PRESS CONFERENCE: Santa Ana Demands Tenant Protections Ordinance, Closing of City Jail

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February 5, 2018

Contact: Hairo Cortes, Chispa,, 657.272.3475

In a city with a housing crisis, community members demand

City Council invest in community, not jails

Santa Ana, CA – This Tuesday the Santa Ana City Council will hold a Work Study Session on Rent Control/Stabilization to learn about potential policies designed to protect tenants in the city. In February the Council will also receive the conclusions of a re-use study for the Santa Ana City Jail, which is currently costs the city upwards of $20 million to maintain and operate.

As a community, we will hold a press conference to demand investments that uplift and protect the community. This includes a Tenant Protections Ordinance with policies such as Just Cause Evictions, Rent Control and Rent Stabilization; and the closing of the Santa Ana City Jail which costs the city up to $20 million a year to maintain.

What: Press Conference

When: Tuesday February, 6 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Where: Santa Ana City Council Chamber


Chispa is a brave organizing Political Home for Young Latinx identifying peoples. Chispa seeks to engage with excluded peoples to uproot systems of oppression and cultivate systems grounded in community accountability, solidarity, and self-determination for our communities to thrive.