Calif. city council will offer translation at meetings

01/31/2013 | Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.), The

The Anaheim, Calif., City Council voted unanimously to launch a yearlong pilot program to provide translation at council meetings. Residents can request the service, provided via headset, at least 48 hours before a meeting. The assistant city clerk will be available to translate residents' comments from Spanish to English and present them to the council. Latinos make up 53% of Anaheim's population. Of the 133,300 people who speak Spanish at home, more than 67,000 speak English less than "very well," according to census data.

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