Category: Councilmember Lopez

Ward 3 Newsletter: June 2024

June 2024 Happy Pride Month! 🌈 June is special to Team Lopez because we get to celebrate love, diversity, and unity. We especially love Pride Month because it gives us the opportunity to join supporters, advocates, and champions to walk in the annual OC Pride parade. It’s always an honor and joy to meet a … Continued

Santa Ana City Council unanimously approves 2024-25 budget

The budget includes more funding for youth programs, roads, public safety, and investments in City facilities. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has unanimously approved the 2024-25 City budget, adding a range of new programs sought by the community while making long-term investments in City roads and public facilities. “This balanced budget … Continued

Ward 3 Newsletter: May 2024

May 2024 As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Just as May brings the beauty of blooming flowers, it also brings the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedication of our public employees during Public Service Recognition Week. With this in mind, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our dedicated public employees … Continued

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, happy Lunar New Year, and happy Valentine’s! As we embark on Black History Month, it is 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 … 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

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