FROM Bryan Starr
Disneyland Seeks 30-Year Tax Exemption In 1996, Disneyland worked out a deal with the City of Anaheim. The Happiest Place on Earth was made exempt from an entertainment tax for the next 20 years. Next year, that time will be over, and Disneyland wants an exemption for another several decades. We get two perspectives, from Adam Elmahrek, who covers local government and politics for the Voice of OC , and Bryan Starr, senior vice president of government affairs for the Orange County Business Council .
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