City of Anaheim, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2013
Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 cell
ANAHEIM TO PROVIDE FULL SPANISH TRANSLATION SERVICES BEGINNING WITH MARCH 26 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 26, 2013) – Last January, the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved the addition of full Spanish language translation services at all City Council meetings for a one year pilot period. Beginning tonight, the Anaheim City Council meetings will have Spanish language interpretation services available via listening devices (headsets). The City already provides Spanish translation for members of the public who wish to address the Council.
Additional translation service provided by the City include: the City’s website, www.anaheim.net, which offers a feature for translating text into several languages; quarterly Neighborhood District meetings that are staffed by city staff members bilingual in English and Spanish, with additional language services available with notice no later than 10 a.m. the day preceding the meeting; and translation services for anyone visiting City Hall, directly through city employees or through an over-the-phone translation service. Approximately nine languages are spoken by City employees certified in their respective language.
City Council meetings are held at in the Council Chambers at Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Meetings begin at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Meetings are streamed live and archived on www.anaheim.net, and broadcast on Anaheim Community Television Channel 3 (ACTV3). The meetings are replayed at various times on ACTV3.
The 2013 City Council meeting calendar, agenda and related information is posted on the City Clerk page at www.anaheim.net, or by clicking here.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.