Historic Resources Commission says Santa Ana should Purchase the Orchard

Good news everyone! The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) passed a resolution to “… urge the City Council to purchase the Sexlinger Property…” Our next hurdle will be the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, February 11, 2013 in the City Council Chambers. Hope to see you all there. Thank you so much for all of those who came out in support of preservation and thank you to the HRC and the Planning Department staff for all of your hard work!

Here is a link to an article about the HRC meeting on Thursday 1/24 written by Ron Gonzales of the Orange County Register.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/property-409359-city-conservancy.html

Please Join Us at the Historic Resources Commission meeting January 24, 2013

At this meeting, the Historic Resources Commission (HRC) will take public comments on feasible alternatives to the Demolition of the Sexlinger Orchard.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT: by speaking out at the HRC meeting you can let public officials know that you support preservation of this property.

The meeting is on January 24, at 4:30 PM in the following location:

City Hall Ross Annex, First Floor Conference Room
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92703

If you cannot attend the meeting, but want to share your thoughts with the City, please send a letter with your views to:

Vince Fregoso, Project Manager
20 Civic Center Plaza, Ross Annex M-20
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Email: Vince Fregoso

Time is Running Out

Time is running out to preserve the historic Sexlinger Orchard in Santa Ana. Our own Jeannie Gillett is quoted in the latest Orange County Register article:

“There’s nothing else like it in the county, and it would be a shame to lose it. It’s very much worth the effort trying to get people aware, and doing whatever they can to help.”

Please read the Orange County Register’s article and share it with everyone you know. If you would also share this post on your facebook, twitter, and other social media pages, maybe we can reach even more people that can help us preserve this resource for future generations.

Here is a link to the article: http://www.ocregister.com/news/property-379707-orchard-city.html

Thank you for your support!

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This terrific idea is supported by a host of non-profits, corporations and other individuals/organizations. Its mission is to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

We, of The Old Orchard Conservancy, welcome your help or charitable donations to save the Orchard, and create an Urban Agricultural Center for the community to share. If you’d like to help us with our efforts, please contact us, or consider donating any amount of money to help achieve our vision.

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