- 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
The city of Santa Ana decided to adopt the state of California’s new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance effective January 1st, which will allow a detached building up to 1,200 sq ft. to be built on an existing residential property or even an existing garage to be converted into a living space.
For the last year, Santa Ana residents have voiced their concerns that the state ordinance does not require the property owner to provide parking for the tenants of these new ADU’s and will just make the existing street parking problem in our city even worse. 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
The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday unanimously directed staff to update the city’s Second Dwelling Unit Ordinance, which only allows modest-sized granny flats – between 300 square feet and 750 square feet or 30 percent of the size of the primary dwelling on the parcel, whichever is less, according to the O.C. Register.
What this means is that zoning regulations will be revised and residents may be allowed to build much larger add-ons that might include amenities like bathrooms and kitchens.
But is this a good idea? Dramatically increasing housing density at a time that crie is out of control doesn’t make much sense to us. Continue reading