ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2017) — Anaheim’s City Council has taken a major step toward stronger, more responsive and accountable local government with the adoption of a comprehensive “sunshine ordinance.”
The ordinance, which passed by a 7-0 vote on Aug. 15, provides new rules for public meetings, city projects and outside lobbying, including by recently departed city employees and officials.
“These are commonsense measures that strengthen accountability and enhance confidence for the residents and businesses of Anaheim,” Mayor Tom Tait said. “They now know that their city operates under some of the highest standards of ethics and good governance in Orange County.”
Here are the key provisions of the ordinance:
“Building trust and confidence in our decision-making is essential to effective governance,” said Council Member Jose F. Moreno, author of the ordinance. “Bringing ‘sunshine’ into City Hall is a milestone for our city and fulfills a promise to expand transparency and integrity I made upon joining the City Council.”
The ordinance, which takes effect in September, can be found here.