Orange County Register | November 2, 2016 –
In Anaheim’s City Council, District 5, race, we endorse Steve Faessel. In addition to nearly 30 years of experience as an executive of Ace Hardware, Faessel has had extensive involvement in community groups and on local government boards such as the Anaheim Public Utilities Board, Planning Commission and Budget, Investment and Technology Commission. Although we strongly disagree with his enthusiasm for the luxury hotel subsidy, we have broad agreement on a number of other issues.
“I’m not a supporter of taxes of any kind,” Faessel told us. In addition, he opposes the streetcar and the prospect of the city paying for a new baseball stadium for the Angels. He calls the short-term rental ban “draconian,” and says the city could have looked more at permitting rentals in certain areas.