Garden Grove city officials have put on hold selling off the Willowick Golf Course – owned by Garden Grove and located in Santa Ana – to a for-profit developer and will instead abide by the state Surplus Land Act, which means they’ll look at affordable housing options for the site first.
With key debates over the future of Anaheim’s stadium and public lands in Santa Ana intensifying, Orange County’s premier progressive organizing group, OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development, OCCORD, is reeling from the resignations of Executive Director Shakeel Syed and a slew of organizers in recent months.
Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), writes that the continued backlog of citizenship applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) not only undermines our democracy but suppresses voters.
Shakeel Syed, executive director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, writes that while we all should condemn the mayhem and the loss of life this weekend in Virginia, we also need to open our eyes to the racism in America that fuels this kind of hate.
Is Santa Ana’s downtown development really good for the entire city? Clara Turner counters the view by Downtown Inc. that all is rosy with the city’s approach toward revitalizing it’s center business core.
Hopes that Santa Ana would give voters a chance to transform the city’s electoral systems were dealt a blow this week when the City Council voted down a proposal. But activists signaled that they would take up the cause.
UNITE-HERE, which represents Anaheim Resort district employees, is collecting signatures to put two luxury hotel development deals before voters in November, after failed attempts to engage the projects’ developer on a labor deal.
History will not be kind in its memory of this week’s Supreme Court ruling on immigration, writes Unite Here Local 11 leader Ada Briceño, calling this week’s immigration ruling a travesty of justice rooted in the same racism and classism that has always informed the most shameful rulings of the highest court in our land.