The Anaheim City Council has approved a deal to allow Anaheim Arena Management, the operator of the Honda Center, negotiate and sell the naming rights to the city’s signature transportation hub, known as the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC.
Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray publicly criticized Mayor Tom Tait at a city council meeting Tuesday over a phone call he had with Orange County Fire Authority Chief Jeff Bowman exploring the possibility of outsourcing the city’s fire department.
Anaheim City Council members failed to endorse an existing anti-camping ordinance aimed at people living on the streets, tabling a request by Councilwoman Kris Murray to “reaffirm” the city’s existing approach to addressing homelessness.
The Anaheim City Council Tuesday voted 6-1 to form youth and senior commissions with Councilman James Vanderbilt voting against the proposal. According to a staff report, the Anaheim Youth Commission (AYC) will consist of 21 appointed members age 14 to 26, representing each of the six districts in Anaheim. A Senior Citizen Commission will also be reinstated, with seven members age 60 and over. The commissions will be taking applicants in the coming months. Candidates for the Youth Commission under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian, as well as a 2.0 GPA.
“The length of our council meetings are exceeding any acceptable level…and are frankly becoming abusive to the public and to the staff,” said Councilwoman Kris Murray, who requested the council discuss the changes and take action at their May 23 meeting.