ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2021) — Anaheim is accepting applications for a City Council member to represent District 2 in west Anaheim, who will be appointed by the City Council to fill a current vacancy.
Applications are available as of Aug. 25 and due by Sept. 8. at 5 p.m. The City Council will review all applications at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
You can learn more an apply by visiting Anaheim.net/councilvacancy.
The seat is currently vacant following the Aug. 5 resignation of former District 2 Council Member Jordan Brandman. You can read more about Brandman’s resignation here.
Anaheim’s city charter calls for the City Council to appoint a replacement council member in the event of a vacancy within 60 days, or by Oct. 4. If no appointment is made within 60 days, the charter calls for holding a special election.
An appointed representative will serve out the reminder of the current District 2 term until November 2022, when the seat is up for regular election.
The appointed representative would also have the option of running for election to represent District 2 through 2026.
Consideration for appointment
Applicants must live in District 2, which is partly bounded by Magnolia Avenue at its far western edge with Brookhurst Street also serving as part of its western edge at the district’s southern and northern reaches.
The district is bounded by the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north, Katella Avenue to the south and Euclid Street to the east. You can find a district map here.
Applicants must be what is known as a “qualified elector” ― someone who is at least 18 years old, lives in the district, is registered to vote and is not currently serving a felony conviction sentence.
The City Council will review applications and consider an appointment at its Sept. 14 meeting. Applicants are welcome to attend and speak to their interest in the appointment.
As part of the application process, applicants will be asked about:
- Years living or working in Anaheim
- Professional and educational experience
- Experience with city, county or other government boards and commissions
- Any nonprofit, professional, technical or community organization involvement
- Interest in serving including priorities for District 2, and any additional qualifications
Taking appointed office
If an appointment is made by the City Council on Sept. 14, the appointed District 2 representative would be sworn in and take the seat at the Sept. 28 Council meeting.
Applicants can apply and learn more at Anaheim.net/councilvacancy. For questions on the application process, call the Anaheim City Clerk’s office at (714) 765-5166.