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2022 City of Santa Ana staff accomplishments, by the numbers

Posted on February 2, 2023


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In 2022, our approximately 1,400 City of Santa Ana staff worked day in and day out to provide essential services to Santa Ana residents. Here are just a few of their many accomplishments, by the numbers.

Public Works

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

  • Responded to 580 Water Pollution/Hazardous Waste and Stormdrain-related service requests
  • Cleaned 1,849 stormdrain assets
  • Removed over 188,000 lbs or 94.4 tons of trash/debris/sediment from stormdrains

Maintenance Services

  • Completed 151,124 graffiti removal requests
  • Responded to over 14,500 illegal dumping reports
  • Serviced over 2,000 potholes
  • Serviced over 1,900 trees

Water

  • Over 10.4 billion gallons of Total Water Supplied
  • 75 Fats, Oils, and Grease Memo/Permits Issued
  • 819 Fats, Oils, and Grease Inspections
  • 15,000 feet of Water Main Capital Projects Completed
  • 8,500 feet of Sewer Main Capital Projects Completed
  • 780 New Water Meters Installed
  • 700 Development Plan Checks Performed

Traffic

  • 500 streetlights serviced
  • Responded to 750 traffic safety reports
  • 1,000 street work and utility permits issued

 Community Development

Housing Division

  • Received over 20,000 applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist for 2022
  • Awarded over $225,000 in Family Self-Sufficiency grants
  • Awarded $720,000 in down payment assistance loans for first-time homebuyers
  • Awarded $5.2 million for the development of 47 permanent supportive housing units 
  • Awarded $2.2 million for the development of 6 affordable ownership homes
  • $29,521,271.58 in emergency rental assistance
  • 3,018 families helped
  • 427 families saved from eviction

Economic Development

  • $4.2 million in grants for Downtown businesses
    • 510 DTSA businesses received grants
  • Over $148,000 in microbusiness grants awarded
  • Over $845,000 in vehicle rebates awarded to nearly 1,700 residents
  • 138 businesses participated in support seminars

Homeless Services

  • Nearly 10,000 individuals contacted through outreach teams
  • 2,397 individuals engaged in case management services
  • 1,127 individuals exited off the streets

Arts & Culture

  • $100,000 in Special Event Sponsorship grants awarded to 31 Santa Ana artists and organizations

 Parks and Recreation

  • 1,977 registered participants in programs
  • 6 New Special Events/Series (10 total)
  • 80,500 estimated attendance for special events/series
  • 8,306 reservation permits issued

Police Department

  • 427 DUI related arrests  
  • 432 guns recovered
  • 29% decrease in response times (from 2019 to 2022)

Planning and Building

  • 8,633 building permits issued
  • Construction valuation of permits issued: $358 million
  • 33,233 Building Inspections performed
  • 2,951 plan review projects submitted
  • Construction valuation of plan review projects submitted: $892 million

Code Enforcement

  • Over 26,000 Violations inspected and closed.
  • 448 Building/Structural Codes permits generated based on code enforcement actions
  • $2.2 million property valuation improvements generated based on code enforcement actions
  • Over $1 million generated in Cannabis Administrative Fees which generated 69 renewed or newly opened legal commercial cannabis licenses in Santa Ana for 2022
  • Over 100 unpermitted and unlicensed vendors addressed with OC County Health

Finance and Management Services

  • Over $1 million in water bill assistance to qualifying residents and businesses through California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program funding
  • 64 community meetings for input and feedback on City Budget
  • Over 1,200 surveys and simulations collected from the community about budget priorities

Food Distributions

  • $600,000 distributed to partnering organizations
  • Nearly 132,000 individuals fed

 

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