It has to do with Disney’s opposition to the proposed permanent housing in the Anaheim Resort district.

Details after the jump (I get a little political again).

I wrote before on this issue.  Disney is suing to block Anaheim approval of permanent housing in the Anaheim Resort district.

I just got a call from someone explaining that they had two questions for me.  They asked if I was aware of this lawsuit, and they asked me what I though about it.  I could tell by the phrasing of the questions, it is an effort to raise support for the housing and counter Disney.

I explain my views in the linked post.  As I told the caller, I think Disney has every right to tell someone else what to do with their property as long as we allow others to tell Disney what to do with its property.  I doubt Disneyland Resort officials would care all that much about permanent housing going in next door IF… ***IF*** Disney wouldn’t have to face subsequent opposition by those very residents for its one developments.

You can’t have it both ways.  If a City Council can tell property owners what they can and can’t do with their properties, then the most powerful influencers who can sway that City Council are going to win – in general.  Solution?  Guarantee Disney it can do what it wants with its own property in exchange for letting the housing proposal go forward.


Whit Honea is the author of The Parents' Phrase Book. He lives in the L.A. area with his wife and two boys. You can find his writings and other works all over the Internets. Now available on Twitter.