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Ward 3 – May’s Newsletter

Posted on May 20, 2022

Spring is in the air, and many exciting projects are blooming in our beautiful city! In Ward 3, improvements to the Santiago Park entrance and a possible new science park at the Discovery Cube are taking root. At City Council, our hard work has bared fruit with the approval of the General Plan update, adoption...

Santa Ana City Council Approves First Parks Master Plan

Posted on May 18, 2022

The document guides development of parks, facilities, trails and open space for the next 10 years. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council unanimously approved the City of Santa Ana’s first Parks Master Plan on Tuesday, May 17, to guide its investment in parks, facilities, trails, and open space over the next 10...

Santa Ana Homeless Population Fell 44% from 2019 to 2022

Posted on May 11, 2022

Santa Ana’s homeless population declined by 44%, or 779 people, from 2019 to 2022, according to the County of Orange’s Point in Time Count report released today. This was the third-largest decrease by percentage among Orange County cities in the homeless count that took place Feb. 21-24, 2022, and by far the single largest drop...

Mayor Sarmiento Statement on Recent Police Matters

Posted on May 5, 2022

Mayor Vicente Sarmiento released the following statement today: “Over the past several weeks City Councilmembers and I, as Mayor, have received numerous contacts from residents, business owners, and other elected officials raising concerns about various police department operations reported extensively in the media. As elected officials, we are asked to review these matters and hold...
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City Council adopts new ward boundaries map

Posted on April 27, 2022

  Santa Ana, CA – The once-a-decade responsibility to adjust the City of Santa Ana ward boundaries to reflect population changes and communities of interest has been finalized. The City of Santa Ana wants to thank everyone who participated in the redistricting process. On April 5, 2022, the Santa Ana City Council unanimously adopted the...

California Big City Mayors highlight the role of flexible funds in addressing the homelessness crisis

Posted on April 25, 2022

Flexible homelessness funds have supported 25,000 interventions to house homeless residents, but funding runs out this fiscal year Sacramento, CA - The California Big City Mayors, a bipartisan coalition of the mayors of California’s 13 largest cities, held a press conference in Sacramento today to highlight the importance of flexible state funding in addressing the...
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Ward 5 semi-annual newsletter

Posted on April 15, 2022

Welcome! Dear neighbors, Welcome to our semi-annual newsletter, where I share news, legislative updates, community events and highlight local art, businesses, and causes that are important to Ward 5 residents. In this edition of our semi-annual newsletter, I will recap events and important news and resources in the City over the last several months, including...
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Santa Ana Youth (SAY) employee program taking summer applications

Posted on March 30, 2022

The Santa Ana Youth Employment Program (SAY) is currently taking applications for the summer! The SAY Employment Program provides paid work experience to youth ages 16 to 21 years old. In order to qualify, applicants must: Live in Santa Ana Be 16 to 21 years old Be a U.S. Citizen or have legal permission to...
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Play and Learn Children’s Patio Begins Transformation of Santa Ana Public Library

Posted on March 23, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Eakins Public Affairs Information Officer (714) 647-5224 peakins@santa-ana.org City officials had a ribbon-cutting event for the cannabis tax-funded project on March 15. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana Public Library opened the new Play and Learn Children’s Patio on Tuesday, March 15, as the first...
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2022 State of the City Address by Mayor Sarmiento

Posted on January 27, 2022

Mayor Vicente Sarmiento delivered the 2022 State of the City Address on Wednesday, January 26. He looked back at the challenges and accomplishments of the past year, highlighted all of the great work happening in Santa Ana, and outlined his vision for the future of our city. The event was sponsored by the Santa Ana...
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City Council approves additional budget spending plan

Posted on January 19, 2022

Thanks to careful financial planning during the pandemic, the City of Santa Ana has an additional $42 million available in its budget for one-time spending. The City Council voted on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to spend some of this money on projects including: Juneteenth Celebration and other City events Tree trimming Sidewalk, alley and traffic improvements...
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City opposes County plan to open winter homeless shelter at Armory

Posted on November 17, 2021

Against the wishes of the City of Santa Ana, the County of Orange will be opening the National Guard Armory in Santa Ana to serve homeless during the cold weather season. Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento sent a letter of protest to the Board of Supervisors. “I do not oppose the operation of a cold...
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Santa Ana City Council approves $6 million for Revive Santa Ana resident stimulus program

Posted on November 16, 2021

20,000 Prepaid Visa Cards Valued at $300 each will be distributed to renters in high-poverty areas. The City of Santa Ana will distribute $6 million in prepaid Visa debit cards to households in the most impoverished areas of the city under the Revive Santa Ana Resident Stimulus Program. About 20,000 rental units will each receive...
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City Council approves new park, restrooms

Posted on October 21, 2021

These improvement projects are funded in part by recreational cannabis tax revenue and the Revive Santa Ana pandemic recovery initiative. Santa Ana residents will be getting a new park at the corner of Raitt and Myrtle streets and new restrooms at three existing park locations. The Santa Ana City Council recently approved funding and construction...
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Santa Ana City Council adopts rent stabilization and just cause eviction ordinances, effective Nov. 19

Posted on October 20, 2021

The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday night adopted two new ordinances to help protect renters: a Rent Stabilization Ordinance, which limits residential rent increases to no more than 3% per year, and a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance, which limits the allowed reasons for which a renter can be evicted. The new ordinances are not effective...
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City Council approves childcare centers and health agency study under Revive Santa Ana

Posted on August 19, 2021

The Santa Ana City Council this week approved agreements to provide childcare services at two community centers and conduct a feasibility study on creating a municipal public health agency. These are two of the first programs to move forward under the Revive Santa Ana pandemic recovery initiative. Revive Santa Ana, which is funded by the...
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City Council approves trash collection agreement that establishes Clean City Initiative

Posted on August 18, 2021

Republic Services will provide far more than trash, recycling pickup under the deal The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday approved a new trash and recycling pickup agreement that goes beyond the trash container by adding new services to clean up public spaces citywide and that takes a more environmentally friendly approach. The City Council...
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Santa Ana City Council approves Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget

Posted on June 16, 2021

The Santa Ana City Council approved a $717.1 million budget on Tuesday, June 15, for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that will improve service levels for residents despite the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unanimous vote followed several months of community town halls and budget workshops before the Council last week held two marathon...
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