Category: Planning and Building

City reimagining Memorial Park and Pool

Residents can share their ideas at a community design workshop on September 14. SANTA ANA, Calif. –  The time has come to reimagine Memorial Park and the various ways it serves the community. The aquatics facility at the park is the original 1956 installation and the City needs community input to design a new facility … Continued

Apply to Join Our Environmental Justice Action Committee

Residents and local nonprofits in Santa Ana are encouraged to apply to the Environmental Justice (EJ) Action Committee. This committee will develop continuous engagement for disadvantaged environmental justice communities and host quarterly meetings with local stakeholders to guide and evaluate environmental justice policy implementation. This is part of the City of Santa Ana General Plan … Continued

West Nile virus found in Santa Ana mosquitoes

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Santa Ana. Inspectors will check known sources for mosquito breeding and try to identify unknown sources. West Nile virus advisory posters will be placed in affected areas. You can check Vector Control’s West Nile virus … Continued

Santa Ana wins 2023 Sustainability Award for Legacy Square affordable apartments

The City of Santa Ana is being honored with a 2023 Sustainability Award by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the Legacy Square apartments project. Legacy Square is a new affordable, multifamily apartment community that offers 93 high-quality apartment homes – 30 one-bedrooms, 39 two-bedrooms, and 24 three-bedrooms. The transit-oriented development replaced two … Continued

Santa Ana lowers fee for home-based business permits

The Santa Ana City Council recently approved reducing the Home Occupation Permit (HOP) fee from $320 to $50.32 to better serve and make it more affordable for modern, small home-based business needs. The Santa Ana Municipal Code requires that every business operating from residential premises needs to secure a HOP and comply with all applicable … Continued

New cannabis law lowers tax rates, allows consumption lounges and events

Santa Ana is the top destination for legal cannabis in Orange County. SANTA ANA, Calif. – Santa Ana will continue to be the top destination for legal cannabis in Orange County thanks to several new measures approved by the Santa Ana City Council that will lower tax rates and allow marijuana consumption lounges and events. … Continued

New 2022 California Building Standards Code

The State updates the California Code of Regulations (Title 24) every three years. The current edition is the 2019 California Code of Regulations. The new 2022 California Building Standards Code will go into effect on January 1, 2023. All construction project applications submitted on or after that date must comply with the provisions of the … Continued

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