keep the angels_logoThe first of the city’s community workshops on negotiations with the Angels (the result of a proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and adopted by the City Council) will take place tonight at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue (parking is free).

The workshop will be in the Convention Center’s arena (the original domed building) and runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

From the city’s press release:

The community meetings will include a presentation on the following topics –

  • An outline of why negotiations are taking place
  • A discussion on the mutual goals of the City and Angels Baseball
  • A discussion on the Major League Baseball marketplace
  • Angels Baseball benefits to the City and community
  • A discussion on the current lease agreement
  • An outline of the negotiation framework and process
  • Development opportunities available within the stadium district

As negotiations between the Angels and the City progress, the opportunity for additional workshops and outreach efforts will be utilized to continue the dialogue and obtain feedback throughout the process.  In addition, updates on the negotiation process will be presented to the public at every third regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

For anyone unable to attend either workshop, the City will continue to receive comments by email or by phone, at, or 714-765-5000.

This is all to the good, because there has been a great deal of misinformation salted into the public discourse regarding the negotiations framework; for example, the claim that if the Moreno is given development rights to city-owned property around the stadium, that the city would give him all the resulting tax revenue, which is flatly untrue.