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I Mall <br /> � SABC <br /> - SANTAANA BUSINESS COUNCIL,INC <br /> a..T9 <br /> Downtown Inc Santa Ana Business Council <br /> 201 E 4th St. Suite T. 400 E 4th Street <br /> Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 <br /> December 6, 2021 <br /> City Manager, Council and Mayor <br /> City of Santa Ana <br /> 20 Civic Center Plaza <br /> Santa Ana, CA 92701 <br /> Dear City of Santa Ana Staff and Elected Officials, <br /> RE: SUPPORT FOR THE DOWNTOWN SANTAANA BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT <br /> THIS LETTER SUPPORTS AGENDA ITEM 35. <br /> Thank you for another year of excellent partnership and progress despite the shockwaves of <br /> setbacks from 2020's onset of the global pandemic. We commend the work of the City Staff and <br /> Electeds for your efforts and the positive impacts we see downtown. <br /> Despite tough times, we see new businesses opening and developments seeking to move <br /> forward -- and with all this progress comes an even deeper need for your support and continued <br /> partnership than ever before. <br /> Please continue to support and strengthen our partnerships this year as we adapt and seek <br /> ways to continue to recover and bounce back in 2022. The downtown organizations struggled <br /> and shrank this year with the loss of parking revenue, but were able to keep many activations <br /> and marketing efforts afloat due to one-time funds from OCTA meant to offset the impact of the <br /> OC Streetcar Construction. We look forward to restoring full funding for the downtown <br /> organizations operations as we continue to climb out of the pandemic's decimating financial <br /> impact on us. <br /> Agenda item 35 before you tonight represents the basis of the partnership between the City and <br /> our business improvement district, which is a self-assessed business tax district managed by <br />