Place your own text here.
City Council resolution paved the way for Star Wars Land, announced Aug. 15 at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim

It's official! Star Wars Land is coming to Anaheim.
At Disney's D23 Expo, held at the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. 14-16, Disney CEO Bob Iger offered a glimpse into what will be a tremendous boost to tourism and jobs in Anaheim. The 14-acre Star Wars Land will feature two new attractions including a secret mission on the Millennium Falcon, plus enhancements to the existing Star Tours ride and Jedi Training Academy, and more.
See the announcement by clicking here
This is exciting news for the city of Anaheim and follows the City Council's July approval of an entertainment tax policy. In return for the Council approving an entertainment tax policy and development agreement, Disney committed to investing a minimum of $1 billion into Walt Disney's original theme park in Anaheim. The magnitude of the Star Wars Land unveiled at D23 is a strong endorsement of the city's policy. This will be a major investment that will generate jobs, grow tourism, and create additional revenue for the city, which in turn will be used to enhance services for our residents.
Additional Park enhancements were announced as well. Please click here for more information.


New city website redesign simplifies and streamlines

Anaheim Fire & Rescue,  Visit Anaheim to host 911 Remembrance Ceremony
Improved bicycle and pedestrian connection at ARTIC

You asked for it, and this week a revised and improved city website makes it easier than ever to find the answers and services you need. Simplified and streamlined, residents can pay a bill, find out about free events in your neighborhood and much more. The service-oriented site was built using resident feedback. Looking for information on city services? Simply use the new search feature to find the answer quickly. We invite you to visit to check out the revised site.
All are welcome to join Anaheim Fire & Rescue and Visit Anaheim for the annual September 11 Remembrance Ceremony, to take place on Sept. 11, 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza, beginning at 9 a.m. The ceremony will remember the lives of those lost and will pay tribute to those who responded on that unforgettable day as well as those who continue to serve the community today. We will never forget the emergency personnel and civilians lost or injured on Sept. 11, 2001. Please click here for more information.
The Santa Ana River Trail project in south Anaheim now provides a 1,600-foot long river walk along the westerly side of the Santa Ana River from the south side of Katella Avenue to the railroad tracks. The trail is located alongside the ARTIC transit hub. The project features a planted retaining wall, decorative metal railing, pedestrian lighting, planting and irrigation, and metal interpretive kiosks. This project will serve as a point of entry and encourage pedestrians and bicyclists to travel to and from the  ARTIC facility. For more information on ARTIC, visit

Anaheim Water Conservation Continues
Anaheim Mayor joins Play Ball initiative
Anaheim becoming an even more film-friendly city
Thank you Anaheim residents! You have helped us exceed the 20% target for water savings as established by the State Water Resources Control Board. Let's keep the trend going. In terms of cumulative savings, Anaheim saved over 500 million gallons (see photo) to date, on our way to reaching the 3.3 billion gallon goal by February 2016. Anaheim customers are adhering to the two day per week watering schedule and applying for indoor and outdoor rebates that help save water. Although El Nino conditions have provided summer showers, water still needs to be conserved to make up for four years of severe drought conditions.
Mayor Tom Tait recently joined 100 local elementary and junior high children at Lincoln Park to Play Ball, an initiative introduced by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major League Baseball. Tait donned his glove and cap to take grounders, catch aspiring pitchers and help kids with their swings. Baseball teaches teamwork, perseverance, leadership and sportsmanship, according to Mayor Tait, who brought his message of Anaheim as a City of Kindness to the clinic. The Anaheim clinic was hosted by nonprofit Higher Ground Youth and Family Services. We invite you to learn more by watching this video.
You may see some familiar sights and sounds next time you turn on your television or stream content online. Within the past few months, locations in Anaheim were selected by major studio and production companies for filming television episodes and commercial spots. HBO's "True Detective" filmed its season closer at ARTIC. A major network has filmed a few episodes for a fall series at locations throughout the city. Three more production companies have recently utilized locations in Anaheim, including at ARTIC, for their sets. Filming supports jobs (local businesses, equipment suppliers, food and beverage), but it's also fun to see a familiar location on television.
District Boundary Maps Taking Shape - Narrowed to Three
Nearly 30 maps representing various shapes of Anaheim's six City Council voting districts have been narrowed to three - with the possibility of additional revisions during September.
To see the maps and determine where your address would fall on each of the proposals, go to Click on: View All Draft Maps with Overlay; Select a Map of your choice; and Enter your address in the Search field.
There is still time for residents to participate in this historical process. Residents from across Anaheim encourage community participation in this final stage; your feedback and vision on specific boundaries is important to the process.
The last two scheduled meetings will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Loara High School and Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Anaheim City Hall Council Chambers. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and during these meetings, the Committee will be deciding on its final recommendation to the City Council.  The Council will then hold three public hearings and finalize the districts by the end of the year. Beginning with the 2016 elections, candidates for City Council must live in and be elected by their district.
For additional information and resources, please visit:


Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
 View our videos on YouTube

Check out upcoming events click here.
    To view past issues of the Andy Anaheim newsletter, click here.