This page lists information for media organizations and other public entities to use when informing their audiences about the City of Santa Ana.
For all City Hall media/press inquiries, please contact:
Public Affairs Information Officer
For Santa Ana Police Department media/press inquiries, please contact:
Sgt. Maria Lopez
Public Information Officer
About the City of Santa Ana
- Founded: 1869 (150th anniversary in 2019)
- Motto on City Seal: The Golden City
- Motto on City Logo: Downtown Orange County
- Square Miles: 27.5
- Population: 335,264 (as of 2015)
- Public K-12 School Districts: Santa Ana Unified, Garden Grove Unified, Tustin Unified, and Orange Unified
- Santa Ana (Spanish for “Saint Anne”) is located in Southern California, adjacent to the Santa Ana River, about 10 miles away from the California coast. Santa Ana is the county seat and second-most populous city in Orange County, as well as the 11-most populous city in California. It is the fourth-most densely populated place in the United States with a population of 300,000 or more: with 12,471.5 people per square mile.
- In the California State Legislature, Santa Ana is in the 34th Senate District, represented by Democrat Tom Umberg, and in the 69th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Tom Daly.
- In the United States House of Representatives, Santa Ana is split between California's 46th congressional district, represented by Democrat Lou Correa, and California's 48th congressional district, represented by Republican Michelle Steele.
About City Hall
- City Hall Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
- General phone number: (714) 647-5400
- Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every other Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa Ana City Hall and the Ross Annex are located in the Civic Center area, Building #20, centrally located in the city of Santa Ana between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard (north to south) and Flower Street and Ross Street (west to east). Find us on Google Maps.
About City government
Santa Ana uses a council-manager form of government, where a City Manager oversees day-to-day administration of City business, while the City Council sets City policy and vision.
The Santa Ana City Council is composed of seven members, consisting of the Mayor and six Councilmembers. Councilmembers are elected from one of six geographic wards in the City. The City Councilmembers serve a four-year term and are limited to three consecutive terms. The Mayor is directly elected at-large and has term limits of no more than four two-year terms. The Mayor Pro Tem is nominated and elected from amongst the seated Councilmembers. For more information about the City Council, visit our website.
City Council meetings are open to the public and are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Closed session meetings are held at 5 p.m., immediately followed by the regular meeting at approximately 5:45 p.m. The meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chamber, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701 or as noted on the agenda.
About the Santa Ana City Council
- Mayor Vicente Sarmiento
- Ward 1 - Councilmember Thai Viet Phan
- Ward 2 - Councilmember David Penaloza
- Ward 3 - Councilmember Jessie Lopez
- Ward 4 - Mayor Pro Tem Phil Bacerra
- Ward 5 - Councilmember Johnathan Ryan Hernandez
- Ward 6 - Councilmember Nelida Mendoza
- Phone: (714) 647-6900
- Fax: (714) 647-6954
- Send the City Council a message
- Mailing address: Santa Ana City Council, 20 Civic Center Plaza, P.O. Box 1988, M-31, Santa Ana, CA 92701
About key City services
Law enforcement is provided by the Santa Ana Police Department from three stations throughout the city. The city also shares a helicopter with the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach via the Airborne Law Enforcement (ABLE) program. Santa Ana contracts with the Orange County Fire Authority for fire services.
Electricity for the city is provided by Southern California Edison. The Southern California Gas Company provides natural gas service. Phone and cable television is provided by Spectrum and AT&T.
Click or tap the images below to view and download the City Seal and City Logo.