Special City Council Meeting Agenda
July 26, 2021
5:00 PM
22 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701
Vicente Sarmiento

Thai Viet Phan
Councilmember – Ward 1

        David Penaloza
Mayor Pro Tem - Ward 2


Jessie Lopez
Councilmember - Ward 3

        Phil Bacerra
Councilmember - Ward 4


Johnathan Ryan Hernandez
Councilmember - Ward 5

        Nelida Mendoza
Councilmember - Ward 6


Mayor and Council telephone: 714-647-6900
Agenda item inquiries: 714-647-6520
Sonia R. Carvalho
City Attorney

Kristine Ridge
City Manager


Daisy Gomez
Clerk of the Council In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this Meeting, contact Michael Ortiz, City ADA Program Coordinator, at (714) 647-5624. Notification 48 hours prior to the Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting.
The City Council agenda and supporting documentation can be found on the City’s website –
The City of Santa Ana is committed to achieving a shared vision for the organization and its community. The Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles (Values) are the result of a thoughtful and inclusive process designed to set the City and organization on a course that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow, as follows:

Vision - The dynamic center of Orange County which is acclaimed for our: Investment in youth • Safe and healthy community • Neighborhood pride • Thriving economic climate • Enriched and diverse culture • Quality government services

Mission - To deliver efficient public services in partnership with our community which ensures public safety, a prosperous economic environment, opportunities for our youth, and a high quality of life for residents.

Guiding Principles - Collaboration • Efficiency • Equity • Excellence • Fiscal Responsibility • Innovation • Transparency

Code of Ethics and Conduct - At the Special Municipal Election held on February 5, 2008, voters approved an amendment to the City Charter which established the Code of Ethics and Conduct for elected officials and members of appointed boards, commissions, and committees to assure public confidence. The following are the core values expressed: • Integrity • Honesty • Responsibility • Fairness • Accountability • Respect • Efficiency

PUBLIC COMMENTS – Members of the public who wish to address the City Council on the Special Meeting items listed on the agenda may do so by:

1. MAILING OPTION written communications – Public comments may be mailed to: Office of the Clerk of the Council, 20 Civic Center Plaza M-30, Santa Ana, CA 92701. All written communications received via mail by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and imaged into the City’s document archive system which is available for public review.
2. SENDING E-MAIL OPTION – Public comments may be sent via email to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected]. Please note the agenda item you are commenting on in the subject line of the email. All emails received before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and imaged into the City’s document archive system which is available for public review.
3. PROVIDING LIVE COMMENTS OPTION – Members of the public may provide live comments during the meeting by Zoom or Conference Call. To join by Zoom click on or type the following address into your web browser To join the Conference Call: Dial (669) 900-9128 and enter MEETING ID: 315 965 149#. You will be prompted by the City Clerk when it is time to speak on items on the Special Meeting Agenda. You may request to speak by dialing *9 from your phone or you may virtually raise your hand from Zoom. After the Clerk confirms the last three digits of the caller’s phone number or Zoom ID and unmutes them, the caller must press *6 or microphone icon to speak. Callers are encouraged, but not required, to identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak, unless due to the number of speakers wanting to speak a decision is made to provide a different amount of time to speak.
Speaker queue will open at 4:30 p.m. YOU MUST JOIN ZOOM OR THE CONFERENCE CALL BY 5:00 p.m. Speakers who are not in the speaker queue by 5:00 p.m. will not be permitted to speak.
4. IN-PERSON PUBLIC COMMENTS OPTION - Members of the public can provide in-person comments at the podium in the Council Chamber. The Council Chamber will have seating available for members of the public to attend in-person up to full capacity. Face coverings are optional for members of the public who enter City buildings who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless a different time is announced by the presiding chair. Speakers who wish to address the Council must do so by submitting a “Request to Speak” card by 5:00 p.m. Cards will not be accepted after the Public Comment Session begins without the permission of the presiding chair.

About the Agenda
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ATTENDANCE Council Members Phil Bacerra
    Johnathan Ryan Hernandez
    Jessie Lopez
    Nelida Mendoza
    Thai Viet Phan
  Mayor  Pro Tem David Penaloza
  Mayor Vicente Sarmiento
  City Manager Kristine Ridge
  City Attorney Sonia R. Carvalho
  Clerk of the Council Daisy Gomez


PUBLIC COMMENT – Public comments will be held after staff presentations for the item listed on the Special meeting agenda.


Housing Opportunity Ordinance Work Study Session 

Department(s): Planning and Building Agency

Recommended Action: Receive staff presentation, receive public comment from stakeholders and the public, and provide direction to staff based upon the Council Housing Ad Hoc Committee recommendations concerning:
1) to which housing projects the Housing Opportunity Ordinance (HOO) would apply,
2) rental and for-sale set-aside requirements,
3) building and in-lieu fee requirements, and
4) enhancements to implement the HOO.


ADJOURNMENT – Adjourn the Special City Council meeting.