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Dale Helvig <br />2536 N. Valencia St. Santa Ana CA 92706 <br />714-541-7254 <br />July 18, 2021 <br />Mayor Sarmiento and Santa Ana City Councilmembers <br />City of Santa Ana <br />20 Civic Center Plaza, 8t' Floor <br />Santa Ana CA 92702 <br />Subject: Item 27, on City Council Agenda for July 20, 2021 Meeting <br />Informational Report about Proposed Amendments to the Sunshine Ordinance <br />Good to hear changes to the Sunshine Ordinance are in the works. I applaud this action. <br />GOOD <br />1. Increasing the noticing requirement for City -sponsored development projects from addresses <br />within a 500-foot radius of the subject property to a 2,000-foot radius, as well as informing <br />renters and homeowners is a great step in addressing the communication issues that have <br />arisen in the past. <br />2. Publishing public meeting agendas seven days in advance is also seen as a positive change. <br />BAD — None <br />RECOMMENDATIONS <br />1. When a Sunshine Meeting notification is sent out, distribution should include the <br />neighborhood association president, if applicable. <br />2. The ordinance says notices shall be written in English and Spanish and include instructions as <br />to how to request language interpretation services. All notices should be in English and given <br />the ethnic make-up of the area, another language may be necessary, i.e., Spanish or <br />Vietnamese. <br />Looking forward to seeing a revision to the Sunshine Ordinance. <br />Respectfully, <br />4. <br />Dale A Helvig <br />Resident, Santa Ana <br />Page 1 of 2 <br />2021-07-18 Letter to City Council <br />