The study, done by a Bay Area-based nonprofit that advocates for minority communities, found Santa Ana’s gang injunction in the Townsend Street neighborhood will not necessarily reduce serious crime in the long run and further erodes residents' trust of police.
A two-hour long community forum hosted by Voice of OC featured spirited discussions on issues ranging from the Santa Ana Police Department's community policing program, to immigration detainees at the city jail and a perceived lack of accountability for officers who engage in misconduct.
The city this month filed a formal rejection to a recent grand jury report that harshly criticized the city's scheme for financing the convention center expansion. Mayor Tom Tait agrees with the grand jury and refused to sign the city's rebuttal.
Amidst movement on combating homelessness, an animal shelter, an ethics commission and civilian oversight of police, Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana Jr. applauds progress but warns residents need to stay engaged for politics to actually work on their behalf.