We’re taking applications and community input as the City Council is set to consider an appointment to fill a vacancy for District 4 in central-south Anaheim.
The vacancy came about with the December resignation of former Council member Avelino Valencia, who now serves in the California Assembly representing the 68th district, which includes Anaheim.
The City Council is moving ahead with consideration of an appointment, which is recommended by Anaheim's governing city charter.
The Council has until Feb. 2 to make an appointment.
If no appointment is made, a special election would need to be called at an estimated city cost of $206,000 to $227,000.
To be considered, applicants must have lived in District 4 for at least 30 days prior to applying and also be registered to vote.
You can apply and learn more at Anaheim.net/councilvacancy.
Applications are due by Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
Appointment consideration is expected at the Council’s regularly scheduled Jan. 24 meeting, with the option of additional consideration in a special meeting on Jan. 31.
We’re also seeking input from District 4 residents and businesses about what their priorities are for a new representative and anything else the Council should consider in making a prospective appointment.
Those who live or work in District 4 can share input through an easy online form at Anaheim.net/communityinput.
District 4 covers central-south Anaheim and includes neighborhoods as well as the theme parks, convention center and other businesses of The Anaheim Resort.
During the District 4 vacancy, residents and businesses are welcome to reach out to the city manager’s office, the mayor’s office or any Council member for help or assistance.