Category: Councilmember Lopez

Santa Ana City Council announces ‘strenuous opposition’ to proposed needle distribution program

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday, April 16, unanimously approved a resolution announcing its “strenuous opposition” to a proposed needle distribution program that would threaten public health and safety. “This resolution reaffirms the City Council’s commitment to protecting the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” Mayor Valerie Amezcua said. “We … Continued

City Council bans short-term residential rentals

The ordinance is intended to curb impacts on neighborhoods and increase available housing supplies. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has voted to ban short-term residential rentals to preserve the character of neighborhoods, address the negative impacts caused by these unpermitted business operations, and to open up much-needed housing supplies. The proliferation … Continued

Ward 3 Newsletter: February 2024

February 2024 Dear neighbors, Happy New Year, Happy Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and Happy Valentine’s Day!  As we embark on Black History Month, it’s imperative to honor the enduring legacies of the remarkable Black leaders who fought tirelessly for freedom and equality for all, recognizing that their contributions extend far beyond the pages … Continued

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Gerardo Mouet Park at Standard and McFadden

On Saturday, January 27, 2024, the City of Santa Ana broke ground on Gerardo Mouet Park, honoring Santa Ana’s former Parks and Recreation director who died last year. The park at Standard Street and McFadden Avenue will have a skate area, basketball court, playground, green space and more. The park will provide a much-needed recreational … Continued

Ward 3 Newsletter: November 2023

November 2023 Hello Ward 3 neighbors, As we step into the pages of November, a new chapter unfolds in Ward 3 and our vibrant city. In this newsletter, we embark on a journey to share the latest happenings, upcoming events, and the remarkable initiatives championed by our community and office. While we cannot capture every … Continued

Santa Ana City Council appoints Interim City Manager

Thomas R. Hatch will serve until a permanent City Manager is hired. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has appointed veteran municipal executive Thomas R. Hatch to serve as Interim City Manager, overseeing operations of one of the largest cities in Orange County and over 1,400 City employees. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, … Continued

Santa Ana City Council appoints Steven A. Mendoza as Acting City Manager

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven A. Mendoza as Acting City Manager. This appointment took effect on October 10, 2023, pursuant to Resolution 2017-016. Mr. Mendoza has been an integral part of the City of Santa Ana’s executive management team since May 2018, serving … Continued

Ward 3 newsletter: August 2023

August 2023 Dear Ward 3 residents, As August unfolds and the humid days of summer begin to wane, I hope this newsletter finds you well and in good spirits. As we gear up for a new season, there’s an undeniable feeling of change in the air – the anticipation of students returning to school, the … Continued

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