Anti-Disney initiative gaining traction in Anaheim
A proposed initiative that would give Anaheim voters zoning control over land speculated to the the site of Disney's planned third Anaheim-based theme park has gained the support of a second city council member, reports the LA Times. Councilman Bob Hernandez, along with
Councilwoman Lori Galloway, support the measure, which needs the support of only one more council member to be placed on the ballot. Many see the measure as a reaction to two Disney-backed ballot measures, an initiative and a referendum, both aimed at keeping low-income housing out of the resort area.
"This whole idea of referring things back to the voters is not the way to do business, but we do need to create a level playing field," said Hernandez. "You have to have something to counterbalance the two Disney ballot measures."
The council has twice delayed voting on the Disney-backed referendum, which asks voters to repeal the April council decision that paved the way for the housing project, to give Disney and the land developers time to reach some sort of agreement. Disney announced last week that a compromise could not be reached.
For those unfamiliar with the area, below is a photo of the strawberry field and employee parking area, which is the rumored site of Disney's planned third Anaheim park.
[via Mickey News]