The Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement met atotal of 12 times, the first meeting was held on October 18, 2012 and the final meeting was
held on May 9, 2013. The City Manager’s Office provided sta
ff support to the committee.Representatives of the offices of the City Manager and City Attorney were in attendance at the meetings.
The Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement (CAC)was established by City Council resolution 2013-038
The resolution charged the CAC with
providing “advice to the City C
ouncil on promoting the full participation of all ethnic and
racial groups in local elections, including recommendations on the following:”
Potential changes in the City
’s election systems, including election by district,
residency-required districts, continuing with an at-large elected mayor or resuming
Anaheim’s historic system of having the mayor appointed by the council, the
number of districts, if any; cumulative voting; traditional voting; and the date of elections;2.
How to encourage voter registration;3.
How to identify and engage community groups that can assist the City withencouraging resident participation in elections and in local government decision-making;4.
What language assistance programs would be cost effective to encourage resident participation in city elections and local government decision making; and5.
Other techniques, approaches, methods, or alternatives that, in the estimation of theCommittee, should be considered by the City Council or recommended to groups oragencies with the ability to act to promote the participation of racial and ethnicminorities in the electoral process.
Appointments to the Committee
CAC members were appointed to the committee based on the procedure establishedby City Council resolution 2013-038. Three members
of the CAC resigned prior to thecompletion of this recommendation, and were replaced as prescribed in city councilresolution 2013-038. Vivian Pham was elected from the membership of the CAC to Chairthe committee. The CAC membership upon completion of this recommendation was asfollows
:Appointee Appointed by:Amanda Edinger Council Members Kring and BrandmanAnthony Armas Council Member EastmanBill Dalati Mayor Tait Sandy Day Council Member MurrayKeith Olesen Council Member Murray
the full text the resolution appears in the appendix
Peter Agarwal, David Dias, and Joseph Karaki
listed in alphabetical order by surname