Com-Link

Mission Statement:

The Communication Linkage Forum strives to promote positive leadership, community participation, unity and pride in all neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in Santa Ana "block-by-block". Our community has 64 recognized neighborhoods as illustrated on the attached map.

The Communication Linkage Forum ("Com-Link") was formed in July 1989, for the purpose of providing a non-partisan forum to promote the exchange of ideas and information between neighborhoods and community leaders. Com-Link partners with the City of Santa Ana in order to communicate the positive aspects of Santa Ana and to enhance a sense of community. Com-Link, originally comprised of five neighborhood associations, now represents over 60 Santa Ana neighborhood associations. The most valuable aspect of Com-Link is that it allows many sides of an issue to be expressed. Com-Link also provides a networking forum for community leaders to develop contacts in order to address issues that need to be taken beyond the forum, and acted upon by an individual or by neighborhoods.

Com-Link members are encouraged to become more involved with community issues and to join community service organizations.

Join us at an upcoming meeting. Everyone is welcome to the Com-Link General Meetings. Courtesy is emphasized throughout our proceedings to insure that people are considered more important than a specific issue. Com-Link's commitment to civility is..."As issues come and go, the people will remain and not the reverse." The Communication Linkage Forum strives to promote positive leadership, community participation, unity and pride in all neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in Santa Ana, "block-by-block."

Look-up which neighborhood you live in by visiting: Neighborhood Look-Up

Current Month's Agenda -  In consideration of the health, safety, and well being of the Santa Ana community regarding current COVID-19 public health concerns, Santa Ana Com-Link's next General Meeting will be a "Virtual" meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The main presentation will be given by City of Santa Ana Councilmember and Orange County Water District (OCWD) President Vicente Sarmiento regarding the collaboration between the OCWD and Santa Ana to provide high-quality, reliable water and updates regarding the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). City Public Works Executive Director Nabil Saba will also join the presentation. For more information regarding OCWD, please visit https://www.ocwd.com/.

 

Brief updates will be shared at the beginning of the meeting regarding: 1) City's Fireworks enforcement plan by SAPD Commander Weber and 2) Public Input Opportunity on Proposed City Charter Changes by Daniel Soto of the City Manager's Office. For background regarding the City's Charter, visit https://www.santa-ana.org/cm/city-charter-update.

 

Instructions for joining the virtual Com-Link Meeting:

Option 1:

Using your desktop / laptop computer / smartphone/ or tablet device, please register for the meeting by clicking on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9006667498800501259. The registration will ask you to fill in the following information: your first name, last name, and an email address. You will automatically be registered to participate and will be provided with a hyperlink to join the webinar for the Thursday, June 25th 7 p.m. Com-Link Virtual Meeting.

 

Option 2:

From your landline, please call to listen to the presentation on your phone by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-309-2071 and entering Audio Access Code: 870-177-967.

 

You will have an opportunity to enter your questions on the "questions" tab feature of the webinar page, however, we encourage you to submit your questions regarding the main presentation in advance, if possible. Please tap or click here to email your questions to the City's Neighborhood Initiatives Team or email neighborhoodinitiatives@santa-ana.org.

 

If you encounter any technical issues trying to join the webinar from your computer or phone, please call the City's Neighborhood Initiatives Office line at (714) 667-2260 before or during the meeting.

 

Interpretación en español estará disponible por teléfono para esta reunión. Marque el número gratuito (669) 900-9128 e ingrese el número de la reunión: 542-334-173.

 

 

General Meetings are held:

Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M.
(Exceptions: November meeting is on the third Thursday and there is no meeting in July and December.)

2019/2020 Com-Link Board 

Communication Linkage Forum Board Members

 

Peter Katz, President - Mar-Les, katz63807@gmail.com     Carl Benninger, Vice-President (not pictured) - Metro Classic, benninger72@gmail.com
Evangeline Gawronski, Secretary - Wilshire Square, ray30@prodigy.net    Terry McCall – Casa de Santiago,  trymc@aol.com
Irma Macias - Mid-City, imacias1230@yahoo.com    George Collins - Greater Santa Ana Community, george@santa-ana.tv
Leon Jacobs - Bella Vista, leonjacobs20@gmail.com

 

Previous Meetings and Presentations: 

The May 28, 2020 recorded Com-Link Virtual General Meeting is available here.  Main Presentation included Public Works Updates from new City Public Works Agency Executive Director Nabil Saba and Wireless Telecommunications and Small Cell Sites by City Information Technology Executive Director Jack Ciulla.

The April 23, 2020 recorded Strategic Plan Presentation / Com-Link Virtual General Meeting is available here.

The March 26, 2020  recorded virtual Community Budget Presentation / Com-Link Virtual General meeting is available here.  

February 27, 2020 Meeting Topic:  Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Prevention Services in our Community. To view the presentations, tap or click here for: 1) OC HCA's  Data Presentation using CA Healthy Kids Survey  and here for 2) OC HCA's Substance Abuse Services  Presentation, and  here for 3) Santa Ana College's Health and Wellness Update.       

 

Recognition Programs: 

View the 2019 Neighborhood Hero Brochure and past Neighborhood Hero winners.

2019 Most Beautiful Yard Program Brochure       2018 Humanitarian Spirit Award Brochure

 

Organizational Structure - Com-Link By-Laws, Com-Link Org. Chart, Committee List, Com-Link 2019 Board Election Nomination Application Form for Board Term 2019-2021  (PDF, Word)

 

Other Contacts:

Margarita G. Macedonio, District Manager and Senior Community Planner
City of Santa Ana
Planning and Building Agency - Neighborhood Initiatives
20 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor Ross Annex
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 667-2288
mmacedonio@santa-ana.org