Kris Murray was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2010, and elected by her Council colleagues to Mayor Pro Tem on Dec. 17, 2013. Previously, Murray was Vice Chair of the Anaheim Public Utility Board, committed to keeping Anaheim's rates for water and power among the lowest in the region. She also represented the City of Anaheim on the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Board of Directors. As an elected council member, she continues to serve as a board member of MWD, in addition to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Executive Committee and Regional Council, and the Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG).
Mayor Pro Tem Murray is committed to the city's non-profit community including Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs, Cops for Kids, Anaheim Family Justice Center, Anaheim Beautiful, and many others serving children and families. Kris is also is co-chair of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Economic Partnership.
Murray holds a bachelorís degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach and a Masterís Certificate in Transportation Management from the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University.
During Council Member Murrayís tenure, she has been a strong advocate of the following, serving Anaheim taxpayers and residents:
Protecting Anaheim Families, Communities and Private Property
Fighting crime, drugs, gangs and graffiti are some of the council memberís highest priorities. She is a strong supporter of Anaheimís world class police and fire departments, which work to make Anaheim one of the safest cities of its size in the nation. Council Member Murray is also working to strengthen code enforcement to preserve the cityís many unique and historic neighborhoods. Council Member Murray is working on a major initiative for Kids, Parks, Arts and Libraries (KPAL) that will launch in 2013 to ensure that Anaheim has the highest quality parks and libraries anywhere in Orange County.
Growing Anaheimís Economy
The City of Anaheimís economy is recovering much quicker than many cities across California because of the diversity of our industry base and because of the strength of the Anaheim Resort District, the most important economic engine and source of jobs in our city. Council Member Murray serves as the co-chair of the Anaheim Economic Development Partnership aimed at growing jobs throughout the city. This will make Anaheim the best choice for businesses looking to expand or relocate in California.
Expanding Transportation Options and Cutting Traffic
For more than a decade, Council Member Murray has worked to improve Anaheim's streets, roads, commuter rail, and bus systems. She helped deliver new funding for transportation projects that will expand Anaheimís economic base Ė including the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Center (ARTIC) transit center that will help to move residents and the more than 26 million visitors to our city annually throughout the resort areas, county and greater region. She supports emerging transportation programs that will provide increased access to the city while reducing traffic on streets and roads such as the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC) Ė a modern streetcar system from ARTIC and Stadium areas to the Convention Center, GardenWalk and Disneyland Resort. For more information, visit www.aconnext.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact Council Member Murray or her staff with questions
Mayor Pro Tem - Kris Murray
City of Anaheim
Office of the City Council
City Hall, 7th Floor
200 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
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