Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SABHC) is committed to addressing health inequities and improving opportunities for a healthy, thriving Santa Ana. SABHC understands that health is directly shaped by the circumstances in which people are born, raised, live, and work. Improving these circumstances is a collective responsibility and one that must be led by those directly affected.
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In 2020, Central Santa Ana will be a healthy, safe and vital community where diversity is a strength and residents of all ages work together and in partnership with multiple sectors to create opportunities for optimal physical, mental, economic and social well-being across geographic boundaries.”
To promote a more democratic electoral system that does includes all communities that live and vote in Santa Ana. In Santa Ana, six council members reside in six different districts and are elected at-large—citywide— by voters. The mayor doesn’t have a district and is elected at-large as well. The move to district elections would mean voters could only vote for people running in their districts, although it’s still unclear how the mayor would be elected. City Council voted 6-0 on July 17th to place by-ward elections on the ballot in November for the voters to decide. The city is also hosting community meetings to share the City Ward Re-Boundary Process. You can find that presentation on our resources section under "Our Work". The last community presentation is September 15, 2018 at 10am. See events for full details.
Community Lands in Community Hands
There are over 90 city-owned empty lots owned by the City that can be put to better use. Instead of selling-off this once-in-lifetime asset, the City should engage local residents in the decision and development process to produce public benefits for future generations.
Location: Webinar in Santa Ana, CA
This webinar will provide critical information to prepare community groups in their census education outreach efforts in Orange County. California and the Inland Empire, in particular, hold one of the highest hard-to-count (HTC) populations. The stakes of accurately counting these populations are extremely high. An under-count could result in the loss of a congressional seat for California and billions of dollars in federal funding for our state and local communities. It could also result in unfair political representation, since census counts are used to redraw political districts at the federal, state and local levels TCE has partnered with Advancement Project California to carry out a one-hour 2020 census webinar tailored to Orange County. The webinars will include, but not limited to: • Regionally-relevant information on the State’s allocation of $90.3 million to support census outreach efforts • Data on HTC populations in our region • What community-based organizations and other nonprofits can do to ensure a full count of our communities The webinar’s purpose is to ignite conversations about how the census impacts our communities; connect groups to engage and coordinate efforts to support census outreach; and inform about the latest information on pressing issues such as funding for community outreach and the citizenship question, among others. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orange-county-2020-census-webinar-tickets-54016862891