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New Hotline Seeks Input From Public On Regulatory Relief For Business To Promote Prosperity In Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 13, 2011) - The City of Anaheim launched a new hotline today to receive suggestions on ways to reduce local government regulation. Business owners and other interested community members can call the hotline—714-765-4900—with specific ideas on how Anaheim could streamline or eliminate local regulations that would attract new businesses and help current businesses prosper in our city.

The hotline is a creation of the City of Anaheim’s Regulatory Reform Task Force, which was announced by Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait in his January 2011 State of the City address. In his speech, the mayor said, “Our goal should be to eliminate as many job-killing regulations as possible, streamline those that are truly needed, and make Anaheim the most jobs-and-business friendly city in California – a place where entrepreneurs can make their dreams come true and create jobs for the many that so desperately need them.”

The 14-member Task Force, which convened for the first time in March of this year, is chaired by Dr. Thomas Turk, Associate Professor of Management at Chapman University. In addition to the telephone hotline, the Task Force is also offering citizens the opportunity to e-mail their suggestions to Regrelief@anaheim.net.

“In this era of high unemployment, low economic growth and little job creation, this Task Force couldn’t be timelier,” said Dr. Turk. “As charged by the Mayor, this body will listen closely to the business community and other citizens to hear ways that government can support—rather than thwart—job creation. I invite any member of the public to share their ideas on how to increase prosperity in Anaheim by cutting more red tape. I look forward to seeing the suggestions.”

For more information on the Task Force, its membership and its mission, visit www.anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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