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Former Anaheim Council Member Bill Ehrle Passes Away After Long Illness
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 22, 2011) - Former Anaheim City Council member William D. “Bill” Ehrle has passed away after a long illness. He is survived by his children.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ehrle family during this difficult time,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “He served our community with distinction and in doing so had a great vision for the future growth of Anaheim.”

Ehrle, a second generation Anaheim resident, was an ardent supporter for the construction of the now-named Honda Center. The arena was constructed after he left public office, but he had the foresight to know an arena of this caliber would be a world-class sports and entertainment venue, and would complement Anaheim’s existing venues such as Anaheim Stadium (now Angel Stadium of Anaheim), the Anaheim Convention Center, and Disneyland.

Ehrle was elected to the Anaheim City Council in a special election on June 2, 1987, re-elected to a four-year term on November 8, 1988, and served until November 1992. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Ehrle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and a Master of Arts degree in Administration from Chapman University. He taught American Government and Economics at Loara High School and Fullerton College and was Project Manager and Director of the Exploratory Learning Center, a site for experiments in education in Orange County. In addition to being president of his own educational consulting firm, he was also an active member of the Jail Action Committee, Kiwanis Club, Child Safety Foundation, Y.M.C.A., Anaheim Friends of the Library, Anaheim Hills Little League, Anaheim Hills Community Council and Anaheim Museum.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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