Anaheim, California

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Anaheim, California
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General information
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Mayor:Tom Tait
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
Last mayoral election:2010
Next mayoral election:2014
Last city council election:2012
Next city council election:2014
City council seats:5
2014-2015 FY Budget:$1.6 billion
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:345,012
Gender:50.3% Female
Race:White 52.7%
Hispanic or Latino 52.8
African American 2.8%
Asian 14.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.8%
Two or More 4.4%
Unemployment:6.5%
Median household income:$59,627
High school graduation rate:73.8%
College graduation rate:23.8%
Related Anaheim offices
California Congressional Delegation
California State Legislature
California state executive offices
Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California. As of 2013, its population was 345,012.[1]

City government

The city of Anaheim utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, carrying out council policies and hiring most city government employees.[2]

Mayor

The mayor presides over city council meetings and official city ceremonies. Tom Tait is the current Mayor of Anaheim.[3]

City council

The Anaheim City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.[4]

Membership

The Anaheim City Council consists of five members, including the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tempore. All of its members are elected at-large, and serve four-year, staggered terms.[4]

Below is a list of council members that is current as of August 29, 2014:

Elections

see also Anaheim, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Anaheim, California will hold elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 8, 2014. If an eligible incumbent did not file by August 8, 2014, the filing period was extended to 5:00 p.m. on August 13, 2014.[5] Two of the four city council seats are up for election.

Budget

Anaheim's budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 totals $1.6 billion.[6]

Contact information

Office of the Mayor
Mayor Tom Tait
City Hall, 7th Floor
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-765-5247
Email: ttait@anaheim.net

City Council
City Hall 7th Floor
200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 765-5247

Lobbying

Main article: California government sector lobbying

Anaheim has reported lobbying expenditures since 2000 (see table).[7]

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2000-2014[8]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2014 $60,000
2013 $120,000
2012 $120,000
2011 $130,000
2010 $160,000
2009 $160,000
2008 $140,000
2007 $160,000
2006 $82,000
2005 $102,000
2004 $110,000
2003 $120,000
2002 $100,000
2001 $100,000
2000 $100,000

Ballot measures

See also: Orange County, California ballot measures

The city of Anaheim is in Orange County. A list of ballot measures in Orange County is available here.

Initiative process

Population as of 2013: 345,012.[1] Anaheim is a charter city.

Anaheim's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in California for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.

The Anaheim City Charter

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process
Main article: Evaluation of California city websites

This website was most recently evaluated Aug. 31, 2012.

The Good

  • Contact information for administrative officials is posted.[9]
  • Council members and city mayor are listed.[10]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are available.[11]
    • You must enter data into fields to retrieve desired minutes.
    • Can also search minutes by key words.
  • Audits and budgets are posted.[12]
  • Current bid opportunities and awarded contracts are posted.[13]
    • Bids and opportunities broken down between operating services, professional services and construction.
  • Information on how to file a public records request is posted.[14]
  • Zoning information and building permits are posted.[15]
    • Awarded permits are also posted.[16]

The Bad

  • Individual contact information for elected officials is not provided.[17]
  • Information on public financed lobbying is not posted.
  • Information on local taxes is not posted.

See also

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