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

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

2019 Most Beautiful Yard Program Brochure       2018 Humanitarian Spirit Award Brochure

Current Month's Agenda -  Com-Link's next General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Santa Ana Police Department Community Room, located at 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana (on Boyd Way between W. Civic Center Drive and W. 6th Street). Come out and meet City Councilmember Cecilia Iglesias and staff from the City's Public Works and Planning and Building Agencies, and Santa Ana Police Department Traffic Division as they participate on a panel to discuss Citywide parking issues affecting Santa Ana's neighborhoods.   

If you were not available to attend the August 22nd Meeting, below are highlights shared by our main presenter - Santa Ana's City Manager Kristine Ridge: 

1) City Council approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Current reserves exceed City's reserve policy. Public Safety is a top priority for the City and Santa Ana Police Department is on track to hire 50 new officers by the end of the 2019 calendar year.  

2) Homelessness is the #1 concern  in the community and the City is making progress through the following:  Funding of $2M has been allocated to address homelessness in addition to $1M funding already allocated to operate “The Link” - the City’s 200-bed shelter; the City will soon contract with a private security company for all City parks; the City's Quality of Life Team addressing homeless encampments Citywide is now working night shifts from 6 pm - 12 am;  City Manager Ridge has been in negotiations with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) company to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding to partner and address trash and encampments on UPRR property; and the City is making improvements to smartphone app to be able to report homeless encampments on public and private property.

3) Capital Improvements Opportunity - As soon as funding is available, City plans to improve street medians with drought-tolerant landscaping. 

4) Having an accurate and complete Census 2020 count for the Santa Ana community is very important for Santa Ana as it can result in new Congressional Districts and more resources and funding in the future. All are invited to attend upcoming events celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary!  

September 26th Meeting Flyer     2019-2020 General Meetings Schedule

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 (picture to be updated)

Communication Linkage Forum Board Members

 

Peter Katz, President - Mar-Les, katz63807@gmail.com     Carl Benninger, Vice-President - Metro Classic, benninger72@gmail.com
Evangeline Gawronski, Secretary - Wilshire Square (not pictured), 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

Other Contacts:

Margarita 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

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)