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!

Santa Ana Planning Commission Receives Comments on DEIR

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.

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

Please send any comments you have on the DEIR 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

New Draft Environmental Impact Report Released

This week a new Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was released by the City of Santa Ana, Planning and Building Agency, on the Sexlinger Farmhouse and Orchard Residential Development Project. The DEIR addresses the environmental effects of the proposed project. The purposes of the DEIR are to (1) inform and provide public agency decision makers and the public with specific information regarding the environmental effects associated with development of the project, (2) identify and address significant effects and ways to minimize them, and to (3) describe reasonable alternatives to the project. Mitigation measures are provided, that may be adopted to reduce the significance of impacts resulting from the proposed project.

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

There is a Public Comment Period for this document – from November 1, 2012 to December 17, 2012; all public comments must be received by 5:00 PM on December 17, 2012.

Please send any comments you have on the DEIR 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

There will also be a Public Hearing on the DEIR, to which you may submit written or oral comments on the document. It will be held:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:00 PM
City of Santa Ana City Hall, Council Chambers
22 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92702