Hot off the press from Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman:
Serving the residents of Anaheim in my first term on the Anaheim City Council has been both a privilege and an honor.
Together, we have worked hard to successfully restore public safety and important community services to pre-recession levels, build new parks and better roads, bring stakeholders together to create good-paying jobs for Anaheim residents, and revamp the City’s election process to implement district elections and strong neighborhood representation.
Public safety is a major priority for our community. A safe city begins with safe streets and neighborhoods. That is why we have hired more police and firefighters to ensure our residents and business community are well protected. To make Anaheim an even greater place to live and play, we have also expanded access at our libraries, parks, and community centers.
An important economic engine that has played a key role in helping to pull Orange County and Southern California out of our recent economic recession, the City of Anaheim has worked hard to prioritize economic development and job creation. A great example of that activity is our recent expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. The project helped create more than 1,860 new good-paying jobs for local residents. World-class living, dining, and entertainment are coming to the Platinum Triangle, and West Anaheim is the center of a burgeoning renaissance.
Furthermore, over the last year, hundreds of Anaheim residents have engaged in the most thorough and democratic governance discussion our city has had since its founding in 1857. Just a few weeks ago, after a series of public hearings, hundreds of hours of testimony, and earnest conversations throughout our city, the City Council unanimously implemented a map of six city council districts that will guarantee equitable neighborhood representation, along with our directly elected mayor.
But we still have a lot of work to do!
Since 2008, I have done my best to faithfully represent all Anaheim residents as an Anaheim Union High School District Trustee and as an Anaheim City Council Member. Now, as we approach the November 2016 election, I am excited to announce that I will be a candidate for re-election within the city’s newly created 3rd Council District!
I am looking forward to a dynamic campaign — one where we can discuss how to make the city and neighborhoods of the 3rd Council District safe and strong, and how we can continue to create good jobs that recognize the skills and dignity of our residents. I am anxious to continue to work to make the 3rd Council District and the entire city a shining example of how residents, businesses, and public servants can come together to strengthen civic life in Orange County.
I hope you will join us at my campaign kick-off and birthday celebration on March 24th at the residence of Sherry and Mitchell Caldwell (invitation here and below), and learn more about the campaign at jordanbrandman.com. If you are unable to attend but want to support the campaign, please click here to contribute today. We have a lot of work to do — and I need your help!
Thank you for your support.