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Revised September 14, 2016

New General Plan

In March 2014 the City Council adopted the Santa Ana Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was the result of an extensive community outreach process and established specific goals, objectives and strategies to guide the City’s major efforts. One of the key strategies identified is to complete a comprehensive update of the City’s Existing General Plan.

The General Plan is the City’s principal long-range policy and planning document guiding the development, conservation, and enhancement of Santa Ana.  It is a document that contains a comprehensive collection of goals and policies related to the physical development of the City. State law requires every city and county to adopt a general plan to represent the jurisdiction’s view of its future. The new General Plan’s chapters, known as “elements,” will embrace current topics, practices and philosophies.

There are ongoing opportunities to engage in the conversation and participate in shaping the New General Plan.  You are invited to be involved in the General Plan conversation through community meetings, the New General Plan website, or by e-mailing your thoughts to NewGeneralPlan@santa-ana.org.

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Upcoming Meetings

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Previous Meetings

The City of Santa Ana conducted a series of community meetings to promote conversation pertaining to overall perceptions of the City.  Following a brief introduction to the basic elements of the General Plan and its role in setting the VISION for the future, attendees participated in a written survey (Spanish & English) and smaller group discussions.  The following are highlights of these discussions:

Santa Ana Youth Commission Meeting GP 1
Friday, September 16, 2016
Santa Ana City Council Chamber
22 Civic Center Plaza
6:00 p.m.

Fiestas Patrias ‘Pop-up’ Booth
Saturday, September 10, 2016
& Sunday, September 11, 2016
12:00 p.m.

Delhi Center - Youth Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Delhi Center
505 E Central Ave
5:00 p.m.

Nicholas Academic Center # 2 – Youth Meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Valley High School
1801 S. Greenville StreetGP 2
4:00 p.m.

Kidworks - Youth Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Kidworks Center
1902 W. Chestnut Avenue                                                         
5:00 p.m.

Art Walk ‘Pop-up’ Booth
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Second Street Promenade
207 N Broadway
4:30 p.m.

Back-to-School Night ‘Pop-up’ Booth
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Carver Elementary
1401 W Santa Ana Blvd
3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                       

Ciclovia ‘Pop-up’ Booth
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ciclovia & 5k Festival
Fifth and Broadway
10:00 a.m.                                                                                               CarverElementary

Library Youth Overnight Camping Workshop
Friday, July 29, 2016
Santa Ana Central Library
26 Civic Center Plaza
9:00 p.m.

Kidworks - Youth Meeting
Monday, July 6, 2016
Kidworks Center
1902 W. Chestnut Avenue
5:30 p.m

Lorin Griset – Summer Youth Recruitment
Monday, June 13, 2016
Lorin Griset Academy
1915 W. McFadden Avenue
9:00 a.m.

Nicholas Academic Center #1 – Summer Youth Recruitment
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Nicholas Academic Center
412 W. 4th Street
5:30 p.m.

Nicholas Academic Center # 2 – Summer Youth Recruitment
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Valley High School
1801 S. Greenville Street
3:30 p.m.

Middle College High School – Summer Youth Recruitment
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Santa Ana College
1530 West 17th Street
11:00 a.m.

Youth Commission Meeting
Friday, May 20, 2016
Santa Ana Public Library - Meeting Room A
26 Civic Center Plaza
5:00 p.m.

Santa Ana Unified School District
Youth-Based Coordination Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2016
SAUSD Office
1601 East Chestnut Avenue
10:30 a.m.

Kidworks/ Youth Empowerment Network (YEN)
Youth-Based Coordination Meetings
Monday, May 2, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Kidworks Center
1902 West Chestnut Avenue
5:00 p.m.

Kidworks Early Youth Engagement
Monday, April 18, 2016
City Hall Ross Annex
20 Civic Center Plaza
4:00 p.m.

City Council One-on-One InterviewsTop2
April to June, 2016

Celebrate Santa Ana
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Santa Ana College
1530 West 17th Street
5:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting - Ward 3
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Santiago Elementary School
2212 North Baker Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting - Ward 4
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Carr Intermediate School
2120 West Edinger Avenue
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting - Ward 6
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Newhope Library
112 South Newhope Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting - Ward 1
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Madison Elementary School
1124 East Hobart Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting -Ward 2
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Santa Ana Senior Center
424 West Third Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting- Ward 5
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
City Public Works Yard
220 South Daisy AvenueTop3
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Com-Link Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Santa Ana Police Department Community Room
60 Civic Center Plaza
6:30 p.m.

Community Meeting
Santa Ana Business Community
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
1000 E. Santa Ana Boulevard, 1st Floor Large Conference Room
3:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting
Santa Ana Seniors
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Santa Ana Senior Center
424 W. Third Street
10:30 a.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting
Boys and Men of Color
Monday, December 14, 2015
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
425 So. Sullivan Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Community Meeting
Coach Royal Mobile Home Park
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
425 So. Sullivan Street
6:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

General Plan Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
20 Civic Center Plaza, City Hall
 Ross Annex, Room 1600
5:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes

Planning Commission Work Program Overview
Monday, October 26, 2015
City Council Chambers
22 Civic Center Plaza
5:30 p.m.

City Council Meeting Work Program Overview
Monday, September 15, 2015
City Council Chambers
22 Civic Center Plaza
5:30 p.m.

Current Santa Ana General Plan

The General Plan is the City’s principal long-range policy and planning document guiding the development, conservation, and enhancement of Santa Ana. It is a document that contains a comprehensive collection of goals and policies related to the physical development of the City. State law requires every city and county to adopt a general plan to represent the jurisdiction’s view of its future.

The current General Plan contains the following 16 elements:

Airport Environs Element|Circulation Element|Conservation Element|Economic Development Element|Education Element|Energy Element|Growth Management Element|Housing Element|Land Use Element|Noise Element|Open Space, Parks and Recreation Element|Public Facilities Element|Public Safety Element|Scenic Corridors Element|Seismic Safety Element|Urban Design Element

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