As expected, Dr. Moreno pulled this item from the consent items.Item 8 on the December 18th Council Agenda is dealing with the DLR, here is the staff report.
That the City Council, by Motion, determine on the basis of the evidence submitted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., that the property owner has complied in good faith with the terms and conditions of Development Agreement No. 96-01 for the 2017-2018 review period.
On October 22, 1996, the City of Anaheim and Walt Disney World Company (Disney) executed the attached Development Agreement (Agreement) that governs the development of The Disneyland Resort®. The Agreement includes development of a second theme park (Disney California Adventure), additional hotel and entertainment areas (Downtown Disney), administrative office facilities, back-of-house facilities, new public and private parking facilities, an internal transportation system, and the ongoing maintenance, enhancement and expansion of The Disneyland Resort. The Agreement has a 40-year term that expires in 2036. The Agreement covers all properties owned or controlled by Disney within the Disneyland Resort Specific Plan (DRSP). The Agreement does not cover properties that Disney owns or controls outside of the boundaries of the DRSP. The attached map shows all of the Disney-controlled properties within The Anaheim Resort.
The Agreement is essentially a contract between the City and Disney that outlines the roles and responsibilities of both parties. It confers benefits and assigns various responsibilities, often times commonly referred to as “obligations." Section 3.1 of the Agreement specifies Disney’s seven obligations. The Agreement required Disney to comply with four of the seven obligations prior to the “Opening Day Project.” The “Opening Day Project” is defined in Section 1.45 and described in Exhibit F of the Agreement and includes Disney California Adventure theme park, Downtown Disney,and the Grand Californian hotel. Disney demonstrated to the City Council in February 2002 that Disney completed the four obligations with the 2001 opening of Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Grand Californian hotel.
As part of its 2006-2007 annual review of the Agreement, the City Council deemed a fifth obligation complete. This obligation pertained to right-of-way acquisition and dedication. The Agreement did not tie this obligation or the remaining two obligations to the Opening Day Project. Compliance with the remaining two obligations, related to the phasing of the “remaining development” and the Anaheim Jobs program, is determined on an ongoing basis by the City Council with its annual review. Disney’s representative has submitted the attached Annual Review letter, dated October 22, 2018. The letter outlines Disney’s activities and compliance within the reporting period (October 2017 through October 2018), including Disney’s performance concerning its remaining two obligations, described below.
Phasing of Remaining Development Beyond the Opening Day Project, Disney has the right, but is not obligated, to continue to develop the theme park, hotels and entertainment area in accordance with the development limits set forth in the DRSP. During the review period, Disney completed a variety of projects to support the new “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” land within the Disneyland theme park and Pixar Pier in Disney’s California Adventure. Also within the review period, Disney constructed and expanded various facilities throughout the theme parks as part of its annual capital improvement and park maintenance efforts.
The Agreement required Disney to develop and submit to the City an Anaheim Jobs program six months prior to the opening of the Disney California Adventure theme park and to maintain the program throughout the term of the Agreement. Staff has attached an updated report on the components of the current Anaheim Jobs program and the activities/events held during the reporting period. Activities include recruiting at local job fairs and at Anaheim Summer Movie nights, as well as posting flyers at Anaheim gathering places. The report also acknowledges the recent closure of businesses at the west end of Downtown Disney. Disney employees affected by the closures were offered other positions at the Disneyland Resort, the majority of whom accepted the positions, while some did not respond to employment offers or opted to seek employment elsewhere.
Staff carefully reviewed the Development Agreement and Disney’s Annual Review letter and found the property owner to be in full compliance with its obligations. Staff recommends that the City Council determine that the property owner has complied in good faith with the terms and conditions of the Agreement for this review period.<<
And had the following attachments.
http://local.anaheim.net/docs_agend/questys_pub/17178/17208/17209/20125/20127/1. Annual Review Letter and Compliance Matrix20127.pdf
http://local.anaheim.net/docs_agend/questys_pub/17178/17208/17209/20125/20128/2. Anaheim Jobs Description20128.pdf
http://local.anaheim.net/docs_agend/questys_pub/17178/17208/17209/20125/20129/3. Development Agreement No. 96-0120129.pdf
http://local.anaheim.net/docs_agend/questys_pub/17178/17208/17209/20125/20130/4. Disney Properties Map20130.pdf
And after the meeting, Dr. Moreno and I shared our holiday wishes to each other. Hope no one caught that awkward moment.What a clown.
Yes, we have a hazmat team currently cleaning up.its good to see that happening, now the city residents can get their parks back.
lets hope that they have plans to sweep the park to make sure there are no left behind needles that can hurt someone.
Thank you for the calm and measured approach you have taken to covering the homeless issue in Anaheim. It is consistent with the kinds of things I have heard from people who are experienced in dealing with homeless populations. Living rough in an urban or even suburban setting is not a good way to live. Add addiction and mental health issues and it's terrible. Getting people into shelter and providing desperately needed support and services is critical to ending the cycle of homelessness.Next is the latest on the ALWI, plus good news for Disneyland's Security CM's.
>>When crowds descend upon the Disneyland Resort, the first workers they often encounter are security guards. Before heading into the House of the Mouse, park goers have to pass through baggage checks, metal detectors and wand scanning to ensure that the Happiest Place on Earth is also the safest. With such an important job, the Independent Employee Service Association (IESA), a union that represents about 1,200 security workers, won a new contract that boosts base pay to $16.60 an hour starting today.
“Everything was done with such good faith with the company,” a Disneyland security guard tells the Weekly, though not wanting to be named. “The way they approached this was so much better than ever before.”
Indeed, the Mouse made haste. Disney came to IESA in November to kick start negotiations months before the union’s contract with the company was set to expire in April. After just a few weeks of negotiations, members ratified the new contract back on Dec. 10 that earned them significant pay raises. The new starting salary for a security “host” at the Disneyland Resort amounts to a 25 percent increase for a job where being bilingual and having previous security, law enforcement or military experience is preferred.
“From implementing the largest wage increases in the resort’s history to rolling out our groundbreaking Disney Aspire education program, we are proud of the work we’ve accomplished [together] to further enhance the experience for our cast,” says Liz Jaeger, Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, in a provided statement.
The four-year contract guarantees pay raises that top out at $18.10 an hour in 2022, a dime higher than the wage scale proposed by Measure L, a living wage law championed by the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions that Anaheim voters passed in November. Belonging to the 11-union coalition, IESA represents about 1,200 security staffers. “I felt I was underpaid, we all did,” says the anonymous security guard. “That’s why we pushed this contract hard. That’s why we joined the coalition and pushed Measure L.”
Disney now reports that about 75 percent of its 30,000 workforce will make $15 an hour or more by the end of this month, a tacit admission that it’s continuing to address issues of pay at the negotiating table irrespective of the living wage law..<<
>>The union made concessions on workplace issues like random drug testing. They also set out to gain higher wages but settled on a contract that ultimately provides a good pay raise–something becoming more commonplace at the House of the Mouse.<<
Sorry, but ANY position in the resort related to Safety should have that clause. Security, Tram Drivers, Ride Operators, etc. Surprised to hear that they weren't subject to testing until now.
You can't tell just by looking, here is a good example.
Looking back after his passing, there were things that add up, from having the need to have a private bathroom nearby (Actually bought a black van for getting to remotes, had a bathroom and bed for napping, was known to disappear during newscasts on weekends (he was in charge of them, besides being an anchor), etc. Strange things but by themselves were looked at as his personal quirks.
Darkbeer, Are they still talking about renovating the stadium or building a new smaller stadium like you've stated before?OK, well, the topic I couldn't discuss last night has made the news...
>>Anaheim’s new mayor and City Council are starting a fresh round of negotiations with Angels baseball, hoping to reach an agreement before the team’s lease for the city-owned stadium expires.
A proposal the City Council is expected to consider Tuesday, Jan. 15, would extend the Angel Stadium lease through the end of 2020 so the two sides have time to hash out a new deal.
After more than 50 years playing in the stadium that bears their name, the Angels in October exercised an opt-out clause; the team would otherwise have been locked into the lease for another decade. Since 2013, negotiations between the city and Angels management have broken down several times, with the last official meeting in 2016.
Past talks have revolved around development rights to 150 acres of parking lots around the stadium and how to pay for the estimated $130 million to $150 million in maintenance and upgrades the stadium will need over the next 20 years.
Mayor Harry Sidhu, who took office in December, said in a statement Thursday that he met with Angels owner Arte Moreno last week.
“From that meeting, it is clear the team’s priority is to stay in Anaheim, if we can work out a deal that benefits our residents, the city and the team. We need a plan to make that happen, and we need time to make that happen,” Sidhu said.
Moreno, in his first public remarks on the issue in some time, said in a statement: “After meeting with Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, we realized a one-year extension will give us adequate time to work collaboratively on a long-term relationship.”
While neither side has commented in recent months on specifics of what they hope a new lease might include, city spokesman Mike Lyster said, “We’re going to look at everything from rehabbing the stadium all the way to building a new stadium.”<<
What can I add? Not much, I am not involved at all with this deal, but got to be included in the after-meeting discussion last night. So all I can say is both sides are serious in making a deal happen, and having a full year to look at EVERYTHING and decide the best path forward.
The just completed deal with the Ducks will be a blueprint as what to expect from both sides.
One angle I liked, the city giving more freedom to the Angels, in return for a bigger share of the profits.
No way to declare any sort of victory, but a positive step forward in keeping the Angels in Anaheim, and much better tone than the toxic position between Mayor Tait and the Angels.
In other items, the city leaders are surprised that UNITE HERE has not sued on behalf of an employee in regards to the ALWI. Seems like UNITE HERE feels they won't win, and might cause the law to be invalidated for legal reasons. And since they are in strike mode region wide, they don't want to have to deal with the loss image wise.
Both, the city and the Angels are going to look at every option, including the 2 mentioned, over the next few months. A lot of number crunching, who pays for it, and what each side gets out of the deal.Darkbeer, Are they still talking about renovating the stadium or building a new smaller stadium like you've stated before?