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.
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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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.
The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else … you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.
Eleanor Roosevelt, from her book You Learn by Living, 1960
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.
On November 13, the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission held a public hearing to receive and file public comments on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Sexlinger Farmhouse and Orchard project. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Your input on the DEIR may still be submitted in writing through December 17, 2012 by 5:00 PM.