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ANAHEIM CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETINGS CONTINUE
Community is encouraged to attend and participate
ANAHEIM, CA – (October 14, 2013) Anaheim residents and community members are encouraged to attend the next Charter Review Committee meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Anaheim City Hall’s Council Chambers (200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805) at 6 p.m.
The Anaheim City Council approved the creation of the Charter Review Committee on May 28 to serve as an advisory body to the Council to conduct a thorough review of the Charter. Since its inception, six community meetings have been held to date, and the upcoming topics for discussion are:
The Charter Review Committee has plans to prepare a Recommendations Report at the end of the year for City Council’s consideration. Any change to the City’s Charter can be made only by the vote of Anaheim’s residents. If members of the community are unable to attend, comments can be provided online from the City’s Charter Review web page, or submitted in writing to the Anaheim City Clerk’s Office.
The Anaheim City Charter, the City’s fundamental governing document, outlines certain authorities and restrictions the City has over municipal affairs. It was adopted in 1964 and approved in 1965, thereby establishing Anaheim as a Charter City in the State of California. City charters are often referred to as a city’s “constitution” and can function both to expand local city control over municipal affairs, as well as limit a charter city’s power. Since adoption of the charter, the City of Anaheim has conducted four charter reviews, approximately one every 10 years, and during that time 27 amendments have been adopted. The most recent charter review took place in 1999.
To learn more about previous discussion items and upcoming meetings, please visit www.anaheim.net/charter.
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 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 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, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.. 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.