Daily Archives: December 10, 2012

Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program Applications Now Available

Disneyland Scholarship Program

By: Disneyland Public Affairs

For the first time, the Disneyland Resort is awarding ten (10) $7,500 scholarships to high school seniors in Orange County. The Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program underscores the Resort’s dedication to volunteerism and community support, while furthering opportunities for students to attend college or a professional trade school. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in volunteerism, academics, and overall leadership. Continue reading

Court stops Anaheim hotel tax giveaway, but not for long…

Jordan Brandman and Disneyland’s President

As we reported earlier today, a split vote on a tax subsidy worth up to $158 million to build two luxury hotels near Disneyland has been voided, leaving the future of the development plans in doubt. Orange County Superior Court Judge Steven Perk ruled Monday that the City Council’s 3-2 vote last January approving the tax subsidy was a violation of California’s open-meeting law, known as the Brown Act, according to the O.C. Register.  Click here to read the Save Anaheim blog’s take on this.

I doubt the Anaheim City Council will appeal this ruling.  Instead they will bring it back for a new vote and hotel developer Bill O’Connell will get his money – rather the public’s money.  The key vote will be new Council Member Jordan Brandman, who was bought and sold by the resort hotels awhile ago.  He will predictably vote to give away the money again – and he will instantly become the most unpopular politician in Anaheim. Continue reading