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The Board of the Santa Ana Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) will hold their monthly general meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Santa Ana Police Department Community Room – 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. Parking validation will be provided.

The following topics will be discussed:

• Kevin Cabrera of the Heritage Museum of Orange County
• Citywide Parking Issues Panel and Discussion with City Councilmember Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias and City staff from the following agencies: Public Works, Planning and Building, and the Santa Ana Police Department Traffic Division
• “Neighbor to Neighbor” Segment and Announcements
For more information, please tap or click here to view the September 26th Com-Link general meeting flyer.

In case you missed the August 22nd Com-Link General Meeting, below are highlights shared by the main presenter, Santa Ana City Manager Kristine Ridge:

1) City Council approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and current reserves exceed City’s reserve policy. With Public Safety being a top priority, the Santa Ana Police Department is on track to hire 50 new officers by the end of the 2019 calendar year.

2) Homelessness is the #1 concern in the community and the City is making progress through the following ways: $2M in additional funding allocated to address homelessness, separate from $1M already funded to operate “The Link” – the City’s 200-bed shelter; the City will soon contract with a private security company specifically for all City parks; the City’s Quality of Life Team addressing homeless encampments Citywide work shift has been moved later from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; City Manager has been in negotiations with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) company to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding to partner and address trash and encampments on UPRR property; and the City’s smartphone app will soon have a feature to report homeless encampments on public and private property.

3) Capital Improvements Opportunity – As soon as funding is available, the City will move forward with plans to improve street medians with drought-tolerant landscaping.

Santa Ana residents report getting great results using the MySantaAna Smart phone app available at the Apple and Android store. Please tap or click here to refer to the attached bi-lingual fact sheet for further details.

Please respond by email or contact the Santa Ana Neighborhood Initiatives Program office at (714) 667-2260 should you have questions or need additional information.

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By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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