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.