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City partners with Wells Fargo for successful homeownership fair

Posted on July 23, 2024

The City of Santa Ana partnered with Wells Fargo and the City of Garden Grove to host a homeownership fair on Saturday, July 20, at Santa Ana College. About 200 people came out to get tips and resources to help them buy a home. City staff shared information about the My First Home down payment...
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Street closures and permitted events for July 18-24

Posted on July 18, 2024

Here are the locations of upcoming permitted events and road closures so you can plan accordingly. Please drive slowly and safely in construction zones and around crowded events. If a weather event occurs on the anticipated start date, the street closures for construction activity will be delayed until the weather clears. Thursday, July 18 Carl...
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Northbound Bristol Street reduced to 1 lane from Santa Clara Ave. to Memory Lane through Sept. 30

Posted on July 17, 2024

Starting on Wednesday, July 17, there will be one traffic lane only on northbound Bristol Street between Santa Clara Avenue and Memory Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until September 30, 2024.  The lane reductions on Bristol Street are due to construction activity for the new pipeline to pump well water to the...

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for July 12, 2024

Posted on July 12, 2024

In this edition of the COSAS newsletter, In this edition of the COSAS newsletter, learn about how we’re bringing in state and federal money, share your ideas on our Zoning Code Update, visit the Library’s Knowledge Mobile, and join a huge variety of fun and helpful events, including: bike riding classes, CPR training, renter protections...
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Street closures and permitted events for July 11-17

Posted on July 11, 2024

Here are the locations of upcoming permitted events and road closures so you can plan accordingly. Please drive slowly and safely in construction zones and around crowded events. If a weather event occurs on the anticipated start date, the street closures for construction activity will be delayed until the weather clears. Friday, July 12 Heritage...

Escape the summer heat at City cooling centers

Posted on July 10, 2024

During hot summer days, please remember to drink lots of water, limit activity outside, and go to our community centers, senior centers or Newhope Branch Library if you need to cool down. Santa Ana Main Library is closed for renovations, but the Newhope Branch Library has extended hours. Facility Hours ADA Accessible? Animals Allowed? Garfield...
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Mayor’s newsletter: July 2024

Posted on July 10, 2024

Sign up for my newsletter Official newsletter of Santa Ana Mayor Valerie Amezcua. Keeping the community informed about local events, City news, and resources. Dear Neighbors, As your Mayor, public safety and the quality of life for our residents have been two of my top priorities. Everyone deserves to feel safe no matter what neighborhood...
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Lane Reductions on S. Main St. between Walnut St. & McFadden Ave., July 15 -31

Posted on July 10, 2024

The SoCal Gas Company plans to start paving activities on Main Street between Walnut Street and McFadden Avenue on Monday, July 15 through 31, 2024.  During the road construction activities, there will only be one traffic lane open in both northbound and southbound directions on Main Street between Walnut Street and McFadden Avenue from 9...
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Harvard University housing design book highlights two prominent Santa Ana adaptive reuse projects

Posted on July 9, 2024

La Placita Cinco and Santa Ana Arts Collective were among 113 projects included in the entire country. SANTA ANA, Calif. – Harvard University’s inaugural housing design book features two Santa Ana adaptive reuse residential projects, which are among just 113 housing projects nationwide included in the book. “The State of Housing Design 2023” by the...
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Traffic Engineer speaks at ITE Western Meeting

Posted on July 8, 2024

On June 24, 2024, at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2024 Western District Annual Meeting, City of Santa Ana Public Works Senior Traffic Engineer, Cesar Rodriguez gave an captivating presentation on the “Comprehensive Street Lighting Master Planning: Transforming Urban Transportation and Enhancing Safety – A Case Study in Santa Ana”.  The presentation provided insights...
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Street closures and permitted events for July 4-10

Posted on July 3, 2024

Here are the locations of upcoming permitted events and road closures so you can plan accordingly. Please drive slowly and safely in construction zones and around crowded events. If a weather event occurs on the anticipated start date, the street closures for construction activity will be delayed until the weather clears. Thursday, July 4 Centennial...
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City of Santa Ana seeks community input on Zoning Code Update

Posted on July 3, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana is hosting a series of Zoning Code Update workshops in July where community members can share their ideas on land use, development, building design and other zoning topics. The Zoning Code is a set of rules that define how land can be used, developed and improved....
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Metrolink rail maintenance work planned July 10-19

Posted on July 3, 2024

What:  Weeknight Railroad Maintenance Work Where: Along Metrolink’s Orange County Line between the cities of Orange and Tustin on the railroad tracks between South LaVeta Park Circle and Tustin Ranch Road. When: Beginning Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 19, 2024, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily More Information: To keep train service safe and reliable, rail...
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City Hall closed, no street sweeping on 4th of July

Posted on July 2, 2024

In observance of Independence Day, Santa Ana City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024. There will be no street sweeping, and trash collection will be delayed by one day. City Hall will also be closed on Friday, July 5, for the regular Friday closure. City Hall...
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City of Santa Ana kicks off National Parks & Recreation Month with ribbon cutting ceremony for King Street pocket park

Posted on July 1, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana kicked off National Parks and Recreation Month by celebrating the completion of the King Street Urban Greening Project on Monday, July 1. The King Street project is a significant enhancement to the Artesia Pilar neighborhood, transforming a previously underutilized space into a vibrant 10,000-square-foot pocket park....
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Candidate filing period opens July 15 for City of Santa Ana General Municipal Election

Posted on July 1, 2024

The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. The election will be for the Mayor, for a term of two (2) years; and three (3) Councilmember Ward Seats (Ward 1, Ward 3, and Ward 5), each for a term of four (4) years. The election will also be for four (4)...
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Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks are legal July 1-4

Posted on July 1, 2024

Only fireworks labeled "Safe and Sane" are legal in Santa Ana city limits during the following dates and hours: July 1 – 12 (noon) to 10 p.m. July 2 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 3 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Illegal fireworks pose substantial...
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City of Santa Ana issues notice of allowable rent increase effective September 1, 2024

Posted on June 28, 2024

The allowable rent increase for the period effective September 1, 2024, through August 31, 2025, is 3% for units subject to the City of Santa Ana Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance. The Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance is a local law that limits rent increases to the lower of 3% per...
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Santa Ana’s 2023 Water Quality Report: Only A Click Away

Posted on June 28, 2024

The City of Santa Ana has released its 2023 Water Quality Report, also known as the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). This report highlights the quality of Santa Ana’s water, which earned its third gold medal for the nation’s highest-quality and best-tasting tap water earlier this year. “I encourage everyone to read this report to...
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Ward 3 Newsletter: June 2024

Posted on June 28, 2024

June 2024 Happy Pride Month! 🌈 June is special to Team Lopez because we get to celebrate love, diversity, and unity. We especially love Pride Month because it gives us the opportunity to join supporters, advocates, and champions to walk in the annual OC Pride parade. It’s always an honor and joy to meet a...
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