Section 501.   ELIGIBILITY.
   No person shall be eligible to hold office as the Mayor or a member of the City Council unless he or she is and shall have been a resident and qualified elector of the City and, with respect to members of the City Council elected by District, of the District of which he or she seeks office at the time of, and for the thirty-day period immediately preceding, filing of his or her nominating papers or such other equivalent declaration of candidacy as may be required or authorized by law, or at the time of, and for the thirty- day period immediately preceding, his or her appointment to such office.
   No employee of the City of Anaheim shall be eligible to hold office as the Mayor or as a member of the City Council.  An employee of the City of Anaheim shall resign from such employment prior to being sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of the City Council or as the Mayor.  If such employee does not resign his or her employment with the City prior to being sworn into office, such employment shall automatically terminate upon his or her being sworn into office.
   Every member of the City Council or candidate for City Council shall be and remain a qualified voter in the District from which he or she seeks office from the time of filing nomination papers or such other equivalent declaration of candidacy as may be required or authorized by law, throughout the full term of his or her office, if elected or appointed in lieu of election.  No creation of a District or change in the boundary or location of any District shall abolish or terminate the term of office of any City Council member prior to the expiration of the term of office for which the member was elected or appointed in lieu of election, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, Section 500, or Section 500.1.(Amended November 2, 1976, filed by Secretary of State December 27, 1976: amended March 5, 1991, filed by Secretary of State April 18, 1991; amended November 7, 2000, filed by Secretary of State February 6, 2001: Amended November 4, 2014, filed by Secretary of State January 5, 2015.)