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Category: Councilmember Vazquez

Ward 2 newsletter: May 2024

Subscribe to the Ward 2 Newsletter Our Community Budget Priorities Survey deadline is near and we need all voices on deck! Are you a passionate resident who cares where our City funding goes? Are you interested in knowing where your tax dollars are going and would like to have an input on how the City … Continued

Santa Ana graduate receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Santa Ana native Diego A. Sarmiento has become the first Godinez High School graduate to be selected as a Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. Mr. Sarmiento is a 2021 Godinez High … 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

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 2 newsletter: December 2023

Subscribe to the Ward 2 Newsletter It has been an honor to serve the City of Santa Ana and Ward 2 residents this past year. I have been humbled by your trust in my leadership. We are here to serve and protect the children, families and workers of Ward 2. The City Council adopted resolutions … 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

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