Local Services Measure - November 4 Ballot

This November, Anaheim residents will have three measures to consider as part of the upcoming municipal general election.


The most recent measure, Measure N, would reaffirm the revenue transfer from the Anaheim Public Utilities to the City's General Fund. City of Anaheim voters have voted twice since 1976 to allow the Anaheim Public Utilities (a city-owned, not for profit utility) to transfer up to 4% of its revenues to the City's General Fund.


The General Fund is used to pay for a variety of services, such as 911 emergency and medical response, and police and fire protection (which account for more than 50% of the City's annual budget). The General Fund is also used to pay for neighborhood services that include street and road repair, parks and recreational programs, graffiti removal, after school programs, and senior services, among other efforts.


To learn more about Measure N and the other measures on the November 4 ballot, click here.


Added Transparency

The Anaheim Police Department recently received approval

from City Council to

purchase and

implement body worn

cameras for its

officers. The capture

of video evidence during police-related contacts will help to enhance the Department's ability to gather and preserve evidence. It also 

serves as an added layer of transparency and provides public accountability by 

giving a more detailed

account of events. After 18 months of testing, officers are expected to begin receiving the cameras in the coming months. To learn more, click here.

Military Banner Event

We hope that you can join us as the City of Anaheim honors 12 new members of the Military Banner program on Monday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. in George Washington Park, located at 250 East Cypress Street. The Military Banner Program began in 2009 as a way to honor the heroism of Anaheim residents currently serving overseas. The newest military honorees will join the program's 90 brave men and women who have been previously honored for their valor and selfless dedication to serving our country. The program will also feature a special unveiling recognizing Anaheim as a Purple Heart City. To learn more, click here.

Solar Achievement

The Anaheim Convention Center recently completed the installation of a 2.4 megawatt solar panel system on its rooftop. With nearly 8,000 panels that span more than 300,000 square feet, this installation is the largest solar array on any city-owned convention center in all of North America. The system will generate an estimated 3.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is enough energy to power 600 homes for a year. The addition of these solar panels is just one of the many sustainable elements featured at the Anaheim Convention Center, to learn more, click here.

Renewable Farming

The Community Services Department is excited to highlight a new partnership with Renewable Farms and their farming concept, Aquaponics - an environmentally-friendly way to grow vegetables using a sustainable food production process that harnesses natural nutrients and saves water. As part of this partnership, 150 local Anaheim students from Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim Youth) will receive hands-on training and learn how to raise aquatic animals, like fish, and utilize the hydroponics technology to cultivate plants in water. To learn more, click here.

Ready, Set, Go!

Anaheim Fire and Rescue invites you to attend the annual Ready, Set, Go! Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station #10, located at 8270 Monte Vista Road. Learn how to READY your property, SET plans for home survival and evacuation, and be able to GO when necessary. You won't want to miss this fun and informative day for the whole family. Check out wildland fire demonstrations, fire equipment and get a visit from Smokey Bear and friends. This event kicks off National Fire Prevention week(October 5-11), to learn more, click here.

Wall of Heroes

As part of Anaheim Public Library's effort to pay tribute to the local military and veterans who serve our country, seven of the City's libraries have created a photo display, titled "War Comes Home," to help memorialize
our heroes. 
Submit a photo of a loved one in uniform that will be proudly displayed for all to see and share their appreciation for their service. And, while supplies last, don't miss out on the opportunity to pick up a FREE copy of the 2014 California Reads book, "What it is Like to Go to War" by Karl Marlantes. To learn more, click here.

New Mandatory Water Restrictions
In response to the State's emergency drought regulation, the Anaheim City Council approved five new mandatory water conservation measures. 


The following outdoor water uses are now prohibited:

  • Watering of outdoor landscapes or turf that causes excess runoff.
  • Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle.
  • Washing down driveways and sidewalks with potable water, except to address an immediate health and safety need.
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative feature, unless the water is recirculated.
  • Irrigating landscape between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except spot watering with a hose and nozzle or as necessary for irrigation system maintenance and repair. 

For more information on saving water or program details, click here.

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