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City Council Voting Districts Take Shape
Revisions continue through the Summer
ANAHEIM, Calif. — (June 30, 2015) Three draft voting district maps will be unveiled Wednesday as the City and community take the next step to shape Anaheim’s future.
The draft maps will be presented to the public and the Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts by Justin Levitt, the City of Anaheim’s demographer. The presentation is the next step in an ongoing process as Anaheim works toward a historic election milestone in 2016 that will see City Council members elected by districts.
These are the first set of draft maps that will be presented for public comment. The City’s demographer has used demographic data, legal criteria, Committee direction and community input to develop the proposed boundaries for six City Council districts.
The community is encouraged to attend the meeting to view and comment on the maps.
- When: Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.
- Where: City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
- Location: Council Chambers, first floor
As part of Anaheim’s districting process, the City’s demographer will provide hands-on mapping assistance to residents one hour prior and immediately following the meeting. Community members are encouraged to submit their own maps of the six districts through July 31.
Additional public meetings will be held through September to solicit input to further refine the district maps. An Advisory Committee composed of five retired Superior Court judges will then recommend a boundary map, which will be presented to the City Council by Oct. 6.
The City Council will hold three public hearings before the end of the year and finalize the six City Council voting districts by Dec. 31, 2015.
This change will mark the first time in the City’s 150-year history that Anaheim residents will select their City Council Members from districts, instead of from across the city at large. Beginning with the 2016 elections, each of six newly drawn districts will elect its own City Council Member who must reside within that district. For more information, the Committee’s meeting calendar and to view public district maps, visit www.anaheim.net/districts.
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 and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 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; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.