CONTACT: Linda Andal, CMC, City Clerk, City of Anaheim, 714.765.5166, email@example.com
ANAHEIM, Calif. — (July 6, 2015) The City of Anaheim will continue to hold community meetings through September to solicit input and comments on refining the boundaries that will Shape Anaheim’s Future. Anaheim residents are encouraged to submit their own proposed maps defining six City Council voting districts, by July 31.
The next Committee meeting will be held:
- WHEN: Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Ponderosa Family Resource Center, 2100 S. Haster Street, Anaheim
- WHY: Listen to residents from across Anaheim who join the City in encouraging public participation in community meetings.
Hands-on assistance to create and submit a map will be available to residents one hour prior to and immediately following the meeting. Residents have already developed and submitted 15 maps for consideration.
“We are extremely pleased with the number of maps submitted during this first phase and the involvement of our residents in this important process,” said Linda Andal, City Clerk. “Public participation is critical to shaping the future of Anaheim.”
At the July 8 meeting, the first set of three draft maps outlining the six districts will continue to be discussed and refined. The preliminary maps have been drawn by the City’s demographer, using demographic data, legal criteria, Committee direction and community input. The Consultant’s draft maps and public submissions can be viewed at: www.anaheim.net/districts.
Going forward, a voluntary Advisory Committee, composed of five retired Superior Court judges, will recommend district boundaries to the City Council in Oct. The City Council will then hold three public hearings and finalize the districts by the end of the year.
Beginning with the 2016 elections and, for the first time in the City’s 150-year history, City Council Members will each be selected by their own district.
Visit www.anaheim.net/districts for the updated meeting calendar, Mapping Toolkit, FAQs and background information.
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 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.