Talks between a developer and Disney apparently have broken off without a resolution to a dispute over a housing proposal in the Anaheim Resort area.
Disney officials announced late Monday that they failed to reach a settlement with SunCal, the developer that wants to build 1,500 homes across from Disney property. SunCal's representatives could not be reached for comment late Monday.
Two council members who support the housing plan and called for settlement talks said they had yet to hear that discussions had ended.
"That's just too bad that they did that," Councilwoman Lucille Kring said. "It's very sad. It should have been taken care of months ago."
Last week the council voted 3-2 to give SunCal and Disney until Aug. 21 to come up with a compromise on the issue.
Rob Doughty, a Disney spokesman, said the two parties started discussions in the spring. He declined to say why talks ended, citing a confidentiality agreement. Disney has launched ballot measures and sued over the plan.
At the Aug. 21 meeting, the council is expected to either repeal its previous decision to allow homes in the resort area or schedule an election on a referendum to overturn the zoning action.
"It's time for them to follow the legislative process and put it to a vote," said Todd Ament, spokesman for a Disney-led group, Save Our Anaheim Resort.