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.


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

Today is the first #Giving Tuesday – What will you be giving?

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.

Thank you for your generous support. Please feel free to like this post and/or share it with your friends.

Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report Due to City December 17

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) need to be returned to the Santa Ana City Planning and Building Agency by December 17, 2012, 5:00 PM. This has also been added to the TOOC Calendar page.

Here is a link to the DEIR: http://www.santa-ana.org/pba/planning/documents/SexlingerOrchard_RecirculatedEIR.pdf

Please send your comments to:

Vince C. Fregoso, AICP, Principal Planner
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency
PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Email: Vince Fregoso
(714) 667-2713
Fax (714) 973-1461

Attention OC Register Subscribers

Are you an Orange County Register Subscriber?

If so, you may soon receive a gold envelope in the mail from the OC Register, containing what looks like a check. If you get one, you can endorse it to The Old Orchard Conservancy c/o Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, and mail it back to the OC Register (per instructions in the letter). The Register will then notify us that money is available for us to spend on advertising.  Aaron Kushner, the new publisher and owner of The Orange County Register has pledged $12.4 million worth of free advertising to local nonprofits to be chosen by the paper’s readers.

Thank you for your support!