Category: Planning and Building

Santa Ana sees record development surge with $772 million permit valuation in 2023

The city is undergoing a transformation of new and innovative development. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana has reached a historic milestone in its development trajectory, issuing over 9,500 building permits for an all-time high construction valuation of $772 million in 2023. This remarkable achievement – more than double the construction valuation … 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

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

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