FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM APPROVES NEW CITY PLANNING DIRECTOR
ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 23, 2015) David Belmer will join the City of Anaheim as Planning Director, effective May 26, it was approved and announced at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Belmer brings more than 25 years of experience in municipal government, including his most recent position of Assistant City Manager/Director of Economic Development and Community Preservation for the City of Lake Forest, to Anaheim’s residential, business and tourist communities.
Belmer’s experience also includes Community Development Director with the City of Cypress, and various Economic Development, Redevelopment, Code Enforcement and Planning positions with the City of Garden Grove.
“We are pleased to welcome David Belmer to the City of Anaheim,” said interim City Manager Paul Emery. “His experience will serve our constituents well, and we look forward to building upon and enhancing existing services. This is an exciting time in our city, and under his department leadership we will continue to help our residents and businesses achieve their goals for living and business success in Anaheim.”
Anaheim’s Planning Department manages the City’s Building and Permit division, Business Licenses, Code Enforcement, and Planning and Zoning. Current projects include improving Beach Boulevard, operating a successful business assistance program, a business concierge service for small and large construction projects, and maintaining a vibrant community preservation division to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Anaheim.
To learn more about Anaheim’s Planning Department, please visit www.anaheim.net/planning.
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 348,000 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; 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.