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Cavecche: Anaheim-Angels Stadium Deal A Win For Taxpayers

[Editor’s Note: this op-ed was originally published on December 15, 2019 in the OC Register.] Anaheim-Angels Stadium Deal A Win For Taxpayers by Carolyn Cavecche I have a confession to make right from the start. I am not an Angels fan. The Cavecche household bleeds Dodger Blue. Oh, we attend Angel games now and then. My grandmother even had session ...

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Moreno, Critics Spreading Misinformation About Angels Deal

The city’s proposed sale of Angel Stadium and the surrounding 153 acres to the Angels for $325 million has landed like a flash bang grenade among the usual circle of “experts,” gadflies and critics of Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council majority – leaving them scrambling for arguments to oppose the deal. They had convinced themselves that any agreement ...

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Monday, December 9: Informational Open House on Angel Stadium Sale

From the City of Anaheim: You can learn more about the proposal for the future of baseball in Anaheim at a drop-in, informational open house. When: Monday, Dec. 9 Where: ARTIC, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Address: 2626 E. Katella Ave., inside terminal Time: 4-7 p.m. Who: Anaheim staff Parking: free in lot A, main lot, accessible off Katella or Douglass Road This is a ...

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Angels To Buy Stadium, Stay In Anaheim Until At Least 2050

This morning, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the city and the Angels have reached an agreement in principle under which the team will stay in Anaheim for at least another 30 years, and a partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno will buy the stadium and surrounding property at fair-market value for $325 million. According to the city-commissioned appraisal released ...

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Moreno’s Disappearing Text Message About “Apparently Leaked” Stadium Appraisal

In early October, Councilman Jose F. Moreno claimed the Angel Stadium appraisal had been leaked. He claimed an unnamed resident asked him about the appraisal and allegedly nearly guessed the amount. Based on Moreno’s allegation, the Voice of OC published a story claiming the appraisal was “apparently leaked”: Moreno said a resident asked him about the appraised value within a ...

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Angels Stadium Negotiations And Apparent News Reporting

Say you own a rental house, and one day your tenant spends his own money to put in an expensive swimming pool and jacuzzi, complete with rock slide, grotto and tropical landscaping. Would your reaction to your tenant spending an enormous sum to improve your property, “Hey! You’re only doing that for your own benefit!” That’s pretty much the gist ...

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Fact Check: Did Council Direct The Simultaneous Release of Stadium Appraisal To Public?

Last year, did the Anaheim City Council direct that the Angel Stadium appraisal be released simultaneously to the city council and the public? It did, according to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on Angel Stadium negotiations: “A Nov. 20 2018 vote stipulated the appraisal would be released to the public and the City Council simultaneously, with the language in the ...

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OCCORD Staff Exodus Continues; Focus On Stadium Deal Among Reasons

The exodus of staff from OCCORD (Orange County Community Organized For Responsible Development) continues, as the once-muscular progressive political advocacy group shrinks to just four staffers from a high of more than a dozen several weeks ago.  Two more senior staffers are among the recent departures. According to recent media reporting based on interviews with departing staffers,  a leading factor ...

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