Another shooting in Santa Ana

It seemed for awhile that the gang violence in Santa Ana had petered out, but the Times is reporting today that a man in his 40’s was shot yesterday, on Father’s Day, and “the assailant fled in an unidentified vehicle.” That sounds like another gang shooting.

In recent weeks, both Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein have announced new programs to help fund gang prevention measures, so help is on the way. Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez is looking quite prescient for having started the EPIC (gang prevention) commission when she did.

The City of Santa Ana needs to do more to refocus their spending away so as to prioritize it where it is needed. Solving the gang problem calls for more youth activities, more parks, more libraries, improvements in affordable housing, etc.

You can make a difference by showing up to the Santa Ana City Council meeting tonight and asking the City Council to stop wasting money on the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce and on the Bowers Museum. And ask them to start looking into outsourcing our police department to the O.C. Sheriff’s Department. We need to save money now and reinvest it in our community.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m., you can read the agenda at this link. If we don’t show up, they are not going to change their ways!

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