Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 late Tuesday night for a zoning change that would permit construction of condominiums inside a 2.2-square-mile area that was set aside more than a dozen years ago as a resort district. The housing proposal includes a 26-acre parcel just a few blocks from Disneyland and across the street from Disney-owned land that could someday be the site of another theme park. Opponents said it would be a bad precedent to allow non-tourist uses in a district that brings in about $70 million in hotel bed taxes each year. Disney and local businesses say they'll force a public vote.
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I guess the city doesn't think Disney will bring in the hotel room tax revenue as soon as they'd like. That and they probably think this wouldn't affect their plans too much and they need the property taxes now. Maybe they thought their plans for the third park sucked. ;)
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