Anaheim Makes Moves Toward District Elections

Anaheim city council members Tuesday will repeal a 2013 ordinance as part of the city’s first steps toward electing council members by district.

Members of Anaheim City Council at a recent public meeting. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

Members of Anaheim City Council at a recent public meeting. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

After voters passed Measure L in Nov. 2014, a ballot measure replacing the city’s at-large voting system with one in which council members are elected by district, the city must now meet a July 2016 deadline for submitting new district maps to the county Registrar of Voters.

Before the passage of Measure L, council members rejected an advisory committee’s recommendation for a ballot measure, instead passing the 2013 ordinance, which requires council members to live in the neighborhoods they represent but  maintains the at-large voting system.

Read the staff report here and the full agenda here. 

Council members will also approve a $167,000, 1-year agreement with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to sponsor several business events, including an economic development conference, business awards luncheon and job fair.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 5:30 pm.