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Athletic Fields at Memorial Park Closed, May 31 through August 15, 2022

Posted on May 26, 2022

The athletic fields at Memorial Park will be closed due to turf renovation from May 31 through August 15, 2022. The fields will be fenced off completely and will not be open to the public. Please use alternate athletic fields nearby while the Memorial Park fields are under construction. If you have any questions, please...
Full Closure on Main Street between 5th Street and 3rd Street

Full Closure on Main Street between 5th Street and 3rd Street

Posted on May 25, 2022

There will be a full closure to through traffic on Main Street between 5th Street and 3rd Street on Friday, May 27, 2022, in order to accommodate construction work in the area.  The closure will be from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday morning. The southbound lanes on Main Street between Santa Ana Boulevard...

Cabrillo Park Closed, May 25 through August 31, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022

Cabrillo Park will be closed due to an irrigation renovation project from May 25 through August 31, 2022. The park will be fenced off completely and will not be open to the public. Please use alternate parks nearby while Cabrillo Park is under construction. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works Construction at...

Updated General Plan Goes into Effect on May 26

Posted on May 25, 2022

The updated General Plan of the City of Santa Ana will go into effect on Thursday, May 26, 2022, the first time it has been comprehensively updated in 40 years. The Santa Ana City Council approved the General Plan update on April 19, 2022. The Santa Ana General Plan provides long-term policy direction to guide...

City Council Resolution for Chinatown Burning Signed at Ceremony

Posted on May 25, 2022

On May 24, 2022, Mayor Vicente Sarmiento was joined by members of the City Council to sign a historic resolution apologizing to Chinese immigrants and their descendants for acts of fundamental injustice and discrimination, seeking forgiveness, and committing to the rectification of past policies and misdeeds. The resolution stems from the City's actions on May...

Temporary Bike Trail Closures, May 24 – June 17, 2022

Posted on May 24, 2022

Sections of the following bike trails will be temporarily closed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on specific days due to landscape trimming: Greenville Bike Trail: 5/26/22 - 6/1/22, between Warner Avenue and Segerstrom Avenue Flower Bike Trail: 5/24/22 - 6/6/22, between Warner Avenue and Sunflower Avenue Pacific Electric Bike Trail: 6/1/22...

Hometown Heroes Military Banners Program Launches

Posted on May 23, 2022

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the City of Santa Ana unveiled our new Hometown Heroes street banners that proudly feature the name and branch of participating service members to acknowledge and thank them for their service to our country. Mayor Vicente Sarmiento, Mayor Pro Tem Phil Bacerra and Councilmember David Penaloza joined families of the...
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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...
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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...

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...
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Problems with your trash carts?

Posted on May 11, 2022

Residential cart removal and replacement continues through June 30, 2022. Are you still waiting to receive your new Republic Services carts? Visit the following link to see when your exchange is scheduled https://www.republicservices.com/santaanaca. If your exchange has already occurred and you need assistance or have questions, contact Republic Services at (877)328-2074 to: Adjust the number...
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Message from Chief of Police David Valentin

Posted on May 9, 2022

Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin has issued a video message today to address serious misinformation that has recently been reported about police activities and to assure the public that all Santa Ana Police Department officers and staff are held to the highest standard. The misinformation was reported on a blog about the Major Enforcement...

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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Santa Ana Boulevard Eastbound Lanes Closed at Bristol Street, May 3, 2022

Posted on May 3, 2022

The Santa Ana Boulevard eastbound lanes are closed at Bristol Street. Traffic will be detoured via Pacific Avenue to Civic Center Drive. Please follow detour signage. Westbound lanes on Santa Ana Boulevard will remain open. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day for the duration of the OC Streetcar construction work in...
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Youth Sports Co-Ed Rookie Baseball registration opening soon

Posted on May 2, 2022

The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency will open registration for Youth Sports Co-Ed Rookie Baseball for the June-August 2022 season. Registration dates and times June 1 June 4 June 6 June 8 June 11 June 13 Registration is open to boys and girls Pre-K to 8th grade. Cost $38 per child (includes shirt and...
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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...

Notice of public hearing concerning proposed changes to residential, multifamily, commercial, industrial, and construction, and demolition solid waste collection rates

Posted on April 28, 2022

Background The City Council has previously determined the collection and disposal of solid waste in the City is a service to be performed by a private company, under an exclusive franchise agreement. The exclusive franchise agreement with Republic Services was approved by the City Council on August 17, 2021. The rates for solid waste collection...
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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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