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Anaheim Citizen Group confused about land use issue

A group of Anaheim citizens is still pursuing an anti-Disney measure despite the developer pulling out and the city council reversing its support. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

The coalition was started and funded by SunCal, a developer that planned to build 1,500 homes across from the Disney property, spending more than $700,000 on its campaign through September.

Now that SunCal’s deal is falling apart, coalition members decided to pursue the initiative anyway, said Diane Singer, the coalition’s chair. Singer said the group is seeking other funding sources, adding that she has not recently spoken to SunCal officials.

"The issue still remains that residents are concerned about Disney having too much power and having too much control over government," Singer said.

It’s clear this group is barking up the wrong tree. Keeping the Anaheim Resort District strictly for tourism based businesses clearly has nothing to do with the issue of Low Income housing. If anything, those extra tax dollars will help the City Council in their efforts to remove a little commercial zoning from depressed areas elsewhere in the city and convert them to low income housing.

As Singer says in the article they’re really just afraid of Disney having too much power. Thankfully people like Singer are a small minority of the city. They may be vocal, but in the end, they have no real power. If you ignore them, they will eventually go away like all the other anti-Disney efforts. (Read)