Council Backs Plan to Remove Neighborhoods From Project
The Anaheim City Council endorsed a recommendation Tuesday night to revise the boundaries of the Katella Redevelopment Project.
Norm Priest, community development and planning director, had recommended that several residential neighborhoods be withdrawn from the proposed $2.7-billion project after homeowners complained.
The council’s action directs the Redevelopment and Planning commissions to eliminate about 19%--or 4,823 households--from the project.
Neighborhood groups, angry that their areas had been designated as blighted under the plan and fearful that redevelopment would be used as a pretext for Disneyland’s expansion plans, had vowed to fight the project together.
Twelve neighborhood meetings have been scheduled at high schools to explain the project and to respond to residents’ concerns.