Council Member Denise Barnes
District 1 News
September 2019

Town Hall Meetings
Join Council Member Denise Barnes for her regular town hall meetings, hosted every Monday preceding a Tuesday council meeting. This is your chance to have your voice heard and share comments, questions and concerns on items coming before the City Council. 

Town hall meetings begin at 6 p.m.

  • Sept. 23: Brookhurst Community Center
  • Oct. 21: West Anaheim Youth Center
  • Oct. 28: Brookhurst Community Center
  • Nov. 4: West Anaheim Youth Center

If you can't make it to the meetings, feel free to reach out to us here or call Helen Myers at (714) 765-5032.
District 1 News
West Anaheim Dog Park
A long-awaited dog park at Maxwell Park is moving forward.

Design work with an architect is underway with an anticipated opening in mid-2020.

The 1-acre park will include spaces for large and small dogs, a decomposed granite area for dogs to run and play, agility equipment as well as benches, drinking fountains, shade trees, lighting and fencing.

The project is part of the city's ongoing work at Maxwell Park, where a homeless encampment was cleared in late 2018.

In addition to the dog park, we also have improved lighting and landscaping at the park.
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39 Commons
A shopping center with a grocery store is moving forward at Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue with a development agreement for the site recently approved by our City Council.

We expect to see work start on what's known as 39 Commons in the new year.

In the meantime, Anaheim Community and Economic Development will continue to maintain and secure the property until development starts.

The developer, a partnership of Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. and Irvine-based Greenlaw Partners Inc., is working to improve the appearance of the fencing around the site.

In response to resident concerns, the city's coyote control contractor visited the site to assess and respond to any activity. No signs of coyotes were found at the site.

We will continue to manage any coyote activity as part of the city's coyote management plan.  
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Affordable Housing
An old Econo Lodge motel on La Palma Avenue near Magnolia Avenue is on its way to becoming a fresh start for those recovering from homelessness in Anaheim.

It’s all thanks to a new program approved by the City Council in June that allows for motel, commercial and office space to be converted to affordable housing.

Jamboree Housing, an Irvine-based nonprofit that has built several other affordable housing projects in Anaheim, is the first to come forward with a project under the new program.

The project would transform the 70-room motel into 69 affordable studio apartments, plus one one-bedroom for an onsite manager. The plans call for onsite supportive services, such as mental health counseling, job training and medical services, plus amenities including a community garden and an outdoor barbecue area.

The project is awaiting final funding approvals, but is expected to be open to residents in 2021.
Keep Our City Clean
Dumping of trash and other debris on roadways, streets and alleys and other public areas is not only illegal but a blight to our city.

Common abandoned items we see around our city include televisions, furniture, paint, yard waste and construction debris.

Help us keep Anaheim clean. It's easy thanks to the city and Republic Services, Anaheim's waste and recycling company.

Bulk Items

You can get free bulk-item pickup service three times a year, with up to 20 items per pickup. Items include furniture, appliances, bundled or bagged yard waste and electronic waste.

To schedule, call (714) 238-2444 or visit .

Bin Rental

Got a big cleanup or construction project? Republic Services has a variety of bin sizes available for your cleanup or construction project.

To order, call (714) 238-2444 or visit .

Hazardous Waste

Drop off your hazardous waste at 1071 N. Blue Gum St. The collection center accepts a variety of materials such as paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes, pesticides, sharps and electronic waste. 

While you're there, visit the Material Exchange Program, which allows you to get up to five items per week from a selection of partially used containers of household, yard and car care products.

Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with closures on holidays and rainy days. Call (714) 834-4000 or visit for more.
What Is Take Me Home?

Designed to help find and reunite missing loved ones, Take Me Home is a registration program that can those with a utism, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Down Syndrome and others in the event they go missing.

The program provides law enforcement crucial information about registered loved ones that will help should they ever go missing.

Take Me Home helps law enforcement by providing emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions and photographs.

A loved one's communication abilities, routines, behaviors and other helpful information also may be entered to assist law enforcement.

For more information, please go to their website here.
Andy's Map: Your Anaheim Development Guide
Ever wonder what's being built on that corner you always drive by?

You're in luck! Andy’s Map is an interactive online tool that has information on development projects throughout the city.

You can view the status of projects, export data, view renderings and get project contact information. Projects are updated daily and include commercial and residential development, tenant improvements on private property and improvements on our city’s roadways. 
Call (714) 765-5139 for more information or click here .
Our Marines at the Big A!
Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Anaheim's adopted unit, came to Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Aug. 31 to see the Angels take on the Boston Red Sox.

Known as the "Single Marine Event," it was a chance for Marines from Camp Pendleton without spouses or immediate family in the area to enjoy a day out at the ballpark.

It is one of the many great events put on by the Anaheim Marine Adoption Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers supporting Marines and their families.

You can learn more about the committee here.
Anaheim Alert

Anaheim Alert is the best way to stay up to date on major events in our city, such as road closures, emergencies and more.
Sign up today.
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Fall Events
  • Saturday, Sept. 14, is the Senior Health, Resource & Fitness Fair at the Downtown Community Center. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. is the Pawfest Free Pet microchipping at the Brookhurst Community Center.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 (from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is the annual Health & Citizenship Fair at the Anaheim Convention Center. For free health and dental services please register at For citizenship services please register at
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. there will be a coyote management plan meeting at the Downtown Community Center.
Haskett Library
Want to know the latest offerings at your local Anaheim Library branch? Check out the latest Haskett Branch Board Report.

Stay in the Loop
Getting information about your utilities account just got even easier.

We’ve launched a new text service, giving you the ability to get alerts about your account right to your cell phone.

You can get alerts when your bill becomes available, without waiting for it to arrive in the mail. If you accidentally miss a payment, the text alerts can remind you that your bill is past due — before service gets interrupted.

Want to sign up? Just log into “My Account” at  and update your communication preferences. It’s that easy.

Questions? Email us at .

Yoga, crazy fusion sessions, teen events, etc...…

Check out the library's city calendar: click here.

Would you like to read this newsletter in Spanish?  Please contact Helen Myers
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