Santa Ana Revisits Park Rangers, Again

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Santa Ana city council members will, once again, discuss possible alternatives to the city’s armed park rangers program. At their last meeting, council members failed to come to a consensus because one member was absent, and the council deadlocked in a pair of 3-3 votes.

The city is reconsidering the program after new state public employee retirement laws have pushed four of the rangers, already public employee retirees, into an illegal employment status.

Council members are also debating whether it is wise to have armed park rangers at all, because it could create the perception that the city’s parks are more dangerous than they really are.

Read the full staff report and view the complete city agenda online.