Council Member Kris Murray
Kris Murray was re-elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2014, after first being elected in November 2010. She represents the city at large.
While on the City Council, Murray has represented Anaheim on the regional boards of the Association of California Cities–Orange County, League of California Cities, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southern California Water Committee, Southern California Association of Governments, Orange County Council of Governments and the Transportation Corridor Agencies.
Murray is committed to the city’s nonprofit community including the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim, Cops for Kids, Orange County Family Justice Center, Anaheim Beautiful and many others serving children and families.
Murray is also is co-chair of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Economic Consortium and a member of the Gift of History board of directors.
Murray holds a bachelor’s in political science from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s certificate in transportation management from the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University.
During Murray’s Council tenure, she has been a strong advocate for Anaheim residents and taxpayers.
She authored the 40 in four budget initiative to restore Anaheim’s police department to pre-recession levels by hiring 10 sworn officers in four years — in addition to hiring 15 new firefighters, restoring a fire truck to service and authoring budget language to secure additional paramedic training.
Murray also championed an ordinance to eliminate marijuana dispensaries in neighborhoods and an ordinance to hold accountable property owners who willfully violate the city’s ban on dispensaries.
She also authored the sex offender ban for city parks and places where children congregate until the courts overturned local control on this issue.
Murray has been a stalwart protector of taxpayer rights and efforts to reduce regulations in Anaheim. She authored the city’s resolution to protect Proposition 13, passed unanimously by the City Council, and authored the Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act to ensure a two-thirds vote of the council before any tax measures can be placed on the ballot. Murray is currently focused on a package of reforms to revitalize the city’s West Anaheim communities.
She also has championed economic development initiatives in Anaheim and regionally. She co-chairs the Anaheim Economic Consortium and chairs the annual Anaheim/OC Jobs Fair. Murray also championed the development of the county’s new transit center, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, known as ARTIC.
Murray has been a strong supporter of the Anaheim Convention Center expansion to maintain Orange County as the premier convention and tourism destination on the West Coast. The financial health of Anaheim is a direct reflection of the strength of Anaheim's business climate and economic growth. A strong economy grows city revenue that is reinvested into our communities, and today more than half of the city’s general fund revenue is generated by the city’s resort district.
She has worked to improve Anaheim neighborhoods focusing on rapid graffiti removal, restoring library hours, adding parks and community centers, building additional fire houses and repaving streets.
Murray authored the Safe at Home Initiative to strengthen code enforcement and eliminate slum conditions in Anaheim.
Please do not hesitate to contact Council Member Murray or her staff with questions.