- Addressing homelessness in all areas of our city including a homelessness panel discussion
- Update on the status of proposed city ordinance to regulate Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s – Granny Flats)
- Update on the status of proposed city ordinance to regulate mobile food vendors
- Healthcare – flu update
- “Neighbor to Neighbor” Segment & Announcements
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the City of Santa Ana in collaboration with the Madison Neighborhood Association will be hosting the 15th Annual Madison Park Neighborhood Association Walk-A-Thon, Resource Faire and Cultural Festival taking place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 am; the walk will take place from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. The Resource Faire and Cultural Festival will feature local talent such as ballet folklorico, dancers and a disc jockey from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held at Madison Park, located at 1528 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707.
A goal of Madison Park Neighborhood Association is to encourage residents to use the park and trail system often as they get fit and healthy. In 2005 the Association formed a partnership with the City of Santa Ana to combat illegal camping, graffiti, trash, and to improve the maintenance and the look of the park and trail system in their neighborhood. Continue reading
Notice regarding Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) General Meeting – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who represents the First District (which includes Santa Ana) will be speaking at the next meeting of the Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) about the County’s effort to address homelessness in our city and in the County.
The Com-Link meeting is set for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Santa Ana Police Department in the Community Room – 60 Civic Center Plaza (on Boyd Way from W. Civic Center Drive), Santa Ana. Parking will be validated. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – Area residents and the general public are invited to participate in the upcoming Community Outreach Meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Southwest Senior Center – 2201 West McFadden Santa Ana, CA 92704. This meeting is being hosted by the City in an effort to inform the public of the procurement of the parcel in the area of Raitt and Myrtle to develop a community park. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – The community is invited to participate in the upcoming Community Outreach Meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Lacy and 6th streets. This meeting is being held in accordance with the City’s practice of informing the public of the procurement of the parcels located in the area of Lacy and 6th Streets to develop a community park.
Topics to be covered include:
• Brief history of the project
• Presentation of feedback
• Conceptual plan input Continue reading
General Meeting – Thursday, January 26, 2017
Community Room @ Santa Ana Police Station, at 60 Civic Center Plaza, in Santa Ana
The State of California and the City of Santa Ana have determined that they want to increase the supply of “affordable housing” on the backs of single family residential neighborhoods, according to several neighborhood leaders.
In the City’s proposed ordinance (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 2016-05) there are two components. The State mandates are law and would be very difficult, expensive and time-consuming to revise or get relief from. The City recommended component is their “wish list” and can be defeated by Santa Ana residents. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The City of Santa Ana is pleased to announce that its Downtown was recognized as one of five Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association (APA). Each year, as part of its Great Places in America program, the APA recognizes exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States. These places, according to the APA, demonstrate exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.
Regarding the distinction, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido states, “the best is yet to come in Downtown Santa Ana. Thanks to careful planning and dedicated leadership from elected officials and City staff, Santa Ana is poised to benefit from major infrastructure investments like the OC Street Car. The City’s foresight in adopting a Transit Zoning Code has prepared Santa Ana to leverage this investment by catalyzing new housing construction, promoting new economic development opportunities, and encouraging more sustainable transportation choices.” Continue reading
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will be speaking at the West Floral Park Neighborhood Association on August 10, 2016, at 7 p.m., at Santiago Elementary School, in Room 51, which is behind the main office. Santiago Elementary is located at 2212 N. Baker St., in Santa Ana.
One question that might be posed to Sheriff Hutchens is whether or not her agency may take over security at the Plaza of the Flags, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed homeless man by an SAPD police officer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016
Contact: Chris Schmidt, West End Community Oriented Policing, firstname.lastname@example.org; Connie Hamilton, Connect-to-Council, 714-745-1692 (Phone/text)
West End Community Oriented Policing to present Community Policing Forum for Santa Ana residents in South East District
The Celebrate Santa Ana 2016 Award, Networking, Recognition & Resource Expo is set for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Santa Ana College Exercise Science Building.
Since 1996, Santa Ana has maintained a tradition of bringing together our town’s community based organizations, opinion leaders and key representatives for a free event called Celebrate Santa Ana. This event typically attracts hundreds of leaders representing our neighborhood associations, school parent groups, faith-based organizations, service clubs, non-profit social service agencies, local elected officials and business leaders with an interest in civic engagement. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2016
Contact: Chris Schmidt, West End Community Oriented Policing, email@example.com
Connie Hamilton, Connect-to-Council, 714-745-1692 (Phone/text)
West End Community Oriented Policing to present second Community Policing Forum for Santa Ana residents in West End District
Santa Ana, CA, –West End Community Oriented Policing, along with Connect-to-Council, will present the second Community Policing forum for the residents of Santa Ana. This forum will offer residents the opportunity to provide their input and assist in creating a community policing plan for Santa Ana. At the first forum that took place last month, one of the suggestions was to encourage SAPD to build stronger partnerships with the community and faith-based organizations. Other
suggestions are being solicited and the public is invited to share input. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug 26, 2015
Connie Hamilton, Connect-to-Council, 714-745-1692, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Ana, CA, –The Connect-to-Council organization, along with NeighborWorks OC and OC Human Relations, will present “Santa Ana Community Policing for the 21st Century”, a forum for concerned residents of Santa Ana. This forum will feature a panel of community members and experts discussing the most effective Community-Policing methods for today’s challenges and for the future of Santa Ana.
The Santa Ana Communication Linkage Forum (“Com-Link”) strives to promote positive leadership, community participation, unity and pride in all neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in Santa Ana “block-by-block.” The Board of Com-Link established the Neighborhood Hero Award in 1998 to honor those individuals who have shown commitment and enthusiasm in bettering the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, I had the great pleasure of participating with the Board of Com-Link to celebrate and recognize 17 Neighborhood Heroes and 27 winners of the Most Beautiful Yard Program at the Bowers Museum. The event was a huge success with over 200 community members in attendance. Continue reading