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Anaheim_Chamber_LogoThis “Action Alert” went out yesterday from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce regarding an item on today’s City Council agenda, namely a move by Mayor Tom Tait to immediately kill the city’s Enterprise Zone contract with the Chamber:

ACTION ALERT: Support Needed for Chamber at Anaheim City Council Meeting

Dear members of the Board of Directors,

In case you have not seen the following linked article, Mayor Tait intends to introduce a motion tomorrow night to immediately terminate the city’s Enterprise Zone contract with the Chamber on the position that it is not needed since the enactment of AB 93 – legislation to eliminate Enterprise Zones beginning January 1, 2014.

“Anaheim Chamber’s deal for doomed program up in the air”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-519723-chamber-anaheim.html

The reality is there is still much work to be done for the remainder of 2013, before AB 93 takes effect, and cancelling the contract would be premature and deprive Anaheim businesses of the opportunity to utilize EZ incentives for the rest of the year. Additionally, we need to work with the City to market and help companies utilize the new $3.75 billion in tax incentives created under AB 93 over the next five years and Chamber leadership has already met with the Governor’s office last week to begin the process.

Here is why the Chamber’s partnership is vital to the Anaheim Community:

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