Community Link Newsletter



Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

The year 2021 is a big one for the City of Irvine as we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary! We want all residents, business, and visitors to celebrate with us as we reach this important milestone. To start off the new year, we are introducing our new weekly newsletter which aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City.
Through this newsletter, which will be sent out every Friday, you can expect to learn more about ongoing projects at the City, upcoming meetings and events, announcements, and items of note, such as how we'll celebrate our 50th anniversary. 

You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing details from the City for what will be a historic year ahead. 


New City Council Sworn into Office

City Council

The City of Irvine swore-in the newly-elected Mayor and City Councilmembers Tuesday, December 8. The ceremony included Mayor Farrah N. Khan, Councilmember Mike Carroll, Councilmember Tammy Kim, and Councilmember Larry Agran.

Councilmember Tammy Kim was elected Vice Mayor. The City Council will hold their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 12. 

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COVID-19 & Business Reopening Task Forces

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Farrah N. Khan announced the COVID-19 and Business Reopening Task Forces to guide the City of Irvine in 2021 and beyond.

The City, in partnership with key business leaders, will coordinate establishment of the Business Reopening Task Force to assist the Mayor in her efforts to help promote small business growth, support local entrepreneurship, target industry relocation within City boundaries, and assist the City in remaining responsive to the business community.  


The first meeting was held on December 18. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

COVID Vaccine

Orange County COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

The California Department of Public Health has released a timeline to help Californians understand when the vaccine may be available for distribution in their county. View the Orange County Healthcare Agency phased approach vaccination timeline, and visit the Orange County Vaccine Resources web page for more information. 

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Orange County Power Authority Update

The cities of Buena Park, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, and Lake Forest have joined Irvine in executing a Joint Powers Agreement forming the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA).

OCPA expects to offer rate savings, electricity rate stabilization, local control over energy sources, economic development initiatives, and place more renewable energy onto the grid while supporting programs to reduce energy consumption.

The City of Irvine has appointed Mayor Farrah N. Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll to serve on the OCPA Board. Two meetings of the board were held in December.  For more information on the Orange County Power Authority, visit our website at For more information on City of Irvine’s Community Choice Energy efforts, please visit our Community Choice Energy website. 

Jamboree Pedestrian Bridge

Let's Hear from You: Jamboree Pedestrian Bridge Survey

The City of Irvine needs your feedback as we continue to identify potential locations for a pedestrian bridge over Jamboree Road in between I-405 and Barranca Parkway. Share your input by taking our survey at Please note that a pedestrian bridge is already planned at Michelson Drive. This survey is specifically related to a pedestrian bridge that will be located north of I-405 in the Irvine Business Complex.

Take Our Survey

Take the OCTA’s Natural Disaster Preparation Survey

How do you prepare for hazards and natural disasters? The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is conducting a survey to learn about OCTA customers’ experiences with natural disasters and how to better prepare for potential hazards that may impact public transportation. Let them know what you think by taking their survey.

City Hall

City Hall Remains Closed to the Public

City Hall remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential services are available online, by telephone, or video conference. Learn more about how to access services on our COVID-19 webpage


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

January 7 | 5:30 p.m.

Irvine Planning


January 12 | 3 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting 

January 12 | 4 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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