COSAS: Metropolis Supervisor’s E-newsletter September 15, 2022

September 16, 2022

On this problem of COSAS, get updates on 4th Road building, find out how the police division is working to rent extra feminine officers, discover enjoyable actions like Fiestas Patrias and Wilderness Membership excursions, and extra Santa Ana information and occasions.

Highlight Photograph

Dragon Fruit from Jerome

Photograph Credit score: Santa Ana Neighborhood Gardens

Santa Ana Neighborhood Gardens

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Metropolis Supervisor’s Highlights

4th Road Replace

As building for the OC Streetcar continues by means of Downtown, the final couple of weeks have offered some optimistic updates for our group.

  • A part of 4th Road is now open in each instructions, from Essential Road eastbound passing French Road.
  • We’ve added ornamental lights to beautify Calle Cuatro.
  • The Orange County Transportation Authority this week accepted almost $680,000 to assist us cowl the prices of free parking that we’ve got been offering at Metropolis-owned tons this yr to assist affected companies.

That is along with the $3 million in enterprise grants the Metropolis Council has accepted to assist the companies affected by the development of the OC Streetcar and $1.2 million from the County of Orange. So come downtown to assist native companies and revel in plenty of artwork and actions!

Fiestas Patrias is again!

Our forty second annual Fiestas Patrias pageant celebrating our group’s vibrant Latino and Hispanic tradition is again after a two-year absence throughout the pandemic! The free pageant is happening this weekend, September 17 and 18, on Flower Road between Civic Heart Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard.

Study extra about Fiestas Patrias


SAPD holding first ladies’s hiring expo

In Santa Ana, we worth a various office in each Metropolis division, so I’m proud that the Santa Ana Police Division is having its first Ladies’s Hiring Expo subsequent month. The occasion will happen on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the SAPD Neighborhood Room, 60 Civic Heart Plaza. The expo will give ladies enthusiastic about a profession in legislation enforcement the chance to fulfill the present feminine officers {and professional} employees and study concerning the software and testing course of. In the event you or somebody you realize is enthusiastic about attending the expo, you should register to attend.

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Register for the expo

Santa Ana Public Library receives $9 million grant

The Library Companies Company has been awarded over $9 million from the California State Library Constructing Ahead Grant Program to fund a wide range of vital upkeep and infrastructure tasks on the Essential Library. The Santa Ana Public Library obtained the 5th-highest award quantity out of the 234 tasks funded. The grant will complement Revive Santa Ana funds (federal pandemic reduction) and is an enormous step towards revitalizing and restoring our historic Essential Library. To ensure it has the perfect sources, companies and areas, we want to hear from residents about what you worth! Take a quick survey to tell us what you want to included within the renovation.

Take the temporary survey

Parks and Rec creates Wilderness Membership!

Be part of Santa Ana’s first Wilderness Membership! The membership explores the character that exists in our on a regular basis habitats and native wilderness parks by means of guided hikes, subject journeys and volunteer actions. The primary climbing subject journey shall be at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa on Saturday, October 22, at 9 a.m., which is maxed to capability! You possibly can join the ready checklist beneath. The second hike is scheduled for November 19 at Irvine Regional Park. Further particulars concerning the second hike are coming quickly!

Join the Oct. 22 ready checklist

OCFA participates in Nationwide Catastrophe Preparedness Month

September is Nationwide Catastrophe Preparedness Month and Orange County Hearth Authority has put collectively a marketing campaign that goals at growing public consciousness for tactics to arrange for an emergency. The marketing campaign will encourage residents and households to take motion and use this month to ascertain a plan, make a package, and deal with their residence hazards. Each week this month will concentrate on a unique matter towards making ready for a catastrophe. Click on on the hyperlink beneath to entry the helpful sources!

OCFA catastrophe preparedness sources

Watering bushes in the summertime warmth

Are you maintaining a tally of your parkway tree and bushes in your property? Beneath are some useful recommendations on how one can correctly water bushes throughout the summer time warmth and methods on how one can enhance water retention. Including mulch to the bottom of a tree will scale back water loss from evaporation, scale back the expansion of undesirable weeds and replenish vitamins because it biodegrades.

  • Water within the early morning or night.
  • Keep away from wetting foliage when watering.
  • Don’t over water.
  • Keep away from watering bushes proper on the trunk.
  • Water bushes and shrubs slowly.
  • Mulch ring across the base of tree: 6-inch layer and 4-foot diameter.
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Further ideas

Win a free tour of California’s Water System

Would you want to realize first-hand information about your water provide at an all-expenses-paid tour of the State Water Undertaking and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta? Chosen members will fly to the Delta space Oct. 28-29, courtesy of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

To use, please submit your resume, a paragraph about your self and a quick assertion on why you have to be chosen for this chance to [email protected]. Candidates should be:

  • A Santa Ana resident
  • At the very least 21 years outdated
  • Enrolled in increased schooling (not main particular)

Tales of the Metropolis

Placing on a present

After canceling or scaling again most of our Metropolis-produced occasions for 2 years throughout the pandemic, we’ve got been making up for misplaced time! We introduced again many conventional occasions, equivalent to Fiestas Patrias this weekend, and the Santa Ana Metropolis Council added a number of new occasions.

Our Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Companies employees have been busy planning all of those enjoyable actions for each youngsters and adults, together with films and concert events within the park all summer time lengthy and several other giant festivals. For these large occasions, our employees has to guide performers and line up distributors, develop a website plan to determine the place the stage and all the different actions shall be positioned, and plan many different particulars large and small – from parking to restrooms to lighting.

Watch this video of our newest occasion, our first Chicano Heritage Pageant, and you may get an thought of how a lot work goes into it.

Discover Metropolis occasions

Metropolis Council Conferences

Metropolis Council conferences are sometimes held on the primary and third Tuesdays of every month at 5 p.m. Conferences now have each in-person and digital participation and attendance and are stay streamed on YouTube and CTV 3 (channel 3 on Spectrum and channel 99 on AT&T TV). In the event you’d like to supply public feedback on agenda and non-agenda gadgets, you possibly can e mail, attend in individual, or be a part of the Zoom webinar on-line or by telephone.

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September 20 Assembly Agenda


Fiestas Patrias – September 17 & 18

Be part of us on Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, to rejoice Fiestas Patrias, a collection of holidays that mark the independence of assorted Latin American nations and rejoice our Hispanic and Latino tradition in Santa Ana. Headlining performers are Beatriz Adriana and Raymix on Sept. 17 and El Chapo de Sinaloa on Sept. 18. We’ll be celebrating with road truthful festivities that embody stay music, meals, cultural exhibitors, carnival rides, and extra. 

  • September 17 & 18
  • 12-8 p.m.
  • Flower Road between Civic Heart Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard

Study extra about Fiestas Patrias

Mid-Autumn Moon Pageant at Newhope Library – September 17

Be part of the Santa Ana Public Library to rejoice and study concerning the Mid-Autumn Moon Pageant, that includes a dragon dance efficiency, crafts, lantern decorations and extra. All members will get a free pre-wrapped moon cake whereas provides final.

  • September 17
  • 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Newhope Library, 122 N Newhope St.

Santa Ana Annual Inside Coastal Cleanup – September 17

The Metropolis of Santa Ana Public Works Company is internet hosting an Inside-Coastal Cleanup Day occasion at Jerome Park, positioned at 2115 W. McFadden Ave., on Saturday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All volunteers are required to signal a waiver and if underneath 18 years outdated, a guardian or guardian should signal the waiver. If you need to take part within the cleanup, please contact Craig Foster at (714) 647-5659 or [email protected].

  • September 17
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Jerome Park, 2115 W. McFadden Ave.

Future Canine Park Neighborhood Assembly – September 17

Santa Ana neighbors are invited to an in-person group assembly with the Metropolis of Santa Ana Public Works Company to evaluation the ultimate idea design for the primary ever canine park in Santa Ana. The ultimate idea design showcases the concepts that the group requested. 

  • Saturday, September  17
  • 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Centennial Park reservations workplace, 3000 W. Edinger Ave.

Donuts with Dispatch – September 21

Come meet and greet the Santa Ana PD 911 Operators on Wednesday, September 21, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.! All attendees will obtain a free donut and occasional courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Division. No registration required. 

  • September 21
  • 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Maz Cafe Con Leche, 608 N. Lacy St.

Mid-Autumn Pageant – October 1

Save the date for our first Mid-Autumn Pageant. We’ll be celebrating at Rosita Park starting at 4 p.m. The celebration will embody a Lion Dance, a drum efficiency, a trend present, meals distributors, a youngsters zone, exhibitors, a raffle, music, and free mooncakes (whereas provides final)!

  • October 1
  • 4-9 p.m.
  • Rosita Park, 706 N. Newhope St.