Disneyland wants to push land-use issue to voters

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The group Save Our Anaheim Resort Area, which includes The Walt Disney Co. and owners of nearby hotels and businesses, said it intends to launch a petition drive to gather more than 20,000 signatures and place a measure on an upcoming ballot to determine whether or not a developer can build low-cost housing near the resort.

Read more from AP via North County Times.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:15 AM
You know, the next time someone NIMBYs an amusement park, I'm going to have a lot more sympathy for them.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 11:14 AM
Why can't Disney understand???? It's a small, small world!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:13 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar Does anyone know where exactly this development would be in relation to the park? Having just been out there, I'd like to know how much impact this would have on the area. Unless it's right on Harbor, Katella, Ball, or Disneyland Dr., I don't see much of an issue here. Everything is pretty much residential once you get a block or two away from the park.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:37 PM
janfrederick's avatar They just don't want guests getting car jacked between the freeway and the park. ;)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:57 PM
Big business sometimes forgets that it's the poor people who run it. They are poor because it is the norm for the businesses to pay these important people so little. The poor people need a place to live. It would be very convenient, and less expensive in transportation costs, for them to be able to live near where they work.

Why can't there be a place within the tourist district for the people who run the tourist district to live? Will it really offend the rich, stuck-up people that much?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:02 PM
Why would Disney want to let the voters decide this?!?!?!?!

These are the same people complain about the fireworks, noise, and everything else. Are they betting the residents of Anaheim are mored scared of low income housing than they enjoy sticking it to the mouse?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:47 PM

Does anyone know where exactly this development would be in relation to the park?

Not sure exactly, but it doesn't border. Quoth the article above:

The project would be on a 26-acre parcel just a few blocks from Disneyland.

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