So strike the term "tax incentives" and substitute "corporate welfare". Some, like me, think the Mickey and Friends deal went too far in Disney's favor. Granted, Disney played Anaheim off Long Beach brilliantly. There are so many layers to what has gone on between all the players, including SOAR, UNITEHERE, the Master Services Unions, and others. And many of us have nuanced positions on some of the issues. I'm in favor of a higher wage for Disney workers. UNITEHERE's ALWI was a tactic, as was the Union Coalition's survey and resulting publicity. They needed a sledgehammer to make Disney budge after several decades of systematic wage suppression. Now thousands of Disney workers will have a little easier time surviving. I like the 4-star hotel incentive, but Disney's plan was a dog that no one loved. I'm not totally opposed to the ALWI in principle, but I'm uncomfortable with the retroactive nature of it. But I don't lament the loss of Disney's dog of a hotel. So all of this is a mixed bag AFAIC.I've got good news for you and Dr. Moreno!
The two (2) Anaheim tax incentives Disneyland was potentially allowed to benefit from, the 4 Star Hotel bed tax rebate and a non-existent but potentially future ticket tax rebate, have been cancelled. Several months ago Disneyland's president Mr. Damaro sent a registered letter to Anaheim City Hall asking to cancel the agreement for that bed tax rebate and the non-existent ticket tax rebate.
Then Disneyland cancelled the 4th hotel they had announced to be built on Disneyland Drive. Disney's 4th hotel land now sits largely vacant, except for some food trucks and a sandwich shop.
All tax incentives that benefit Disneyland, neither of which had been activated nor had yet paid a dime in tax rebates to Disney, are gone now. Anaheim tax incentives for Disneyland Resort don't exist. Marriott and Westin are lined up to receive those bed tax incentives when their new 4 Star hotels are completed, but not the Walt Disney Company.
But for discussion board purposes in late 2018 and into the 2020's, there's no "massive tax incentives" that exist between the City of Anaheim and the Walt Disney Company.
There's more to this than Anaheim good/Disney bad (or vice-versa). And I appreciate Darkbeer's knowledge and expertise, but his unrelenting partisanship exceeds the boundaries of a Disney fan site.
Bottom line, I want Disney and Anaheim to have a more productive and equal relationship going forward. But vilifying the unions or people who want Anaheim to stand up to Disney is not productive. These issues are more complex than that.