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Street closures planned for OC Marathon on May 5

Posted on May 1, 2024

Street closures will be in effect for the OC Marathon on Sunday, May 5, in Santa Ana, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, from 5 a.m. to as late as 12:30 p.m. The following street closures are planned in Santa Ana on May 5: MacArthur Blvd. at Raitt Street, both directions Raitt St. northbound from Sunflower...
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Public Works Maintenance Services Division celebrates Arbor Day

Posted on May 1, 2024

In recognition of National Arbor Day, the City’s Public Works Maintenance Services Division collaborated with multiple City departments and vendors, to host a family-friendly citywide community event on April 20, 2024, at Jerome Park celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day.  The Me Encanta Santa Ana event, which means I love Santa Ana in Spanish, gave...
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Traffic Engineer speaks at Public Works Conference

Posted on May 1, 2024

On April 17, 2024, at the 25th Annual American Public Works Association PWX SoCal Conference, City of Santa Ana Public Works Senior Traffic Engineer, Ruben Castaneda gave an engaging presentation on the “Santa Ana Vision Zero Plan” that has a goal to achieve zero pedestrian and bicyclists fatalities in Santa Ana.  The presentation discussed the...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – April 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

  News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Community Engagement - Navigating Change Together: Insight from the CRSN Semi-Annual Convening We are excited to share that our team recently attended the CRSN Semi-Annual Convening...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – March 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

  News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Applications are being accepted for the Rental Housing Board We would like to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Rental Housing Board. This...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – February 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Rent Stabilization Program Update Under the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance (“Ordinance”), all landlords with rental units that are subject to the Ordinance must pay...

Street closures and permitted events for April 25-May 1

Posted on April 25, 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, April 26 and...
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City of Santa Ana achieves 74% of new housing goals for 2021-2029

Posted on April 25, 2024

Santa Ana continues to lead California in creating much-needed housing. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana is on pace to meet and exceed its State-mandated housing goals well ahead of the 2029 deadline, thanks to a business-friendly development planning process and over $60 million in affordable housing investments by the City over...
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Street closures planned April 27 for Santa Ana Fun Run

Posted on April 24, 2024

The race is on, Santa Ana! Street closures will be in place for the Santa Ana Fun Run this Saturday, April 27, from 2 a.m. to 12 p.m., spanning from Flower to Bush streets and from 17th Street to Santa Ana Boulevard. Access will be open for those attending Día de los Niños, Día de...
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Santa Ana sees record development surge with $772 million permit valuation in 2023

Posted on April 23, 2024

The city is undergoing a transformation of new and innovative development. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana has reached a historic milestone in its development trajectory, issuing over 9,500 building permits for an all-time high construction valuation of $772 million in 2023. This remarkable achievement – more than double the construction valuation...

SR-55 Improvement Project full freeway closure planned nightly April 26-27

Posted on April 23, 2024

Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to install new power lines on the SR-55 freeway, which will require a full closure of both northbound and southbound lanes between Edinger Avenue and Dyer Road. This activity will occur as early as 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Crews may need...
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Legacy Square affordable housing receives prestigious 2024 Project of the Year award

Posted on April 19, 2024

Pioneering affordable housing community honored for innovation and impact Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Legacy Square, a 93-home affordable housing community developed by National CORE, the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana United Methodist Church, has been named the 2024 Project of the Year by the Orange County Affordable Housing Awards. The award was...

Street closures and permitted events for April 18-24

Posted on April 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. Update: Monday, April 22-May 31 one traffic lane only westbound on Segerstrom Avenue between Bristol and Flower Streets, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 one...

Students learn from construction engineers

Posted on April 18, 2024

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Santa Ana Public Works construction engineering team had the opportunity to participate in a structure building activity with the 4th grade class at Jackson Elementary School.  The Public Works engineers, Michelle Cabañas, Danny Mai, and Gerardo Padilla guided the students in constructing earthquake-resistant structures using spaghetti and marshmallows.  The...
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Santa Ana graduate receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

Posted on April 17, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Santa Ana native Diego A. Sarmiento has become the first Godinez High School graduate to be selected as a Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. Mr. Sarmiento is a 2021 Godinez High...
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Santa Ana City Council announces ‘strenuous opposition’ to proposed needle distribution program

Posted on April 17, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday, April 16, unanimously approved a resolution announcing its “strenuous opposition” to a proposed needle distribution program that would threaten public health and safety. “This resolution reaffirms the City Council’s commitment to protecting the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” Mayor Valerie Amezcua said. “We...
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City Council bans short-term residential rentals

Posted on April 17, 2024

The ordinance is intended to curb impacts on neighborhoods and increase available housing supplies. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has voted to ban short-term residential rentals to preserve the character of neighborhoods, address the negative impacts caused by these unpermitted business operations, and to open up much-needed housing supplies. The proliferation...
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Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency to offer three summer camps

Posted on April 16, 2024

With summer around the corner and the City of Santa Ana’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency (PRSCA) is gearing up to provide daily youth and teen summer programming. All camps run June 3 through August 9 and open for registration on Saturday, April 20. Guarantee your sport and register early for a summer camp...
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City breaks ground on George Upton All Access Park playground project

Posted on April 15, 2024

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the City of Santa Ana broke ground on the George Upton All Access Park project! In the next few months, the aging playground that was once located here will be replaced with an exciting new play area for children of all physical abilities. Located at Thornton Park, the George Upton...
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Lane reductions at intersection of Bristol St. and Santa Clara Ave, April 17 – 19, and 22

Posted on April 15, 2024

Starting on Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2024, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic lanes at the intersection of Bristol Street and Santa Clara Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction for roadwork.  In addition, Santa Clara Avenue will be closed at Bristol Street on...
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