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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for January 13, 2023

Posted on January 13, 2023

In this edition of COSAS, learn about our new traffic safety survey, the lowered home business permit fee, an upcoming safe routes to school project, community engagement efforts by Code Enforcement, and fun events happening in our City. Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Luchando in Santa Ana. Photo Credit: Marcos S. - @luxeodon, @i_photovisions To...
Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Ana Winter Village

COSAS: City Manager’s newsletter for December 16, 2022

Posted on December 16, 2022

SUBSCRIBE to the COSAS Newsletter  In this edition of COSAS, learn about the new City Council, more renter protections for Santa Ana residents, a new cannabis law, holiday schedules for different facilities, and fun holiday events happening in our City. Spotlight photo Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit the Santa Ana Winter Village Photo Credit: Cori...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for December 2, 2022

Posted on December 2, 2022

SUBSCRIBE to the COSAS Newsletter  In this edition of COSAS, learn about our Shop Santa Ana program, the library’s expanding hours, fun holiday events like the Winter Village, Pancakes with Santa and the Ride of Lights, and much more! Spotlight Photo   Christmas on 4th St. Photo Credit: Hiram U. To submit your own original...
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City Manager’s homelessness update November 15, 2022

Posted on November 16, 2022

City Manager Kristine Ridge gave an update to the City Council on Nov. 15, 2022, about the City's efforts to address homelessness. City of Santa Ana is a leader in Orange County in addressing the needs of unhoused individuals. Learn more by visiting our Homeless Services Data Dashboard.
Halloween at Southwest Senior Center

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for November 10, 2022

Posted on November 10, 2022

SUBSCRIBE to the COSAS Newsletter  In this edition of the COSAS newsletter, read about a wonderful new affordable housing development, how we’re making our streets safer, our community gardens, and much more Santa Ana news and events. Spotlight Photo Halloween at Southwest Senior Center Photo Credit: Hiram U. To submit your own original photo of...
Creature from the Black Lagoon at Birch Park

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for October 27, 2022

Posted on October 27, 2022

In this edition of the City Manager’s newsletter, learn about what the City is doing to address homelessness and what you can do to help, see our new activities guide, and read about other City news, programs and events. Spotlight Photo "Creature from the Black Lagoon" screening at Birch Park Photo Credit: Hiram U. To...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for October 13, 2022

Posted on October 13, 2022

In this edition of the City Manager’s newsletter, find fun Halloween events and other activities, read about our new PAAL center, learn about the City’s ballot measures, and more! Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Traditional Vietnamese Dance at the Mid-Autumn Festival Photo Credit: Hiram U. To submit your own original photo of Santa Ana to...
Fiestas Patrias Folklorico Dancer

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for September 29, 2022

Posted on September 29, 2022

In this edition of the City Manager’s newsletter, read about our recent housing accomplishments, share your ideas about downtown murals, apply to serve on a City commission or board, and find fun activities like Taste of Santa Ana and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Baile Folklorico at Fiestas Patrias Photo Credit: Hiram...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for September 15, 2022

Posted on September 15, 2022

In this issue of COSAS, get updates on 4th Street construction, learn how the police department is working to hire more female officers, find fun activities like Fiestas Patrias and Wilderness Club excursions, and more Santa Ana news and events. Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Dragon Fruit from Jerome Photo Credit: Santa Ana Community Gardens...
Chicano Heritage Festival Crowd

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for September 1, 2022

Posted on September 1, 2022

In this issue of the City Manager’s newsletter, see the design for Santa Ana's first new dog park, learn about our new stormwater capture system, Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on two unique homes, and find lots of fun events and other news. Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Inaugural Chicano Heritage Festival Photo Credit: Hiram U....
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for August 12, 2022

Posted on August 12, 2022

In this edition of COSAS, check out our cool new library card designs, street lighting improvements, mosquito control efforts, and many exciting events and activities including concerts, movies, a butterfly exhibit and our first ever Chicano Heritage Festival! Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo The Smokin' Cobras perform at Windsor Park Photo Credit: Hiram U. To...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for July 29, 2022

Posted on July 29, 2022

In this issue of the City Manager’s newsletter, we have so much great news to share! Learn about SAPD’s new meditation room, the gun buyback event, Public Works' campaign to raise water conservation awareness, the 2021 Water Quality Report, and all of the exciting events happening in August! Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo Downtown Graffiti...
4th Of July Celebration

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for July 15, 2022

Posted on July 15, 2022

In this issue of the City Manager’s newsletter, we have so much great news to share! Learn about the Santa Ana Zoo’s new butterfly exhibit, a new assistance program for commercial property owners, the Housing Element Draft, our new park host, and tons of fun events! Subscribe to COSAS Spotlight Photo 4th of July at...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for June 17, 2022

Posted on June 17, 2022

In this issue of the City Manager’s newsletter, we have so much great news to share! Learn about the library’s new Knowledge Mobile that will be rolling into your neighborhood, upcoming movies in the park, who to call for water emergencies and illegal fireworks, and tons of fun events for Pride, Juneteenth, Fourth of July...
Purple Jacaranda flowers blooming on a Jacaranda tree on Myrtle Street

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for June 3, 2022

Posted on June 3, 2022

In this issue of the City Manager’s newsletter, find out all of the fun things happening this summer in Santa Ana, see how we’re honoring local military service members, and get more Santa Ana news and events. Spotlight Photo Jacaranda spring in Santa Ana (Myrtle Street) Photo Credit: Nhat T. To submit your own original...
Sign spinners exhibition at Grand Central Art Center

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for May 12, 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

In this edition of the City Manager’s newsletter, learn about the City’s successful efforts to address homelessness, calls for public art, new funding for nonprofits, what’s going to happen to the historic YMCA building, and other local news and events! Spotlight Photo Sign spinners exhibition at Grand Central Art Center Photo Credit: John S. To...
Child near a mural in downtown Santa Ana

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for April 28, 2022

Posted on April 28, 2022

  In this edition of COSAS, read about our Parks Master Plan, learn how Santa Ana police helped in a major FBI investigation, get summer safety tips, and find more local news and events. Spotlight Photo Finding Murals in Downtown Photo Credit: Tanya V. (@avasangelwings) To submit your own original photo of Santa Ana to...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for April 14, 2022

Posted on April 14, 2022

  In this edition of COSAS, share your ideas about City programs and services, see the new Council ward map, apply for housing vouchers, find fun Santa Ana events, and learn about many new City projects. Sunset Blues Photo Credit: Johnny B @johnnyruiz__ To submit your own original photo of Santa Ana to be featured...
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COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for March 31, 2022

Posted on March 31, 2022

In this edition of COSAS, find out how to participate in the City budget process, get working with a career fair and a youth employment program, learn how to apply for new affordable housing, and find out about many fun and educational programs and events. Spotlight Photo Butterflies and Soccer at Centennial Park Photo Credit:...
Kid eating ice cream in front of Virgin Mary mural in Downtown Santa Ana

COSAS: City Manager’s Newsletter for March 11, 2022

Posted on March 11, 2022

In this edition of COSAS, learn about all of the great new Revive Santa Ana programs, zoo and urban greening projects, grants for businesses and artists, educational library classes and activities, fun events, and more! Spotlight Photo Shopping and ice cream in DTSA Photo Credit: Silvano R. @mad.elephant City Manager’s highlights Revive Santa Ana Programs...
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