us as serfs, grabbed our land and we are still paying for their decisions 30 years later.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      Why would they copy the Garden Grove hotel give it all model when it obviously hurts the residents and the community? Thirty years after it was first done in gee gee, nothing showing other than deficit and the neighbors bordering the hotels were harmed the most.

  • David Zenger

    Well, the back of the store needs to remain unlocked for a while longer – there are still some valuables up front. After November? Heck, new management might actually hire a security guard and leave the lights on.

    • Philmore

      Except there will be little if anything to guard or illuminate ! Google “bust-out scheme ” – this is the political equivalent , and, as with the street-level one, the perps will be long gone when things are found to be amiss.

      • David Zenger

        Sad but true. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see the Gang of Three bring back the Arte Moreno deal, plus another “Charlie Black” three year opt out so Arte doesn’t panic and jump off the Big A.