The Anaheim City Council majority is set to vote on another ridiculous giveaway. This time it involves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The council majority is set to give Angels’ owner Arte Moreno the rights to the the parking lot at the ballpark for 66 years at a price of $66.
One local activist has sent out this e-mail:
Please invite your friends and neighbors to come and speak at tomorrow night’s City Council meeting. We would like to get a couple of hundred speakers speaking against this horrible giveaway to the Los Angeles Angels. We will continue this meeting until the early morning hours of the 4th, so that every one will be heard. Then maybe the Council will wake up, stay awake, and listen to us — the residents of Anaheim — instead of Big Business and Special interests, whose only interests are money, lots more money, and screwing Anaheim and its Residents!
A $1.00 a year lease of the Anaheim Stadium 19 acre parking lot for 66 years is anoutright theft from us residents of Anaheim. The fact that they can build anything they want on the parking lot with out any environmental studies or approval, and sublease to any one they want to, is an insult to all of us.
If there is to be this kind of giveaway, bring it to the people, let the people vote! The Council is elected by the people of Anaheim to represent the best interest of the residents of Anaheim — not of special interests or their cronies.
See you tomorrow night.
If you can't make it, please take the time to e-mail the council at (copy and paste):