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City Council Approves Loans for Affordable Housing Projects

Posted on June 29, 2022

The City of Santa Ana continues to invest in affordable housing for our residents. On June 21, 2022, the City Council approved $5.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act housing funds for the development of WISEPlace to provide 47 units of permanent supportive housing at 1411 N. Broadway. The project will provide formerly homeless...
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Adopted 2022-2023 Santa Ana Budget Expands City Services

Posted on June 22, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Eakins Public Affairs Information Officer (714) 647-5224   The City Council approved the new budget on June 21. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday, June 21, unanimously adopted a new City budget that will create additional parks and outdoor spaces, expand youth programs, improve libraries, fix...
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Santa Ana Adopts Water Conservation Actions

Posted on June 8, 2022

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Santa Ana City Council approved reduction actions for a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage on June 7, 2022, asking all Santa Ana residents to lower their water use by following water conservation practices and for businesses to improve their water use processes. While there is no current water supply emergency...
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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...

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 2022 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 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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