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Posted on: January 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Anaheim sees 14 applications for District 4 appointment, Council to consider Tuesday

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2023) — Anaheim has wrapped up the application period for candidates to be considered for an appointment to fill a City Council vacancy representing District 4 in central-south Anaheim with 14 qualified applications submitted.

You can see the applicants at 


Anaheim's City Council is set to consider an appointment at its regularly scheduled Jan. 24 meeting, with the option of additional consideration in a special meeting on Jan. 31.

Applicants are set to be on hand to make statements, answer questions from Council members and to hear comments from the public.

Anaheim’s District 4 seat was made vacant by the Dec. 4 resignation of former Council member Avelino Valencia, who in November was elected to the California Assembly representing the 68th district, which includes Anaheim.


The City Council voted on Dec. 20 to move forward with an appointment process, which is recommended by Anaheim's governing city charter.

Per Anaheim's charter, the City Council has until Feb. 2 to appoint a representative to fill the District 4 vacancy.


If the Council does not make an appointment, a special election would need to be called at an estimated city cost of $206,000 to $227,000.


We also sought input from District 4 residents and businesses about what their priorities are for a new representative. You can also see comments received at


Applications and comments were due by Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.


To be considered, applicants must have lived in District 4 for at least 30 days prior to appointment consideration and be registered to vote.


District 4 covers central-south Anaheim and includes neighborhoods as well as the theme parks, convention center and other businesses of The Anaheim Resort.


During the District 4 vacancy, residents and businesses are welcome to reach out to the city manager’s office, the mayor’s office or any Council member for help or assistance.

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