City Council members adopted a resolution declaring Santa Ana “a sanctuary for all its residents, regardless of their immigration status.” They also took another step toward ending the city’s contract with ICE to hold immigration detainees in the city jail.
La respuesta al Presidente-Electo Donald Trump del consejo de Santa Ana es una declaracion del cuidad santuario. Tambien el consejo se enfrenta al syndicato de policias por sus tacticas durante las eleciones.
In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow for more deportations, council members declared Santa Ana a “sanctuary city.” And they harshly criticized the police union’s tactics during the election campaign.
In 2012, the so-called “Santa Ana Spring” council members touted the revival of committees on key city issues as an example of a more transparent city government. Now the meetings are mostly cancelled.
The “performance bonuses” have drawn the ire of the city’s rank-and-file workers, as well as Councilwoman Michele Martinez. Cavazos points out that lower-level workers have benefits – like overtime – that executives don’t.
The Santa Ana City Council Tuesday night approved a $229 million 2016-17 budget that includes funding for hiring more police officers, park improvements and extended hours for community centers, among other things.
Tuesday, the Santa Ana City Council is scheduled to decide whether to give the private Catholic high school $2.5 million from the city’s general fund or reserves to pay for a parking garage. Many in the community are against the proposal.