Community Link Newsletter




Community Link

January 22, 2021 | Edition 4

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our new weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. 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. 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update from Mayor Farrah N. Khan

Watch as Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan speaks to our community and provides an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway in Orange County. 

Virtual Town Hall

COVID-19 Task Force Virtual Town Hall 

The City's COVID-19 Task Force will help navigate and advise the City Council on COVID-19 response efforts, helping to ensure the safety of our community is at the forefront of Council decisions.

The COVID-19 Task Force will hold a virtual Town Hall regarding COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, January 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register for the virtual Town HallYou can submit questions for the COVID-19 Task Force to answer during the Town Hall when registering for the event. 

For more information about the COVID-19 Task Force, visit the city's website


Additional Vaccine Information 

In addition to the above resources, you can find more information about the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine by visiting the Orange County Health Care Agency's Vaccine Resources webpage. Here you can learn more about registering to be vaccinated, sign up for the County's vaccine newsletter, and find out when you can get vaccinated according to the "phased approach" distribution plan. 

Third District Grant Program

3rd District Small Business Support Grant Program Now Open

Irvine small businesses can now apply for one-time grants of up to $5,000 to help cover costs of business interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related Stay-At-Home Orders.

To qualify, businesses must be in Irvine and within Orange County's Third Supervisorial District. They must employ 10 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees. Additionally, businesses must not have received grant funding through the City's Small Business Support Program in June 2020, and they must have an active City Business License that has been valid since March 1, 2020.

Businesses that meet program requirements will be entered into a lottery after the application closing date on January 29. Lottery numbers are expected to be posted on the City’s webpage by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 3.

Learn more and access the application at

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Participate in City Council Meetings Via Zoom

In addition to viewing City Council Meetings via the live and on-demand ICTV streaming service, the City is pleased to announce that City Council meetings will be available through Zoom web-conferencing in an effort to enhance community engagement, and will include a dial in conference call line. For instructions on how to participate, visit the ICTV website. You can also view instructions here on how to submit an e-comment in advance of and during the meeting. 

Irvine Cares

Irvine Cares Campaign 

Have you taken the Irvine Cares Pledge? Take the pledge here to act as an advocate to ensure the health and safety of Irvine's most vulnerable. Each person who takes the pledge will be featured on the City's "I Pledge" webpage. Learn more at

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Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

Did you know there are 364.3 total miles of bikeways and 900 miles of sidewalks in Irvine? These networks connect nearly every street leading to homes, businesses, recreation, and retail in Irvine. Rain is in the forecast in the coming days, so take a stroll on our bikeways and sidewalks today!


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

January 26 | 10 a.m.
OCPA Board Meeting


January 26 | 2 p.m.
Orange County Great Park Board Meeting


January 26 | 3 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting

January 26 | 4 p.m.

City Council Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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