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Disney appears to gain a friendly majority in Anaheim City Council. The ‘living wage’ initiative is still too close to call

November 8, 2018 |

After butting heads for two years with the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. appears to have won a favorable majority on the panel as candidates backed by the media giant were well ahead in a wide field of hopefuls.

Three City Council candidates, including the mayor, who received campaign support…

L.A. Times – Business

Candidates supported by Disney lead in Anaheim but voters are split on ‘living wage’ measure

November 7, 2018 |

Anaheim City Council candidates who are supported by the city’s biggest employer — the Disneyland Resort — were leading a wide field of hopefuls in early returns Tuesday night, but voters were split on a controversial “living wage” initiative that Disney has opposed.

The politics in Anaheim have…

L.A. Times – Business

Disney and labor unions step up campaign donations in Anaheim elections

October 31, 2018 |

With a week to go before voters decide the fate of a controversial “living wage” initiative and a majority of seats on the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. and labor unions are spending heavily in the final push before the Nov. 6 election.

Next week’s election has drawn a combined total of…

L.A. Times – Business

Anaheim, the home of family friendly Disneyland, now wants to draw adults to its new breweries

October 22, 2018 |

Anaheim may have a reputation as a wholesome family playground because of its famous theme park, but off-duty adults have always long been able to find a cold brew in places such as Disneyland Hotel or Angel Stadium.

Now a movement is afoot to add beer taps and bring locals and tourists together…

L.A. Times – Business

Disney pulls the plug on its proposed luxury hotel in Anaheim, citing the loss of a tax break

October 11, 2018 |

The Walt Disney Co. has canceled plans to build a 700-room luxury hotel near its Anaheim resort, citing the city’s elimination of a tax rebate agreement that would have saved the media giant $ 267 million over 20 years.

The cancellation of the hotel — what would have been the fourth at the resort…

L.A. Times – Business

Anaheim City Council gets an earful over opinion that Disneyland Resort won’t be subject to ‘living wage’ measure

October 10, 2018 |

Business leaders and union organizers clashed at a crowded Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday night as the city attorney delivered his legal opinion that the Disneyland Resort won’t be subject to a Nov. 6 ballot measure requiring certain hospitality businesses to pay workers a “living wage.”

L.A. Times – Business

Anaheim officially puts an end to tax breaks for Disneyland Resort

August 29, 2018 |

The Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to end agreements that offer the Disneyland Resort tax breaks for investing in its theme parks and an adjacent shopping district, a move requested by theme park owner Walt Disney Co.

After sometimes heated debate, the council voted unanimously to end the incentive…

L.A. Times – Business

Disney wants to end tax incentive deals with Anaheim in an attempt to improve relationship with city

August 22, 2018 |

Amid growing animosity between Anaheim and Walt Disney Co., the president of the media giant’s Disneyland Resort asked the city to end all tax incentive deals in hopes of promoting “cooperation and goodwill.”

The move marks an end to the way Disney has long done business in the home town of its…

L.A. Times – Business

Disney puts luxury hotel plan on hold in feud with Anaheim over $267 million in subsidies

August 16, 2018 |

Walt Disney Co. has put a hold on plans to build a luxury hotel in the Disneyland Resort’s shopping district, citing a feud with Anaheim officials over tax subsidies that the Burbank media giant was expecting to get from operating the hotel.

The dispute centers on a $ 267-million tax break that…

L.A. Times – Business

Disney and other opponents of Anaheim living wage measure say it will have ‘severe consequences’

August 11, 2018 |

Opponents of a ballot measure to require the Disneyland Resort and some hotels in Anaheim to pay a living wage say it will have severe consequences for businesses and neighborhoods.

Opponents, including the popular resort and the city’s Chamber of Commerce, on Friday night submitted their position…

L.A. Times – Business