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ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS ON DISTRICTS AND VOTER PARTICIPATION
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 12, 2013) The Anaheim City Council at last night’s City Council meeting held a public hearing on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee’s (CAC) final report and the issues of establishing electoral districts in Anaheim, as well as increasing the size of the City Council. Council members heard from residents as well as members from the CAC on their final report on this important issue.
Upon conclusion of the public hearing, Council passed a motion that City staff return to the City Council on July 2 for discussion and consideration on the following items: (1) an ordinance establishing residency districts for Council members with election to occur at-large by city-wide vote, (2) a proposed charter amendment for consideration by the voters at the June 3, 2014 election to establish residency districts for Council members with election to occur at-large by city-wide vote and (3) a proposed charter amendment increasing the City Council from 4 to 6 (with the Mayor continuing to be separately elected and elected at large).
The regularly scheduled July 2 City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers (200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805). The public is welcome to attend and participate through the public comments process. For more information on how to participate in an Anaheim City Council meeting, please visit the City Clerk page at 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.