The OC Register published New Year’s resolutions from Mayor Tom Tait and Councilwoman Kris Murray the other day.
On this issue, I tend to procrastinate a bit and often never even get around to making a New Year’s resolution until mid-January. But this year, I, like many people, hope to celebrate the gift of life by eating healthier, exercising more and generally taking better care of myself throughout 2013.
When I think about my New Year’s resolution for the city of Anaheim, my goal is not much different than my personal goal: create a healthier Anaheim.
I like to think about creating a strong immune system for the city so that we have the inner strength to defeat any trouble that may come our way – either manmade or a natural disaster.
There is a role for each and every one of us in creating a healthier Anaheim. Young or old, we all can be kinder, watch out for our friends and neighbors, lend a hand when it is needed, attend a neighborhood meeting when invited, organize a bake sale for the local school … the list goes on.
You can read the rest here.
And here is Councilwoman Murray’s:
It has been such an honor to serve the residents of Anaheim this past year and my sincerest wish is for all of us to enjoy a safe and prosperous new year. My resolutions for 2013 focus on what I hope to accomplish on behalf of my fellow citizens.
Public safety: The safety of our residents is paramount to the entire council. That is why I have resolved to advocate for the restoration of pre-recession Police and Fire staffing and champion new, comprehensive gang prevention programs to protect our neighborhoods.
Blight Eradication & Code Enforcement: I began working with city staff on this issue in 2012 to aggressively address blight in Anaheim, particularly in our most fragile neighborhoods. In 2013, I resolve to support the innovative new Code Enforcement program that City Staff will roll out this spring.
You can read the rest of her’s here.
In both cases, essentially pledging to carry forward with policies and approaches that have been characteristic of their campaigns and tenure in office thus far.