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.
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Orange County community-based organizations have come together to host a candidates forum for the OC District Attorney’s race ahead of the primary election. You’ll have the chance to hear directly from the candidates on Monday, April 25th 6pm-8pm online or in-person in Santa Ana (limited availability for in-person attendance. RSVP information below.) The Orange County District Attorney has tremendous power to make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people, their families, and entire communities. In fact, the OCDA serves over 3 million residents with a budget of $166.6 million (FY 2020-2021). The groups hosting this event are nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and do not endorse or oppose any candidates for elected public office. Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/daforumoc Submit your questions for ask the DA candidates here For those interested in seeing the OC DA Candidates Forum in-person: We will have limited in-person capacity and will be taking COVID safety measures including asking attendees to wear a face mask while at the forum. When registering, please only choose the in-person option if you will be able to join the forum in-person. It will be located in Santa Ana, address will be provided to those attending in-person. Please indicate if you would be interested in childcare. Based on the amount of RSVPs, childcare will be provided so please mark “yes” if you will need childcare. Thank you. Organizaciones comunitarias en el condado de Orange se han unido para organizar un foro de candidatos para la carrera de fiscal de condado de OC. Usted tendrá la oportunidad de escuchar directamente de los candidatos el Lunes 25 de Abril de 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm en línea o en persona en Santa Ana (disponibilidad limitada para atender en persona. Información de registro abajo). El Fiscal del Condado de Orange tiene un tremendo poder para tomar decisiones que impactan las vidas de millones de personas, sus familias y comunidades. De hecho, el fiscal provee servicios a más de 3 millones de residentes con un presupuesto de $166,6 millones (año fiscal 2020-2021). Aquí está el enlace para registrarse para el evento: https://bit.ly/daforumoc Para enviar sus preguntas para los candidatos, envíelas aquí. Más información para los que están interesados en ver el foro en persona selecciona: Tendremos capacidad limitada en persona y estaremos tomando medidas de seguridad de COVID. Elija la opción en persona solo si podrá unirse al foro en persona. El foro estará ubicado en Santa Ana. La dirección se dará a quienes se registren para ver el foro en persona. Indique si estaría interesado en el cuidado de niños durante el foro si atiende en persona. Se puede proporcionar cuidado de niños si se basa en la cantidad de personas que lo solicitan, así que marque "sí" si necesita cuidado de niños si atiende. Gracias.