City of Anaheim Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 cell
ANAHEIM CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TO HOLD MEETING ON MARCH 28
Meeting to be held at the Downtown Community Center
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 27, 2013) Anaheim’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement (CAC) meeting on Thursday, March 28 will feature review of a memo from the City of San Jose outlining the history of their electoral system, a presentation from Anaheim HOME as offered at the prior meeting, and a dialogue led by Steven Lynn, former chair for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), on how to develop a process to discuss the Committee’s recommendations and how to begin drafting a report to the City Council.
Lynn was the presiding officer for the IRC and conducted more than 100 meetings and hearings. In addition, he has worked with community processes, including as an administrator and consultant to more than 50 municipalities in Arizona, Nevada, California and Puerto Rico.
The CAC, formed on Aug. 10, 2012, will report its findings and recommendations directly to the City Council by May 31, 2013, including recommendations on: Potential changes in the City’s election systems; How to encourage voter registration; How to identify and engage community groups in elections and in local government decision making; Language assistance programs; and other techniques to promote full participation in the electoral process.
The March 28 meeting will be held at the Downtown Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Anaheim Central Library is located at 250 East Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805. Related items and the meeting agenda are posted online at www.anaheim.net/CACElections.
Spanish language translation services are available at all CAC meetings upon request. Alternate language translation services are available for CAC meetings by calling 714-765-5162 at least 48 hours in advance. CAC meetings, which include a time for public comments, are recorded and available for viewing online at www.anaheim.net/CACElections and on the City of Anaheim local access channel, ACTV Channel 3. Future meeting information will be posted online at www.anaheim.net/CACElections.
The City also has an email subscription system by which any resident can receive updates to the CAC, including future meeting agendas, or any other city-related topics. Please click here to customize your free email subscription to any of a number of city news and information subjects.
The 11-member CAC continues to offer information and presentations to promote the full participation of all residents, neighborhoods, community groups and ethnic groups relating to the City’s electoral system. All are welcome to attend the public meetings.
For more information please visit the CAC webpage at www.anaheim.net/CACElections.
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.