At Tuesday's city council meeting, council member Murray and her fellow Disney puppets approved the planned streetcar system for the Disneyland Resort area. A project with uncertain funding sources and a direct drain on the general fund.
The operating cost is between $4.5 to $10 million dollars. Problem is that the resort has only agreed to fund $2.5 million per year. That leaves us with a potential general fund liability of 2 to 7.5 million per year. This would be an addition to the capital costs of $32 million in which the funding is uncertain as this time. What if the federal/state government denies funding or a grant falls thru? Then the CIty of Anaheim would be stuck with the tab.
Watch as Mayor Tom Tait outlines the issues with the project:
This project is not about improving the transportation infrastructure of the City of Anaheim but rather a blatant misuse of federal/state/local funds to develop a transportation system for Disneyland Resort guests. What about the residents and businesses in the rest of the city that might benefit from these transportation funds being utilized for their benefit.
I am personally appalled that Murray, Eastman, and Sidhu would do something so reckless. But then again what should I expect from folks who couldn't care less about our community at large. Their goal is steal tax revenue, subsidize resort development, and waste taxpayers funds on projects that only benefit the Disneyland Resort. All the while my neighborhood continues to be plagued by graffiti, unmaintained properties, trash, swap meets, gangs, and so on.