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Your feedback is important to us and we believe the community is one of the best sources for determining what park enhancements would work for your neighborhood needs. We encourage you to fill out the Parks and Facilities Feedback Form or contact us directly at 714-765-5155.
No. There is no charge for receiving an automated meter. The cost of the meters is part of our operations and we believe that, over time, their effectiveness will continue to help us maintain low rates.
Having an automated meter at your home in no way changes the rates, you pay for electricity and water so you should not expect your bill to increase significantly after you get an automated meter. There is the theoretical possibility that your old meter was “slow” (not recording your full usage), in which case, yes, your bill may increase once you receive a new, correctly functioning meter. Although we have seen reports of unexpected bill increases from residents in other cities, we have not received any such complaints from customers in Anaheim who have already had automated meters installed at their homes.
If you feel that your bill does not accurately reflect your true consumption, please contact us to schedule an energy audit for your home.
Your bill will look the same as it always has. Once your meter is installed and configured correctly, it will be sending 15-minute interval consumption to us. In order to calculate your total consumption and register reads during a 2-month billing period, our meter data management system tallies up the energy you used during each of those intervals and adds that to the previously billed read. In other words, we are not simply subtracting your meter reading at the beginning of the billing period from your meter reading at the end of the billing period.
In many ways, automated meters enhance your personal privacy by negating the need for bi-monthly visits to your home by a meter reader. And as always, your electric and water consumption information is used by Anaheim Public Utilities strictly for billing purposes.
All of our computer systems, devices, and communication networks, from your meter to our back office billing system, and everything in between, utilize modern security protocols and comply with applicable standards issued by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Yes. The LCD display on the front of your new electric meter is always on and, depending on the exact model of meter you receive, will rotate every few seconds between digital screen displays. Watch for the screen that shows a number other than all 8s. Each time a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity is used; this number will increase by 1. The more electricity you use, the faster the number will increase.
No. In most cases, your electric meter will be replaced first and later follow-up with your water meter. You will still be notified either way.
Yes. There will be a brief interruption to both your electric and water service. The interruption to your power will likely be less than 10 minutes, after which you may need to reset some of your electronic devices, such as digital clocks. Your water will be temporarily turned off for approximately 20-30 minutes. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Yes. Anaheim Public Utilities’ trained meter technicians will be installing your automated meter. Meter Technicians have completed a 3-year apprenticeship and are experienced in testing, inspecting, and installing automated meters. They can be recognized by their uniform with photo IDs and company vehicles.
No. You do not need to be home when the new meter is installed; however, our representatives do require unobstructed access to both your electric and water meters. About 2 weeks prior to your upgrade, you will receive a letter from us informing you of the exact date that we will be replacing meters in your neighborhood. If after receiving the letter, you would like to request a specific appointment time, please contact us at 714-765-3300.
Several days before your meter is replaced, we will leave a reminder notice on your door. Please take this opportunity to ensure that you have made arrangements to unlock gates and secure pets as necessary.
If we are unable to install your meter, we will leave a hang tag on your door with further instructions.
You will receive a notification letter to replace your meter. If you have registered with us as a Lifeline customer, we will call you a week before the installation of your new meter to schedule an appointment to conduct the meter exchange.
If you have any questions, please call us at 714-765-3300. Customer service representatives are available Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
No, we are a public agency so we do not sell any customer information to outside companies.
Ordinances are the acts or laws of a municipality, duly enacted by the proper authorities and expressed in written ordaining form. City Council is given the power to pass ordinances (G.C. 37100) as long as they are not in conflict with the laws and Constitution of the State of California and the United States. An ordinance is the most binding form of action taken by the City Council.
A resolution is a written action or decision of a municipality that usually does not require the legal processing of an ordinance. This form of City Council action cannot contain penalty clauses.
Currently, the ACC has only 160,000 SF of meeting and ballroom space to compliment its 813,000 SF of exhibit space. Unfortunately, more and more conventions and trade shows require at least 200,000 SF of meeting space. According to market research reports, date unavailability and inadequate space at the ACC accounted for a significant amount of lost events and potential revenue. As a result, Anaheim is losing convention/tradeshow business to its competitors, indicating there is a strong market demand for ACC to expand.
Additionally, the City would be able to take advantage of historically low interest rates – which are lower today than they are 90% of the time. And, if we delay, interest rates will likely continue to increase. An increase of .25% will cost more than $500,000 each year.
Taxpayers will not have to pay any additional funds for the expansion of the ACC and the General Fund will not incur any added annual debt service.
Retain existing business. Capture larger meeting intensive conventions. ACC currently cannot accommodate due to lack of meeting space. Maximize our occupancy by holding concurrent conventions. With an expanded Convention Center, the ACC will have room to hold multiple large events simultaneously, or have one event being set up while another event is breaking down. Replace Car Park 1- a parking structure in need of significant repair. The ongoing maintenance effort to keep Car Park 1 operational has been increasing for several years. Surveys conducted by structural engineers on a semi-annual basis show a steady increase in number of slab crack repairs, as well as column support, spall repairs, and lack of ceiling height to allow for seismic retrofitting. Capitalize on economic and fiscal benefits. The total measurable tax revenue to the City is estimated to be $9.5 million annually or $112 million over a 10-year operating period. Create jobs. An estimated 1,860 jobs during construction will be created and 2,043 new jobs will be supported annually.
Ultimately, if we do nothing to the ACC then it is estimated that event activity will decrease, we will see an increase in operating loss, and reduction in the overall economic and fiscal benefits. In fact, by doing nothing, it will have a negative effect on the tax revenue that comes into the City’s General Fund. This tax revenue is a viable and critical financial source and it is used to fund the bulk of city services. Whereas, if we expand the ACC, it will not only enhance its marketability but also improve the Convention Center's competitive position for the next 10-15 years.
We know that we can expand our marketing reach to include large corporate, technology, and medical meetings as examples of markets that find Anaheim and the campus setting to be a desirable location to convene and conduct business. Adding 200,000 square feet of flex space will allow the ACC to compete in these growing markets.
78 percent of groups would utilize the proposed flex space as exhibit space, and 90 percent of respondents would utilize the proposed flex space as meeting/ballroom space.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue currently offers a FireMedics Program to residents and businesses within the city of Anaheim. The voluntary program is designed to assist the community members of Anaheim in the event of an emergency by waiving the costs of emergency medical services and ambulance transportation not covered by medical insurance. Payments made by insurance will be accepted as payment in full.
Should you need emergency medical services, a response fee of $439 will be charged per call. If additional services are needed, such as ambulance transportation, total costs could be upwards of $3,000 per person. As an alternative to paying these costs, the FireMedics Program allows residents and business owners the option of paying $5 per month ($60 per year) to cover any deductible or copayment the patient may otherwise incur. This ensures no out-of-pocket expenses to members. Membership provides coverage for an unlimited number of calls.
For a residential account, membership covers remaining response and transportation expenses for everyone who resides in your home, anywhere in the city of Anaheim. The program also covers visitors if they have a medical emergency while at your home.
For a business account, membership covers remaining response and transportation expenses for all employees if an emergency occurs while working at the enrolled business address. Customers of the business are not covered by the program, but their individual residential membership may cover them if they reside in the city of Anaheim.
If you do not subscribe to the FireMedics Program, you will still receive the highest level of emergency medical treatment and transportation when you call 9-1-1. However, you will be billed for the paramedic response and ambulance transportation, as applicable. We will file a claim with your insurance company but any remaining balance, co-payment, or deductible would be your responsibility. There is no guarantee that your insurance company will cover any part of the claim, which could be upwards of $3,000 per call.
Every insurance carrier is different. You will need to check with your carrier to see if emergency medical services costs are a covered benefit. If your insurance carrier does cover part of the costs, there may be a deductible that is higher than the $60 annual fee you would pay for our program.
Although Medi-Cal patients would not be responsible for a co-payment or deductible after Medi-Cal is billed, the FireMedics Program would still cover all other household members who may not have Medi-Cal insurance. Additionally, the FireMedics Program offers other valuable benefits such as: hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction, and first aid classes that are available to all members, including those with Medi-Cal.
If you receive a residential or commercial Anaheim Public Utilities bill, we can conveniently add the $5 per month fee to your bill. If you do not receive an Anaheim Public Utilities bill, an annual payment of $60 can be made payable to the City of Anaheim. To ensure proper enrollment, please note “FireMedics Program” on your check or money order.
No membership card will be provided, as the residential or business address enrolled serves as verification of membership. There is no need to notify emergency personnel of your membership in the program; we will verify status after the incident when billing begins.
No. We do not have reciprocity with other cities’ programs.
No. As long as only one business is involved (one business license only), we will charge the business for one membership. We can reference your secondary accounts to the enrolled account, which shows your current FireMedics Program status.
Please contact us at 714-765-4060 to verify enrollment and we will be happy to assist you.
Since July 1985, for those participating, billing for the FireMedics Program has been included on the municipal utility bill as directed by the City Council.
Please notify us as soon as possible if you have a change in address or contact information, such as phone number or email address. Please do one of the following:
Email us at FireMedics@anaheim.net. Include your name, address, and telephone number.
Call us at 714-765-4060.
Send us a letter indicating that you would like to update your address and/or contact information. Include your name, address, email, and telephone number. Mail to the address below:
Anaheim Fire & RescueAttn.: FireMedics Program201 S. Anaheim Blvd., #300Anaheim, CA 92805
You may cancel your membership at any time but no refunds will be issued. Please do one of the following:
Send us a letter indicating that you would like to cancel your membership. Include your name, address, and telephone number. Mail to the address below:
Next, click the "Job Opportunities" link to review the list of open positions. Select the position that you are interested in, then click the apply link. The system will then forward you to the Agency Wide Questions webpage, and you may be required to answer Supplemental Questions as well. Continue to follow the steps until you reach the Confirmation page.
Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folders and also add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list. If you still do not receive the email notice, then contact NEOGOV Toll-Free Applicant Support at 855-524-5627.
Those businesses specifically exempted by State or Federal statute. These exemptions are available under the Anaheim Municipal Code Section 3.04.130. A copy of the Anaheim Municipal Code may be obtained from the City Clerks Office or available on our website.
A minimum charge of $35 is required for the processing of any initial or renewed license application. This fee shall be in addition to the business license tax, home occupation permit fee, or regulatory permit fee, and will not be prorated. The processing fee is non-refundable.
To process a change of business address, advise the Business License Office by calling 714-765-5194 or visiting the Business License Counter to request an application form to file for an address change. A processing fee of $35 is required to process a change of address if the business license is current.
To process a change of business name, advise the Business License Office by calling 714-765-5194 or visiting the Business License Counter to request an application form to file for a business name change. The completed application must be returned with a $35 processing fee if the license is current.
If there has been a change to the tax identification number or resale number, then the business is considered to have changed ownership as well as the business name. You will need to contact the Business License Office to obtain the application for change in ownership since the license is not transferable.
An Electrical Emergency Alert 3 may be declared by the California ISO when the state's electric reserves fall below minimum reserve requirements The utilities may be asked to cut power to their customers through rotating outages to prevent large-scale uncontrolled outages across the state.
To learn more go to the CAISO fact sheet
Anaheim obtains electricity from different resources. We have partial ownership in power plants in Southern California and contractual interests in resources from Nevada to the high plains of central Utah and as far north as Wyoming. We also generate some of our own electricity right here in Anaheim. Our ownership resources and long-term contracts generally provide electric power at lower rates than the daily open markets. However, we do, on occasion make spot market purchases.
Our customer service office and payment center is located at:Anaheim West Tower201 S. Anaheim Boulevard1st FloorAnaheim, California 92805
Free 2-hour parking is available on the first level of the parking structure adjacent to Anaheim West Tower. 30-minute parking is also available outside the building on Center Street Promenade.
We are happy to assist in setting up your services with Anaheim Public Utilities. You are able to complete an application online 24 hours a day by visiting. If you would like to come into our office to have someone help you in person, we could assist you at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 1st Floor, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday If you wish to complete the application over the phone with a representative, you can call our Customer Service during normal business hours from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday.
Please have the following information available so that we can quickly get your services established:
Anaheim requires all new customers to pay a security deposit before electricity can be connected. In compliance with the Federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003, Anaheim will check your credit rating with Equifax before connecting your electric service. You must provide your Social Security number so that we may check your credit rating with Equifax. Based on information returned from Equifax, Anaheim may waive the deposit requirement. If your Equifax report indicates that a security deposit is required, you may provide Anaheim with a credit reference letter from your previous utility company. Credit reference letters must be on company letterhead and must show credit information from the previous 12 months to be considered. If Anaheim approves the credit reference letter that was provided, your deposit will be waived.
We now offer a monthly billing option to our customers who agree to the program’s guidelines. For more information on monthly billing please call customer service at 714-765-3300 or complete the form online.
We have several different options for you to pay your utility bill:
City of Anaheim, P.O Box 3069, Anaheim, CA 92803
We have a drop box located on the south side of Anaheim West Tower (201 S. Anaheim Blvd.) on the left side of the main entry doors if you wish to drop off a check, money order, or cashier’s check
Visit and click ‘Create Account.’ Once your online account is created, you can sign in to view and pay your bills online
You could speak to a representative during our normal business hours; they will review the bill with you and verify that charges are correct. The representative will also review the usage and give you tips and suggestions on how you could possibly lower your bill.
Anaheim Public Utilities currently offers more than 45 rebates and incentive programs that assist Anaheim businesses, residents and income-qualified customers save water, energy and money. Whether you are remodeling your home, replacing inefficient appliances or looking for free services on ways to save, we have a program that’s right for you! Visit us or call us at 714.765.4250.
We will make every possible attempt to help you through your difficult situation. Please call our office for information regarding payment assistance options available.
When we must disconnect service for non-payment, we require an additional fee be paid upfront in addition to the delinquent amount. You may come into the office to pay the required amount, or you may call and pay over the phone with our automated phone system (714-765-3300, option 1). You then can speak with a customer service representative to make sure an order has been issued to restore your services. Payments made before 5:30 p.m. will be restored the same day. Payments made after 5:30 p.m. will be restored the next business day.
We are happy to assist you over the phone at 714-765-3300. We advise calling 5 days in advance to ensure that we will be able to accommodate your desired date. You will need to provide your name, the service address, a turn-off date, your telephone number and a forwarding address where we can mail your final bill and deposit refund (if applicable.)
Power outages may occur due to a number of different causes, from regional, large-scale blackouts, to local problems on power lines serving your home or business. Our electric operations center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to dispatch a troubleshooter to respond quickly to power outage. However, if significant repairs are required after normal business hours, additional staffing for crews will require employees to report in, assemble materials, and make the necessary repairs.
You may visit View Outage Center’, where you will find real-time electric and water outage maps and an online form to report your outage and receive a personalized response from our electric operations team. We encourage you to sign up for Anaheim Alert (www.anaheimalert.net), the City’s email and text notification system. Please know that we make every effort to restore your power as soon as possible.
There are three ways to notify us of water waste: visit Waste in Anaheim to report Water Concerns’, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 311 inside city limits (714.765.4311 outside of Anaheim). If you can provide us with some basic information, our staff can investigate the matter and follow up with you if you desire.
Streetlights are typically repaired within five working days. We schedule repairs during daylight hours, so the street address and pole number help us to locate the correct streetlight. You can complete an online form at www.anaheim.net/utilities (click on ‘Electric Services’ then ‘Streetlight Service Request’) or contact one of our representatives at (714) 765-3300 for streetlight related problems that require immediate attention, such as broken wires.
The main difference between the two programs is that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) is tenant-based assistance, meaning that the tenant may use the assistance in any unit of their choice, provided the property owner is willing to accept it. The Project-based Voucher (PBV) assistance is tied to the unit, meaning that the tenant who lives in the assisted unit, receives the assistance while they live in the unit.
Immediate / emergency assistance is not available. If you need referrals to community based resources, please call 211 from any land line for referrals.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting list is closed and is not currently accepting applications.
The Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently open and is accepting applications from those who live or work in Anaheim. Persons who live in unincorporated areas of Anaheim do not qualify for the AHA live/work preference. If you meet the live/work preference, you may complete the online application.
Many factors determine when the applicant is called off the waiting list such as preference status, funding availability, unit availability, etc., therefore we are not able to estimate the amount of time you will remain on the waiting list.
You may check the status of your application here: https://housingportal.anaheim.net/AHAStatusCheck/. You will need your account number or social security number to check your application status online. Online, we can only confirm you have an application on file and the date that you applied, to ensure your confidentiality.
To confirm any other information (for example; what address we have on file), you must come into the office and provide proper identification.
You update your application when:
Change of address. AHA will contact you by mail when your name reaches the top of the waiting list. It is important that you provide updated address information to AHA. If AHA is unable to contact you and/or your mail is returned as undeliverable by the post office, your name will be removed from the waiting list.
Change in family composition: When you reach the top of the waiting list, AHA will confirm information you have provided regarding the number of persons who will be a part of your household. The number of persons in your household can determine when you are called for assistance.
Change in income: You should report any significant changes in your household income as they occur. For applicants, AHA considers changes of $500 or more annually, up or down, to be a significant change. Your income level can determine the order in which you are called for assistance.
Change in Place of Employment: AHA provides a preference in admissions for persons who live or work in Anaheim. If you are seeking a preference based on your employment status, it is important that you advise AHA if you or any adult household member had obtained or lost qualifying employment in the City of Anaheim.
To make a correction or to update your application to the waiting list, download this from. https://www.anaheim.net/DocumentCenter/View/1287/Pre-Application-UpdateCorrection-Request. Mail the complete form to: AHA, PO Box 3222, Anaheim, CA 92803
Please allow six to eight weeks for the correction to be processed.
I received a Section 8 Rental Assistance Intake Application Packet by mail; now what?
When will I be contacted after I send in my packet?
Who must attend the appointment and why?
When will I get a voucher (or referral if applying for a Project Based (PBV) property)?
How long does this entire process take?