AirTalk Event - Santa Ana's Gentrification Wars

Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Libreria Martinez 216 North Broadway Santa Ana , CA 92701 Map and directions

Does downtown Santa Ana need a face lift? The Santa Ana City Council has proposed multiple projects to upgrade housing and bring new business activity to the area. But some very vocal and active groups oppose this redevelopment. They argue that these changes will push out family owned businesses and negatively transform the character of downtown Santa Ana. On March 28, AirTalk goes "on the road" to Libreria Martinez in Santa Ana to debate the pros and cons of that city’s revitalization process. Will the refurbishing of downtown Santa Ana improve or hurt the quality of life and well-being of residents there? Join Larry Mantle and guests for an in depth discussion about Santa Ana's gentrification wars.

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Please email AirTalk Producer Linda Othenin-Girard at to be added to the waitlist.


Eric Altman, Executive Director of OCCORD, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development a community-based non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of Orange County's working families

Michele Martinez, Santa Ana City Councilwoman - Ward 2; Human Resources and Education Foundation Director

Carlos Bustamante, Santa Ana Councilman - Ward 3; Director of Administration at Orange County Public Works

Dr. Arturo Lomeli, President of the Santa Ana Coalition for Better Government; dentist in private practice in Santa Ana and local property owner