The city of Anaheim plans to host a 'community workshop Tuesday at 6 p.m. to let residents weigh-in on the current lease negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The city plans to talk about the current lease agreement and negotiations with the team.
Last September, the Anaheim City Council voted to enter formal lease negotiations with the Angels and owner Arte Moreno. The council also voted to allow the team to opt out of their current stadium lease in 2019 rather than 2016. And, as part of the negotiations, the team will be allowed to call itself the "Los Angeles Angels" and drop the reference to Anaheim in its name.
To keep the team in Anaheim, it's been reported that the city would give Moreno development rights to the parking lots around Angels Stadium if the team's lease is extended an additional 20 to 40 years.
The city has said the stadium needs millions of dollars worth of improvements in future years - mostly maintenance upgrades.
A news release from the city says the community workshop includes talk about development opportunities within the stadium district and why the Angeles benefit the city.
Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions and make suggestions about the negotiations.