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Transit oriented development in Santa Ana gets a boost from a State Grant

Depot at Santiago

Transit Oriented Development Gets Boost From State Grant

From Mayor Miguel Pulido’s July, 2015 Newsletter

C&C Development’s project, The Depot at Santiago, was recently awarded a $3.9 million state grant through the b (AHSC), a program created to fund capital improvements that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the number of miles that people drive.

The 70-unit transit-oriented development project, located directly across the street from the Santa Ana Regional Transit Center (SARTC) and adjacent to the first stop of the proposed OC Streetcar project, will provide high quality, affordable housing. Read more…

 
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Mayor Miguel Pulido joins Com Link in honoring this year’s Neighborhood Heroes

Mayor Miguel Pulido at Com Link

Santa Ana Communication Linkage Forum Honors Outstanding Individuals

From Mayor Miguel Pulido’s July, 2015 Newsletter

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. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido will honor the Little Sparrow Café at the next City Council meeting

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City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County

Community Alert: Mayor Pulido Honors the Highly Acclaimed Little Sparrow Café

Mayor Miguel Pulido will present the owners of the Little Sparrow Café with the Exceptional Service Award for their outstanding contributions to the City of Santa Ana at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Armed with a dream to create a better food culture in Orange County, Bruce Marsh and his wife, Santa Ana native, Naseem Aflakian, partnered with Jenny Le to open the “Little Sparrow Cafe,” a French inspired bistro in Downtown Santa Ana in May 2013. Despite having no formal training in the restaurant business, they converted a vacant café space on Main and Third into an award winning culinary hotspot. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido vindicated by the O.C. District Attorney

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Mayor Miguel Pulido

Press Release, For Immediate Release: May 22, 2105

Press response: DA investigation

I am pleased to be vindicated by the Orange County District Attorney. After a lengthy investigation, I am happy that the DA’s conclusions of no wrongdoing were consistent with my understanding of the actions I took. In addition, the FPPC violations, which I have corrected, are reporting violations which I believe constituted no harm to the public. I believe that whether or not my father traded his business property for a home in Westminster has no impact on how I vote to reduce smog in Southern California, in my capacity as a board member for the AQMD.

I am relieved that after interviewing numerous witnesses – government experts, percipient witnesses and the Santa Ana City Attorney, and after involving the Orange County Grand Jury, closely reviewing 9,201 pages of subpoenaed documents, the District Attorney has exonerated me from wrongdoing. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido’s annual State of the City address set for June 10

Santa Ana 2015 State of the City Address

Santa Ana’s annual State of the City Breakfast is set for 6/10/2015 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Bowers Museum, located at 2002 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.

This event will feature, as is customary, keynote speaker Mayor Miguel Pulido. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana prepares for the drought

Miguel Pulido and Jerry Brown

Santa Ana Prepares for Drought

By: Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

California is in its fourth year of a severe drought. In response, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order on April 1st, mandating statewide water reductions for the first time in history. The Governor’s Executive Order calls for a reduction in water usage by 25 percent statewide. To achieve these savings, the State Water Board has adopted emergency regulations to set water use reduction targets for communities around the state.

What does this mean in Santa Ana? Read more…

 
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The Santa Ana-Garden Grove Streetcar Project

Santa Ana Streetcar Project Route

Santa Ana-Garden Grove Streetcar Project

By: Mayor Miguel Pulido

Located in the center of Orange County, California, Santa Ana is the county seat and the fifth most densely populated city in the United States with a population of 300,000 or more. The streetcar will serve the historic downtown of our thriving, energetic city which includes government offices, federal, state and local courthouses, unique restaurants and shops, an artists’ village, several colleges, and a variety of community enrichment organizations. The selected alignment will travel along Santa Ana Boulevard and 4th Street. On the way to Garden Grove’s busy international West tourist corridor along Harbor Boulevard, the streetcar will connect directly with 18 Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) bus routes, including the seven busiest routes in the county. Read more…

 
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City Council approves the environmental impact report for the proposed streetcar

Simulation of Santa Ana streetcar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 23, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713; Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

Streetcar Project in Santa Ana and Garden Grove Keeps Rolling with City Council’s OK

OCTA will take over leading the implementation of the new transportation alternative

ORANGE – A proposed streetcar in the cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove took a step forward this week when the Santa Ana City Council approved the project environmental impact report, which now sets the stage for the Orange County Transportation Authority to take the lead on project implementation.

From the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, through Downtown Santa Ana and the Civic Center, the streetcar would operate along 4th Street and Santa Ana Boulevard. The route would continue along the Pacific Electric right-of-way and connect to a new multimodal transit hub at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove. Read more…

 
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Mayor Miguel Pulido’s January, 2015 Newsletter

Pulido Newsletter

Mayor Miguel Pulido’s January, 2015 Newsletter

COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY: OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

The City recently received a $1.2 million federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to hire 10 new police officers. The Santa Ana Police Department has received national attention for its success in reducing crime using community oriented policing philosophies. In 2009, the City received its first federal COPS grant. These monies allowed the city to invest in smart technologies that spurred efficiencies and improved the effectiveness of our police personnel. The Department focused on expanding partnerships with both the local residents and community organizations as well as other law enforcement agencies. Task forces were established in specific neighborhoods to work with property owners to eliminate visual blight and to bring in additional resources from non-profits and other city departments. These efforts helped prevent criminal activity from occurring and dramatically improved the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana Mayor and Council Member installation and reception set for Dec. 9

Miguel Pulido at IMA meeting

The City of Santa Ana is hosting an Installation and Reception for Mayor Miguel Pulido and the City Council Members who were reelected in the November General Election, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, in Santa Ana.

There will be a reception immediately following at the Bowers Museum, located at 2002 North Main Street, in Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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