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<br />Orozco, Norma <br />From:John Ramirez <> <br />Sent:Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:22 PM <br />To:Sarmiento, Vicente; Phan, Thai; Penaloza, David; Lopez, Jessie; Bacerra, Phil; <br />Hernandez, Johnathan; Mendoza, Nelida; eComment; Ridge, Kristine <br />Subject:Permit Policy for public events under 1st Amendment exclusion <br />Dear council and staff, <br /> <br />Please refer to my included screen shot from Santa Ana official website of the city policy regarding event permits. It specifically states <br />that permits are required for rallies, marches or concerts. Please clarify this in today’s meeting via email response to me but also and <br />especially I’d like this clarified publicly on the dais today. I was told by our Mayor via email on November 2nd that these events don’t <br />require a permit when one is expressing their first amendment right. If this is true, please update your website to reflect this so our <br />residents know as long as they are expressing their first amendment, that a permit is NO LONGER required for events in public <br />property. As many of you are well aware, there was an unpermitted rally/march/concert held on Oct 23rd on Bristol and Santa Ana <br />Blvd. This event was allowed without a permit under the first amendment so that same courtesy should be afforded to any and all <br />residents in our city when they want to host an event, complete with a stage and live performances with street closuresif they so <br />choose, on public streets when expressing their 1st amendment right. <br /> <br />Thank You, <br /> <br />John Ramirez <br />41 year Santa Ana resident residing in Ward 4 <br />1 <br /> <br />