Principal Author of Anaheim’s Living Wage Law Says Disney’s Not Exempt
Updated: Aug 14
The prospect of putting behind a strained relationship between Anaheim and Disneyland held potential to be a momentous occasion. At Disney’s urging, both sides agreed to mutually end two subsidy agreements at the heart of contentious political battles in recent years. By the time Anaheim council members cast a unanimous vote last week to put the past behind them, only a lackluster applause echoed through mostly empty chambers. By ending $267 million in luxury hotel subsidies and a decades-long entertainment tax ban, many believed Disney also escaped a living wage ordinance based on such agreements before voters in November.
But the past isn’t past and the fight is far from over.
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