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ANAHEIM PLANNING DEPT. SEEKS RESIDENT INPUT FOR HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE
ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 26, 2013) Anaheim residents are invited to attend upcoming meetings to learn about the City’s Housing Element Update and to offer input on what is important to both their specific neighborhoods and the City as a whole.
The need for all forms of housing in the City will be discussed, including single family homes, apartments and senior housing at both market rate and affordable levels. The Housing Element is one of seven State-mandated elements of the City’s General Plan. Under State law, the Housing Element helps ensure that cities adopt land use plans and regulations that encourage housing development that meets local needs, and provides the framework to address the existing and projected housing needs of the community.
The meeting dates and locations are as follows, with the same information to be presented at each workshop:
Monday, April 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center Street
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
East Anaheim Community Center
8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Thursday, May 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Ave.
The workshops are designed to support the 2014-21 Housing Element Update program by providing an opportunity to gather direct community input on the opportunities and challenges the City faces towards meeting the housing needs of current and future Anaheim residents. The City has also updated the its Housing Element webpage which provides additional information on the Housing Element update program, including the City Council-appointed Housing Element Ad Hoc Committee. The webpage also contains a link to a survey that allows residents and stakeholders to provide housing-related comments electronically.
For more information on the Housing Element Update please visit www.anaheim.net/planning and click on the Housing Element link.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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.