FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO HELP DESIGN DISTRICT SHAPES
ANAHEIM, CA – (May 28, 2015) – Community meetings are being held to gather comments and ideas for drawing district boundaries. The Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts is reaching out to residents by meeting on various evenings and in neighborhood communities, as well as City Hall.
The next meetings, to be held at 6:30 p.m., are set for Thursday, June 4, at the Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave; Tuesday, June 9 at the East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.; Wednesday, July 1 at City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd, 1st floor; and Wednesday, July 8 at Ponderosa Family Resource Center.
One hour prior and immediately following each meeting, demographer, Justin Levitt, is available to answer questions and provide individuals with support in using the online mapping tool to draw district boundaries or pencil in boundaries on paper maps for submittal to the City Clerk.
The Hon. Edward J. Wallin (Ret.) of Anaheim chairs an Advisory Committee of five retired Superior Court judges who volunteered to gather comments and maps developed by residents. The Committee will recommend the shape of Anaheim’s voting districts to the City Council, which will hold public hearings and make a final decision by the end of 2015.
The City encourages residents to be part of the conversation and share your suggestions. For additional information, go to www.anaheim.net/districts for mapping instructions, FAQs and the meetingcalendar.
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 visitwww.anaheim.net.