The process of drawing district boundary maps is already off to a great start. The first set of consultant draft maps and more than a dozen maps submitted by the public were presented during the July 1 Committee meeting. All draft maps are available online.

The draft maps are being presented at all four Neighborhood Council meetings in July, and we invite you to share your thoughts. This next phase is critical and your voice is important to Shaping Anaheim's Future. On August 19, the Committee will move into its next phase that will entail refining the boundaries and narrowing the number of maps for final review and discussion. Join the conversation and help define Anaheim's boundaries by attending a meeting

Listen to residents Tiffany Johnson and Annie Desouza encourage residents to continue attending the community meetings and being involved in shaping Anaheim's future. Additional information is available at 



Special Olympics Host City
Turf Removal Rebate Update
Mito, Japan Student Exchange

The Special Olympics World Games are coming! 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will show the real meaning of joy, courage and determination at the Games scheduled for July 25- August 2. Anaheim is pleased to be a Host Town for the 2015 Special Olympics and will welcome the delegations from Canada and Senegal. Athletes will be welcomed to the City with a celebratory reception and dance on Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brookhurst Community Center. For more information, click here

As the California drought continues, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's popular turf replacement program has been completely subscribed and the enhanced rebate of $3/square foot is no longer available to Anaheim customers. Anaheim Public Utilities will continue to offer a $1/ square foot rebate, as well as the new Zero-Interest Turf Removal Loan to help with upfront costs. For details, click here


The Anaheim Sister City Commission will welcome its annual group of exchange students from its sister city, Mito, Japan July 24-August 2. During their visit, the students will stay with host families throughout Anaheim, visit Anaheim venues, attend local events and experience American life and culture to its fullest. The student's trip will be capped off with a Sayonara Dinner on July 31 where the students will share all their experiences with their host families and the entire Sister City Commission. For more info, click here

Public Safety Pipeline Award
Summer Concerts at Pearson Park
Nature Nights Every Wednesday

Last month, Anaheim received two awards from the Association of California Cities Orange County during the Golden Hub of Innovation Awards; one in the Public Safety category and the second in the Staffing & Service category. In response to many who have expressed a desire to see more public safety professionals from their local neighborhoods, the City developed an innovative Public Safety Pipeline program currently at Sycamore Junior High School. Students are exposed to a variety of careers in public safety all while learning about character building, public service and teamwork. For more, click here.

Two free concerts will be held at Pearson Park Amphitheatre this summer. On Saturday, August 8 we will feature an Elton John Tribute Band starring Kenny Metcalf and on Saturday, August 15, Santa Ways "The Ultimate Santana Tribute Band" will perform. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Anaheim Arts Council will host a beer and wine garden at both concerts. A full concession stand is also available featuring traditional favorites such as popcorn, soda and a variety of sweets including ice cream. For more information, please call (714) 765-5191 or click here.


Come visit the Oak Canyon Nature Center every Wednesday evening from now until August 12 as we feature experts from a variety of natural fields. The FREE activities begin each evening with a twilight walk at 7:00 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. On July 22, join us to learn about reptiles from around the world. Dr. Tom Greek will bring an exciting collection of reptiles including local and exotic snakes, lizards and more. Learn about the lifestyles of these unique reptiles and enjoy an opportunity to touch these animals. For more information, click here.

Let's Continue to Do Our Part
Save Water


Thank you to those that have been doing their part to save water-last month residents and businesses achieved a 25% reduction in water use, which exceeded our 20% state mandate!


Let's keep it up by making sure to follow the mandatory outdoor water restrictions. Limit outdoor watering to two days per week 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. If you would like a free watering schedule magnet, send an email message with your Anaheim mailing address to


For a list of other resources to help you save in and around your home or business, click here .

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