Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu admits there is no good time to change City Managers, but there are certainly worse times than others, and wise leaders are expected to know the difference. Council members Denise Barnes and Jose Moreno cast two dissenting votes against removing Chris Zapata from his position as Anaheim City Manager on April 21st, and they offer Voice of OC readers their reasons for that opposition.
Karen Romero Estrada is a resident of Anaheim and insists that Measure L is simple. If a corporation receives tax subsidies from the City of Anaheim, they must pay their workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour, and allow them to keep their tips.
Todd Ament, president and CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, argues that Measure L is flawed and would lead to the cancellation of proposed hotel construction sites connected to thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue to the city – revenue the city has admitted it needs to funds services in future years.