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About Steve

A bit about my background.

I was elected as your Councilman in November 2016. The Orange County Register called me the Anaheim Kid. I was born and raised here, my wife Susan and I have lived in the same home, next to Anaheim Coves, since 1975. In August we will be married 48 years!

I’m retired from the Hardware Industry, but I’m also a credentialed continuing education instructor and I’ve taught Electrical Wiring and Codes for the North Orange County Continuing Education for 45 years. Some of my students have gone on to have successful careers in our own Anaheim Public Utility.

I have also been a local historian for most of my adult life. I’ve written 4 books about Anaheim.

I was Chairman of the Board of our resident owned Anaheim Public Utilities during the California energy crisis of 2000.

The General Plan is the blueprint of our City or, the outline for future development. I served as part of the City’s General Plan Advisory Committee from 2000 to 2004 where we worked to update the General Plan, creating strategies to enhance the livability of our neighborhoods, revitalize blighted areas and preventing gridlock.

Twenty years later, I see things like the renaissance of our downtown and historic neighborhood, the under-grounding of our electric utilities and synchronizing our traffic signals as proof that we were successful in keeping Anaheim ahead of the challenges that confront modern living. We must keep Anaheim a great place to live, work, play and raise our families.

I also served on the Planning Commission for seven years, where we helped implement many of the parts of the updated General Plan.

I then went on to Chair the City’s Budget Commission where we worked to make certain the City maintained a Balanced Budget, with NO TAX INCREASES!

I’ve also spent the last five years, serving as your representative on the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). Along with Anaheim, the MWD provides clean, safe, reliable water to 19-million Southern Californians.

Family, faith, and a commitment to a better life for all of our residents…that has been my mission from the start.

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I enjoyed speaking with the owner of Brewery X, a business located in District 5!
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The Westin Anaheim Resort is hiring 400 new positions for its planned opening this October.

Job Fair Details:

August 4 & 18, 2020 - Hiring for Food & Beverage, Front Office, Culinary, Stewarding, and Engineering only

August 25, 2020 - Hiring for Housekeeping, Front Office, Guest Services, Bell/Valet, PBX, Food & Beverage, Culinary, Stewarding, and Engineering

from 10AM-12PM & 1PM - 3 PM

The Anaheim Hotel
1700 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA

Live interviews and hiring on the spot for some positions. Temperature checks, face masks and social distancing required.
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This Day in Anaheim History!

On August 4, 1939, the historic La Palma Park was dedicated. The name of the park was chosen via a lottery. One of the first uses for the 21 acre park was a hardball diamond and concrete bleachers that were used as spring training grounds for a number of the Pacific Coast AAA teams, including the Los Angeles Angels in the 1943-1945 seasons and the St. Louis Browns in 1946.
The March 3rd, 1938 OC Flood destroyed most of the construction that had been done to date, requiring the park to essentially be built twice.
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Anaheim Library’s Newsletter is a great source of information!
The library may be closed, but you can find many virtual programs for kids, teens and adults!
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This last Friday, Susan and I joined the Anaheim Family YMCA team and reresentatives from the Anaheim Elementary School District, Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) as well as the owner-operator of West Anaheim’s Grocery Outlet to celebrate the deliver of over 1 million meals since March 16 to the most in need in our neighborhoods.

ART is now providing three busses and drivers to help fulfill the Y’s delivery needs. Susan and I have also participated in several of the Y’s neighborhood deliveries.

Anaheim’s Grocery Outlet store was on hand to offer additional staples to the many cars in line.

Congratulations to the YMCA and all of its partners in this significant achievement!
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Upcoming Events

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  • Final event test

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Test event two

    July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Test Event 1

    July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Faessel for City Council 2020
1005 South Cardiff Street
Anaheim, California 92806