Having lost a recent city council vote that authorized low income housing in the previously zoned resort district, Disneyland has gone on the offensive. The Los Angeles Times and The AP both examine exactly what this could mean for the previously cozy relationship between Disneyland and Anaheim’s leaders.
Let’s not pretend that Disneyland is an innocent player in this. They played the cities of Long Beach and Anaheim off each other to get concessions to build the second gate (originally to be either WESTCOT or DisneySea) as cheaply as possible. This process resulted in the Anaheim Resort Zoning district that both sides are fighting over now. I wonder if there are some hard feelings amongst the current city council members.