Raising the Minimum Wage in Anaheim After the Disney Gate-Tax Ban
July 20, 2015
It's been nearly two weeks since the Anaheim city council gave Mickey Mouse a decades-long entertainment tax exemption, and activists are still reeling over it. The 3-2 vote during a marathon meeting promised total reimbursements of any future levy for up to 45 years in exchange for $1.5 billion in Disney expansion efforts. The latest sweetheart deal brought the people's pitchforks out again with angry residents vowing to double down on political revenge. But Duane Roberts, a former Anaheim city council candidate (and Weekly 'Best Gadfly') says that a "Fight for $15" minimum wage increase campaign would benefit working-class residents more than a gate-tax could've ever hoped for.
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