Anaheim City Council to Receive One Boundary Map
The Advisory Committee approves report and recommends map to be presented to the Council during its Oct. 6 meeting
Anaheim's Advisory Committee on Electoral Districts will deliver its report and recommended boundary map, which shapes six voting districts, to the Anaheim City Council on Oct. 6. The Council will then hold three public hearings and finalize the districts by the end of 2015. The hearing dates are scheduled for Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, all beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers (map).
The recommended map has one Latino-majority and two Latino-plurality districts. It also splits the two city landmarks - the Anaheim Resort and Platinum Triangle - into two districts.
The Advisory Committee's report details more than 30 maps submitted and testimony received from dozens of residents during five months of public meetings. The volunteer Committee of five retired Orange County Superior Court judges has reviewed maps submitted by residents and the city's demographer, listened to residents define their vision of their communities and responded by unanimously supporting one map.
Beginning with the 2016 fall elections, each of the six districts will elect its own City Council member who must reside within that district. This change will mark the first time in the city's 150-year history that Anaheim residents will select their City Council members from districts, instead of from across the city. The mayor will continue to be elected at-large from across the city.