The Giveaway 3 - Murray/Eastman/Sidhu

WHY DID HARRY SIDHU, KRIS MURRAY, AND GAIL EASTMAN VOTE TO GIVE AWAY $158 MILLION IN FUTURE TOT REVENUE?

In my opinion, their votes were bought and paid for by Support Our Anaheim Resort (SOAR) a.k.a. Disney, the Orange County Business Council (OCBC), OC Taxpayers Association (OCTAX), the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce,  the unions. and the developers.

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HOW MUCH MONEY DID EACH OF THESE GROUPS SPEND TO HELP ELECT KRIS MURRAY AND GAIL EASTMAN?

Kris Murray

OCTAX $7,924 - Kris Murray now sits on the Board of Directors

OCBC $1700 - Kris Murray now sits on a Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee

SOAR $34,101 - Kris Murray now sits on the SOAR Advisory Committee

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce $65,000+ (slate mailer featuring all 3 candidates)

Gail Eastman

OCTAX $1,000

SOAR $35,929 - Gail Eastman now sits on the SOAR Advisory Committee

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce $65,000+ (slate mailer featuring all 3 candidates)

Gail Eastman with Bill O'Connell (hotel developer) to the right.

Gail Eastman with Bill O'Connell (hotel developer) to the right.

DID SOAR aka Disney PUBLICALLY SUPPORT THIS GIVEAWAY OF FUTURE TAX FUNDS AS JORDAN BRANDMAN DID?

SOAR, as you will see from the video below, heavily supported this giveaway of future tax revenue to the City of Anaheim. 

HOW MUCH DID DISNEY CONTRIBUTED TO SOAR DURING THE 2010 ELECTION?

$47,000 in 2010 - election year

HOW MUCH DID DISNEY GIVE TO THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS LISTED DURING THE 2010 ELECTION?

OCTAX $10,000 

OCBC $15,000

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce $55,000

WHY IS DISNEY INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT?

This is an excerpt from the original agreement:

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WHERE CAN I SEE THE DOCUMENTS CONTAINING THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY DISNEY TO SOAR?

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DID ANY ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS RECEIVE GIFTS FROM DISNEY?

Yes. Here is Gail Eastman's 700 form that shows over $3500 worth of FREE admissions to Disneyland before, and after, she was elected in 2010:

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HOW ARE KRIS MURRAY AND GAIL EASTMAN INVOLVED WITH SOAR?

SOAR (funded by Disney) is made up of an Advisory Committe and a PAC. Kris Murray and Gail Eastman sit on the SOAR Advisory Committee along with their pals: GardenWalk hotel developer Bill O'Connell, Disney lobbyist Carrie Nocella, OCTAX President Reed Royalty, and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce President Todd Ament

WHAT IS A PAC?

A PAC is a political action committee. Essentially it is a group that can collect unlimited amounts of contributions and use them to support political candidates.

In the video below, Kris Murray and  Gail Eastman clarify their involvement with SOAR. They state that they received no benefits, but when you look at the money SOAR spent to have them elected, you may conclude otherwise.