Gabriel San Roman
Mayor's $250 Million "Anaheim First” Initiative Stacked With Resort Lackeys
Mayor Harry Sidhu made a bold proclamation for the future of Anaheim last week in his fist State of the City speech. With criticisms of past councils paying too much attention to the Anaheim Resort to the detriment of the rest of the city, Sidhu announced an ambitious $250 million plan for neighborhood investment over the next 10 years. The mayor pledged $20 million from the next budget to kick off his key policy initiative, touting the help of “Anaheim First,” a privately formed advisory committee few have heard of.
“It’s not enough to say that we are going to invest in Anaheim neighborhoods,” Sidhu said. “We need to partner with Anaheim residents so that they drive the investment.”
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