The City of Anaheim would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday season. We are thankful to have residents and businesses that are committed to making Anaheim a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. May the New Year bring us peace and joy.
Anaheim announces new Chief of Police

The City of Anaheim has selected a new Chief of Police - Mr. Raul Quezada. In recent months, qualified candidates from across the country competed for the opportunity to lead the Department. After a thorough, multi-panel interview and selection process, Chief Raul Quezada, who had been serving as Interim Police Chief since May 2013, was confirmed as the best candidate by the City Council at the December 17 meeting. We are pleased to have Chief Quezada in this important role as he continues to keep Anaheim one of the safest cities in Orange County. Anaheim is home to more than 346,000 residents and welcomes 20 million visitors annually. To read more about Chief Raul Quezada, click here, or visit



A Gift of Giving

On Monday, December 23, Anaheim's Cops4Kids program will hold its 6th annual holiday gift and meal delivery. Officers and volunteers will deliver gifts to 130 Anaheim families in need. Families were identified with the help of our partners at six school districts. Help drop off a gift this Friday, December 20, 2013, at the 7-Eleven parking lot at Ball and Gilbert from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. To learn more, click here.

Seeing is Believing

Congratulations to the winners of Anaheim Beautiful's Holiday Light competition. Your holiday spirit would be hard to miss! Winners were selected in the categories of: best animation, best display of lights, best community spirit, most unique, best commercial, and most inspirational. To check out images of the winning lights, click here.  

Your Voice Matters

Last week, OCWD signed a lease agreement with a private firm to build a 400MW power plant on one of the last remaining large public parcels in Anaheim. The City, along with more than 200 neighbors, businesses, and support from the OC Legislative Delegation, will continue the message that this land is the wrong location for a power plant. To learn about how you can voice your opinion click here.


Your Community

Check your mail for the upcoming issue of Recycle Anaheim. This bi-annual newsletter includes information about the 2014 trash collection schedule, household waste disposal locations, and other useful tips. This publication is available in both English and Spanish. To access the electronic version, click here.

Your Neighborhood

The fall issue of Anaheim magazine features a special Anaheim Highlights 2013 insert. This piece provides an overview of upcoming park enhancements in your neighborhood, key capital projects, and the introduction of new public safety programs. To learn more, visit
Our Future...Your Youth
The City recently expanded the Mobile Recreation Program to serve 10 challenged neighborhoods in Anaheim. The Program  offers homework assistance, fitness fun, art enrichment, and provides important resource materials to the community. 

Addressing Homelessness

The City of Anaheim is committed to protecting the safety and human dignity of homeless individuals while ensuring public spaces are preserved for their intended purposes.  As we have seen the homeless population grow in recent years, the City has focused its efforts toward strengthening existing partnerships with neighboring agencies, identified new resources, and explored successful models to connect our homeless community with the services they are seeking. To learn more details on all of Anaheim's efforts to address homelessness, visit

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