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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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Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20201 day ago

Boysen Park, also known as Airplane Park, is named after Charles Rudolph “Rudy” Boysen. Boysen served as the Anaheim Superintendent of Parks from 1928-1949. He also developed the boysenberry, which he created in 1923 by grafting raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries. Boysen was unable to interest farmers in cultivating or selling the sweet-sour berry until 1932, when Walter Knott purchased several vines of the fruit and began growing and marketing boysenberries at his burgeoning Knott's Berry Farm roadside attraction.

I had researched the life of Mr Boysen for some time and had the opportunity to actually meet his granddaughter Jeanette (Nettie) at Boysen Park in 2018.

She now lives in Northern California and raises boysenberries that are direct descendants of the ones first propagated by Rudy in the Napa Valley in the early 1920’s.
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20202 days ago
Free COVID testing. See flyer for details.
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20203 days ago
Looking for a job?

G4S, the company that provides security services at Anaheim's civic center, is hosting a socially distant, drive-thru hiring event on Friday, Aug. 14.

They're looking for part-time and full-time security guards.

In line with state and county health guidelines in the face of the coronavirus crisis, applicants will be required to wear masks and will remain in their cars for the majority of the process.

If you're interested, come on down to the parking lot at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20203 days ago
Earlier this month, the Anaheim Code Enforcement team was able to coordinate a joint enforcement project regarding the encampments at the 91 freeway at East Street and the 5 freeway at Orangewood. Our team worked with City Net and the Police Department and offered shelter/services to the individuals residing there. Once the locations were vacant, Cal Trans and Public Works crews cleaned the areas.

Thank you to our amazing city staff for coordinating this clean up! #anaheimproud
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20207 days ago
I’m very proud to announce my candidacy to again serve our District 5 community. As an Anaheim native who has been active in our civic government and non-profits for most of my adult life, I look forward to serving my hometown for four more years.
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 2020
Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20201 week ago
Food distribution at Ambassador Church. See flyer for details.

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    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Faessel for City Council 2020
1005 South Cardiff Street
Anaheim, California 92806