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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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Voting Options for 2020

2020 offers more choices and more options for voting.
Ballots for the November 3 election will begin to be mailed the week of OCTOBER 5.
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#TBT to celebrating “Our Town...Anaheim.” As long time residents, Susan and I were thrilled to join many of our neighbors in reflecting upon our city’s truly remarkable history. It has been a privilege to serve as District 5’s councilman since 2016 and see first-hand how we can ensure a bright future for our community through increased food distribution services, local business development, housing and more!
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Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20201 day ago
Steve Faessel's love for the citizens of Anaheim is very evident. Steve supports local youth and families, helping to ensure that the most vulnerable have access to the programs and services they need. He is a champion for a safe and friendly downtown Anaheim neighborhood.

Thank you, Steve, for your care and concern, for our families and community!

Joe Baldo
Executive Director for Higher Ground Youth & Family Services
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Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20201 day ago
“Steve, you have my full endorsement for your re-election!”
Hon. Trevor O’Neil
Anaheim Council Member District 6
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Faessel for Anaheim City Council 20203 days ago
Anaheim has the opportunity to develop a new park along the river.

Please join a zoom meeting on October 1 at 6pm to share your ideas!

See flyer for details.
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“Yes. Yes. Yes! I have known Steve Faessel for decades. I have watched him work tirelessly for our community alongside his wife Susan. Steve cares deeply about Anaheim and has demonstrated his integrity as a Councilmember for the last four years. Please join me in voting for STEVE FAESSEL to serve another four years as our District Five Councilmember!”

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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
2034 E. Lincoln Avenue #283
Anaheim, California 92806