Anaheim’s City Council has a shared focus to better the lives of its residents and quality of its neighborhoods. On this, there is no disagreement. Where reasonable people do disagree, however, is on how best to address the goals.
Since the Great Recession, Anaheim has not imposed any new taxes or fees on residents to maintain services. In fact, we’re expanding police services, parks and community centers, thanks in large part to revenue from the Anaheim Resort.
By contrast, cities across Orange County have increased local sales taxes, while others have implemented fees on utility, cable and trash bills — just to maintain existing city services.
Anaheim’s economic model has worked for decades. Sadly, recent discussion from the City Council dais presents a false narrative that Anaheim’s leaders must choose between investing in neighborhoods or the Anaheim Resort.
The fact remains that the two are inseparably and undeniably linked. The city can expand dedicated services to…