New Board Of Supervisors Map Divides Anaheim Among Three Districts

The Orange County Board of Supervisors concluded its decennial redistricting yesterday, approving a district map that divides Anaheim among three different supervisor seats.

Currently, the Anaheim flatlands are in the 4th Supervisor District, with Anaheim Hills in 3rd District.

The new map divides the city among the 3rd, 4th and 2nd Supervisor Districts:

Anaheim Hills remains in the 3rd Supervisor District, currently represented by Supervisor Don Wagner, while the flatlands are divided between the 4th and 2nd Districts.

The 4th District, currently represented by Supervisor Doug Chaffee, takes in west Anaheim, the section of central Anaheim between La Palma Avenue and the Fullerton boundary, and the section of the city extending east of the 57 Freeway and north of the Orange border to the edges of Anaheim Hills.

The new 2nd District incorporates a section of central Anaheim south of La Palma Avenue and west of the 57 Freeway. The western boundary of this section runs up Disneyland Drive, hangs a right on Katella, jogs left up Harbor Boulevard to the 5 Freeway, where it travels north until taking a right up West Street to La Palma – carving the Resort District between the 2nd and 3rd District.

In terms of population, 54.4% of Anaheim residents will be in the 4th District, 29.3% in the 2nd District and 16.1% in the 3rd District.

New Map Creates Political Opportunities

The 2nd Supervisor District is an open seat that will be on the 2022 ballot, and was drawn to be a Latino district: 54% of its Citizen Voting Age Population is Hispanic/Latino, as is 66% of its total population. In addition to Anaheim, it includes all of Santa, most of Orange, the bulk of Tustin, and small part of Garden Grove and unincorporated North Tustin.

Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia – potential 2nd Supervisor District candidate.

In other words, there is an abundance of potential candidates.  Santa Ana Mayor Vince Sarmiento, who passed on challenging Supervisor Andrew Do last year when Santa Ana was in District 1, is likely to run – as could any number of his six colleagues on the city council.

Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia lives in the 2nd District, and since he is not up for re-election until 2024, he would have the luxury of running without having to give up his council seat (what is known in political circles as a “free ride”).

Valencia’s council colleague, Jose F. Moreno, lives just over the line in District 4. Moreno is termed out and openly considering a primary challenge to either Democrat Rep. Lou Correa or Democrat Assemblyman Tom Daly – whom Moreno considers too centrist.

Daly would have been a likely and formidable contender for the 2nd Supervisor District, but he lives just on the other side of the Harbor Boulevard boundary line.  Daly, who will be termed out of the Assembly in 2024, began his political career as a board aide during the 1980s, and came very close to running for the Board of Supervisors in 2010. However, the progressive activist coalition behind the new map drew boundaries that put Daly in Supervisor Chaffee’s district.

Another likely candidate is Garden Grove Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nguyen, who was elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 2016 and re-elected last year.

10 comments

  1. After Tom Daly runs out of government offices to slouch in he can go get a real job and rent a room at Loretta Sanchez’ house where she can provide him with clean underwear and a bowl of menudo everyday.

  2. The article seems to devolve into political opinions, and seems like a free promotional ad for certain candidates.

    • How’s that? Because Cunningham notes FACTS about who can and can’t run for the new 2nd Supervisor District? How is that a “promotional ad”?

  3. But for a real laugh, go to Orange Juice Blog and read Vern, Zenger and the rest of the OJB circle jerk commenting away about this post. Hi-LAR-ious!

    • Matthew Cunningham

      Yeah. They have fertile imaginations.

      • I only had two points regarding this story (which included news I appreciated), and I promised my wife I wouldn’t comment on this blog, but here goes:

        1. Nobody I knew was expecting Tom Daly to run for Supervisor in 2024. This article seems to indicate that he was planning to, and is disappointed.

        2. Matt sees “progressive activist coalitions” in his fever dreams, or purports to anyway. I could only wish there was such a progressive activist coalition powerful or wily enough to get a ten-year map through this Board of Supervisors.

        Aside from that, carry on!

        • Matthew Cunningham

          1. Nobody I knew was expecting Tom Daly to run for Supervisor in 2024. This article seems to indicate that he was planning to, and is disappointed.

          The article indicates nothing of the kind, Vern. It stated facts. And it’s a fact that Daly has nearly run for Supervisor in the past and it is reasonable to conjecture who would consider foregoing a final 2-year term in the Assembly in order to run for the BOS. You’re reading more into the article than was there.

          2. Matt sees “progressive activist coalitions” in his fever dreams, or purports to anyway. I could only wish there was such a progressive activist coalition powerful or wily enough to get a ten-year map through this Board of Supervisors.

          I see them where they exist. But methinks you are projecting, given your proclivity to see hand of “the kleptocracy” everywhere. It’s like your own private Q-Anon.

          • Drunk Man From Anna Drive

            I am told that Donna’s letters to city hall didn’t go over well with some staff. Did council get them too?

            No wonder they have a psychiatric nurse as a sidekick.

            Do they broadcast cou cil meetings at college hospital?

        • Verns Guide To The TWITTERVERSE

          Vern Said: “I promised my wife I wouldn’t comment on this blog, but here goes:”

          And in return did your wife promise NOT to send sexually explicit messages to a women whom she never met, a woman mind you who was at CHOC caring for her critically ill child?

          Yeah didn’t think so, creep.

  4. Suite Judy Blueeyes

    Vern has 5 DUIs, a credible sexual assault/harassment complaint against him, and was outed saying vile things on Twitter. Zinger got fired from his county job 8 years ago and will never work in government again. Do any of those clown have a real full time job?

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