From the Harry Sidhu for Mayor campaign:
Longtime Orange County business owner and former Anaheim City Council Member Harry Sidhu is strongly positioned in his Mayoral campaign after his significant September 27th kickoff fundraiser which garnered over $207,000 in contributions and commitments. Nearly 100 prominent community, business, and government leaders attended the event featuring guest speakers State Senator Janet Nguyen, OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, and Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring.
A key highlight of the event was Harry announcing his “Three Point Plan” for Anaheim, focusing on:
- Safe Communities – “I will set a goal to hire 25 new police officers to help ensure neighborhoods are safe, reduce response times, and provide lifesaving help to homes and communities when needed; Support the recently adopted City Council ‘Operation Home Safe’ Resolution by directing available resources and developing compassionate solutions to the growing homeless problem while cleaning-up the unsafe riverbed situation; Encourage enhancement of our City’s emergency management and preparedness operations; and Updating of fire stations and equipment.”
- Responsible Economic Development – “We must create tax incentives to encourage further growth and investment in the Platinum Triangle/Stadium District to implement the development vision for this area; Work with Angels Baseball to finalize an agreement to keep them in Anaheim; Advance development of the land between the stadium and Honda Center into an ‘Anaheim Live’ mixed-use entertainment district that would join Honda Center and ARTIC; Establish an economic assistance program to incentivize upgrading of limited service hotels comprising 90% of the Resort District to generate higher average daily room rate, which in turn will generate local tax revenues to our General Fund for community investment; Develop a dedicated fund for West Anaheim neighborhood enhancements and beautification program comparable to the Resort District; and Set a goal of creating 15,000 well-paying jobs and local hiring preferences within the next 5 years.”
- Workforce/Affordable Housing – “Anaheim has a high cost of loving and many of our families and workers are forced to make long commutes to support Anaheim jobs; We need to entice development of workforce/affordable housing by changing our zoning laws covering at least 100 acres to encourage development of 8,000 workforce housing units both for sale and for rent; Allow ‘Mother-in-Law’ quarters on lot sizes of 7,500 sq. ft. or more; and Set a goal of creating 10,000 jobs over a 10-year period.”
Harry’s “Three Point Plan” continues his approach to implementing forward-thinking initiatives to benefit the community. For more information on Harry Sidhu and his candidacy for Mayor, please visit www.harrysidhu.com.