Good News! The City Budget numbers are in for FY 2015/16 and guess what? We've made you No. 1. That means, as an Anaheim resident, you're our highest priority and we're planning a lot of improvements and upgrades citywide to make living here easier, safer, happier, and more prosperous. Here are some of the exciting highlights.

  • Addition of 10 new Police Officers, our 40 in 4 initiative, now in its second year, aims to grow the department by 40 police officers in four years to make our city safer than ever.
  • Enhancements in safety and emergency response services.
  • Doubling our Fun on Wheels mobile recreation program, enabling us to visit 10 neighborhoods twice a week with after-school homework assistance, fitness fun and art activities.
  • Addition of daily after school programs with homework help and skill building at 10 parks located in neighborhoods where our youth will benefit most.

For more information, visit www.anaheim.net/budget or look out for the Anaheim magazine coming to your mailbox next week. 


Celebrate with Care this Fourth of July 
Know Your Watering Days
Get Involved in Your Neighborhood

The July 4 holiday is quickly approaching and we want to remind you to celebrate with care this Independence Day. We have all the information you need about the sale and discharge of safe and sane fireworks posted online. You will also find a helpful article in the upcoming summer issue of Anaheim magazine, out next week. Reminder: the discharge of safe and sane fireworks is only allowed on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in areas outside of the Fireworks-Free Zone. To see a map of this area and for additional information, please 
click here

Mandatory outdoor water restrictions are now in effect. Let's all do our part to save by limiting outdoor watering to two days per week-and only before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Homes and businesses with street addresses ending in an odd number are only allowed to water on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and those with even-numbered addresses may water on Sundays and Thursdays. For a convenient checklist you can refer to and information on rebate programs to help you eliminate water waste, click here.


Learn more about the latest drought restrictions and share your feedback on the City's new website! Join us tonight at the community meeting to learn more. June Neighborhood Council meetings are this Wednesday, June 17 at the Downtown Community Center, Thursday., June 18 at the East Anaheim Community Center, and Tuesday June 23 at the Brookhurst Community Center. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. For more information on the upcoming meetings schedule, click here

Summer Concerts at Pearson Park
Fire & Rescue Graduates
Coming Soon- New Anaheim Website!

The City's Family Series begins this Friday night, June 19 with Circo Etero Circus.  Summer Nights Under the Stars is held at Pearson Park Amphitheatre at 401 N. Lemon. The Family shows are held on Friday evenings from June 19 - August 7 and begin at 6:30p.m. Children under 8 are FREE and all others are only $3. Free parking is available around the park and in the lot located at the corner of Cypress and Anaheim Boulevard. For more information, click here 


Last month, Anaheim Fire & Rescue proudly welcomed 19 new members to its fire family and honored 16 during a Promotion & Graduation held at the City National Grove of Anaheim.  The graduating class of 19 recruits from Anaheim Fire & Rescue's Training Academy was the largest in years and the promotions included the ranks of Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captains, Engineers, Fire Prevention Inspectors and EMS Education Manager.  

To learn more about the latest graduates and Anaheim Fire & Rescue, click here

The City has been working on a new, improved website and we hope you're going to love it. We are completely redesigning anaheim.net to make it easier than ever to find the answers and services you need. Before we launch the website this summer, we want to hear from you to make sure we get it right. Join us at an upcoming meeting this Wednesday, June 17, Thursday, June 18 or Tuesday, June 22. You can also take a moment to check out the new site and fill out the brief survey. Click here to learn more about the upcoming meetings and new website. 

Help Shape Anaheim's Future 


On July 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, the Committee will be presented with the first set of district boundary maps, which will be based on community input, the Committee's direction, and legal rules. Brief videos, such as this one by Justice Edward A. Wallin, explains why he thinks these meetings deserve your time. Justice Wallin is a retired Superior Court Judge and chairs the Advisory Community that is listening to community comments and will make boundary recommendations to the City Council.  A video featuring Anaheim residents is also being aired to garner participation. 


Whether you like to find information online, watch a video, hold a paper flyer in your hand or discuss mapping with a demographer, the City of Anaheim is reaching out to you. The outreach campaign is part of a historic milestone in Anaheim's election process. During the City's 150-year history, residents have elected Council Members from across the city. Starting in 2016, each of six newly drawn districts will elect its own City Council Member who must reside within that district.  


At least two community meetings are being held each month in various locations around Anaheim and at City Hall to gather community comments. The City's demographer is available for an hour prior to the meetings and immediately after, to help residents draw and submit their own district boundary maps.  


Additional information is available at www.anaheim.net/districts, including mapping instructions, FAQs and a meeting calendar translatable into different languages. 

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