Looks like the whole O'Connell Family is into the game of stealing city TOT revenue for their development projects.
Turns out Bill O'Connell's brother Jerry O'Connell invested in the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove and is now the co-owner. What did the city of Garden Grove give Jerry O'Connell and his fellow investors? Free land that the City of Garden Grove purchased utilizing $17.7 million in federal housing funds and a TOT subsidy.
It might also interest you to know that Jerry O'Connell used to the sit on the City of Anaheim's Planning Commission and ran for city council and lost in 2004.