Council Member Denise Barnes
District 1 News
December 2019

Town Hall Meetings
Do you have trouble making it out to our City Council meetings, but want to share your thoughts?

Join Council Member Denise Barnes for her regular town hall meetings every Monday before a meeting. 

Town hall meetings begin at 6 p.m.

  • Dec. 2: West Anaheim Youth Center
  • Dec. 16: Brookhurst Community Center
  • Jan. 13: West Anaheim Youth Center
  • Jan. 27: Brookhurst Community Center

You can also reach out to us here or call Helen Myers at (714) 765-5032.
WAND Tree Lighting Ceremony
'Tis the season for celebration, community and family fun.

Join us on Dec. 6 for the annual WAND Holiday Tree Lighting at Twila Reid Park. It all kicks off at 5 p.m. with holiday activities, crafts and more. The tree lighting is at 6 p.m.

Questions? Call (714) 609-8070.
Holiday Lights Contest
The holiday spirit is in full swing in Anaheim. 

If you’ve seen an impressive display on a home, apartment community or business, Anaheim Beautiful wants to hear about it. 

Each year Anaheim Beautiful holds a holiday lights contest seeking nominations for best holiday decorations. 

And new this year, each council member gets to select a winner from their district.

Click here for more information.
A Southern California Christmas
Join Anaheim Ballet for an annual holiday tradition on Dec. 14 and 15. More than 150 musicians, singers, dancers from across Southern California will bring you a holiday spectacular packed full of your favorite carols.

A family favorite for all ages, it’s a show that’s sure to make your Christmas season glow brightly. Click here for tickets.
Vacation Home Check
Heading out of town for the holidays? We're here to help make sure you enjoy your trip and don't have to worry about your home.

Just call on the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Program, a group of volunteers through Anaheim Police, and sign up for a vacation check. These trained volunteers will perform a thorough inspection of your property while you are away.

Vacation checks include a perimeter check, physical and/or visual check of all doors and windows, verification of vehicles left on the property and verification of any people found on the property. If something appears suspicious, they'll call for a police officer.

To take advantage of this free service, complete a Vacation House Check Application and return it to the Anaheim Police Department. You can also call (714) 765-1987 or
Avoid Holiday Scammers
The holidays are one of the happiest times of the year, but there are always those that are out to ruin the celebration.
The holiday season usually brings an increase in scam calls to Anaheim residents. These callers often pretend to work for Anaheim Public Utilities, asking for urgent payment or threatening to turn off your power.
If something sounds off, don’t buy it. We’ll never call you demanding immediate payment and we don’t accept prepaid cards or solicit payment in person.
You can always call us at (714) 765-4311 to verify any phone call you think might be fraudulent. 

Click here for more.
Community Services

The winter issue of Anaheim Community Services activity guide is out and you should have gotten a copy in your mailbox.

Registration for winter classes is now open. You can find more information online, or grab your physical copy at a library or community center near you.

Choose from more than 40 pages of activities, events, camps and classes to get involved in.

Winter classes begin in January, register today
Anaheim Shelter Plan
Salvation Army to build 600 bed homeless service center
Since we launched our initiative to address homelessness in 2014, we've helped more than 2,000 people off the streets and onto a pathway out of homelessness.

Last year, we increased our efforts and build three new homeless shelters in our city, allowing us to restore parks, streets and neighborhoods in time for the holidays.

But we know there is more work to be done.

We are working with The Salvation Army on our next step, building the Center of Hope homeless service center.

Things are moving along and we expect to see this come before the City Council next year.

For more on our efforts, visit
Anaheim Libraries
Haskett Library Happenings

Read the latest Haskett Library Report.

So Much More!

Learn the latest about what's coming up at your local Anaheim Public Library branch!

Check out the library's city calendar by clicking here.
Love Anaheim
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season?

Sign up for Love Anaheim's volunteer service day Dec. 11. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and help pack food bags to be given to seniors who are having a hard time making ends meet or have experienced a traumatic incident or event.

T hese bags will brighten the day of those who receive them. To volunteer, click here .

If you can't make it to the event, you can still help. If you would like to donate towards the food bags, please click here.
To all the residents in
District 1

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!
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Please contact Helen Myers
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