Bryan Starr

Orange County Business Council

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Senior vice president of Government Affairs for the Orange County Business Council

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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.

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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.

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