FAQ Topic: City Council

How do I participate in City Council meetings?

Join us in person: You can attend a meeting and provide in-person comments by addressing the City Council at the podium inside the Council Chamber. Face coverings are strongly recommended when entering City buildings. Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker, unless a different time is announced by the presiding chair. Speakers who … Continued

When and where do City Council meetings take place?

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Santa Ana City Hall in the  Council Chamber, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Closed session meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and the regular open meetings begin at 5:45 p.m. Learn more on our Agendas and minutes … Continued

Who is the City Council?

The Santa Ana City Council is composed of seven members, which consist of the Mayor and six councilmembers. Councilmembers are nominated from one of six geographic wards in the City.  The following individuals serve on the City Council: Mayor Valerie Amezcua, Mayor Pro Tem Thai Viet Phan, Councilmember Benjamin Vazquez, Councilmember Jessie Lopez, Councilmember Phil … Continued

How do I contact the City Council?

There are four ways:  Send the City Council a message using this online form.  Email the councilmember. You can find the City Council email directory on this webpage.  Call our office: (714) 647-6900.  Attend a City Council meeting and address the City Council during the public comments portion of the meeting.

Can the City Council sponsor my nonprofit organization?

The quick answer: it depends. The City Council can issue one-time donations to eligible nonprofits for eligible special events that provide a community benefit (examples include neighborhood gatherings, community events at a City park, or a small parade). To qualify, organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and meet our eligibility criteria. View the Special Event … Continued

Where can I find information about elections?

The City Clerk serves as the elections official and is responsible for Santa Ana city elections. For more information, visit the City Clerk’s Office’s website. For information about general election information, visit the County of Orange’s Registrar of Voters’ website.

Where do I vote?

Vote Centers mean many more options for voters. Elections are no longer a one-day event. Voting begins the month before any election day when every voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Take advantage of the alternatives available to avoid congestion – from voting at home, drive-thru ballot drop-off, in-person options, returning your ballot via the … Continued

How do I register to vote?

Need to register to vote for the first time or update address, marital status, or political party?  Register to vote online using the State of California Secretary of State’s online voter registration form.

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