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Critical Infrastructure Projects

Parking Structure Improvements and Safety Enhancements - $1,000,000

  • Refurbish City-owned parking structures and provide security enhancements in an effort to spur economic activity throughout the City.

Broadband Internet Access - $3,500,000

  • This project is to reduce the digital divide and provide internet access to disadvantaged residents and businesses that may have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 for the lowest possible cost. The first activity is to determine the existing availability of internet access in the City and the reasons for lack of use by residents and businesses. This is to be accomplished through a Citywide survey.

Community Center Renovations - Salgado - $1,500,000

  • Project will involve complete roof replacement and complete HVAC system replacement. Replacement of these two building components need to be accomplished together.  Anticipated start date is September 2022

Transformation of Central Library to Support Early Childhood Learning - $7,000,000

  • The Main Library will undergo a complete physical transformation that will create a digital and AI technology ecosystem and learning landscape that will advance racial equity and provide support for a disproportionately impacted, underserved community. This reimagined FutureTopia library ecosystem will provide learning landscapes and access to future edge tools and services that will improve and enhance early childhood development and literacy (Playtopia), support positive educational outcomes for youth (YouthTopia) and prepare our community’s present and future workforce for the AI and digital technology driven future of work (TechTopia). Space planning and design is estimated for completion in December 2022 and construction of all spaces is estimated for completion in December 2024.

Expand Library Accessibility and New Library Branch - $1,500,000

  • Design and build an "outdoor library" at Jerome Park featuring learning experiences that will advance equity, access, and provide support for disproportionately impacted, underserved Santa Ana communities. The space will feature an Envisionware 24-Hour Library kiosk that will enable patrons to check out and return materials, place and pick up holds, download audio and e-books, browse the catalog, all while visiting the park. The kiosk will be located under a custom canopy/enclosure that is lockable during overnight hours and will feature a Wi-Fi hotspot and a security monitoring system. The entire area will be upgraded to have the feel and look of an outdoor library that includes reading, activity and play areas for multigenerational learning, or connecting with other families in the community. Emphasis will potentially focus on music and movement, recycling, water-wise landscaping, bicycle and street safety, fine and gross motor skills, and of course language and literacy.

Pedestrian and Mobility Improvements - $3,000,000

  • This project will provide physical improvements to the built environment to enhance pedestrian traffic safety and promote walkability. Main activities will include but not be limited to installing the following improvements: rectangular flashing beacons, hybrid beacons, raised crosswalks, speed humps, bulbous, wheel chair ramps, and sidewalk. The project will be delivered via competitive bidding. The intended outcomes of the project will include: 1) Completion of the built environment improvements. 2) Provide outdoor exercising opportunities for underserved communities who may have no access to parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Streetlights for Neighborhood Safety - $1,000,000

  • This project will provide physical improvements to the built environment to enhance pedestrian traffic safety and promote walkability. Main activities will include installing streetlights in neighborhoods that are missing streetlights. The project will be delivered via competitive bidding. The intended outcomes of the project will include: 1) Completion of the built environment improvements. 2) Provide outdoor exercising opportunities for underserved communities who may have no access to parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Storm Drain Gates and Channel Fencing - $750,000

  • The Stormwater Channel Fencing Upgrades Project includes the design and construction of new security fencing along City-owned stormwater drainage channels. The current fencing is subject to vandalism and trespassing, which contributes to non-point source pollution. The goal of this project is to improve water quality and address water pollution via the installation of more secure fencing along City-owned drainage channels. This project will also improve public safety as the drainage channels will not be accessible to the public.

Information Technology & Process Improvements - $2,000,000

  • Various IT projects to assist the public negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including new computers for the WORK Center.
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