Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

February 12, 2021 | Edition 7

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. 

Inside Irvine

Spring 2021 Inside Irvine 

The spring issue of "Inside Irvine" is here! Read about the restoration taking place after the Silverado fire; take the Irvine Cares pledge to help slow the spread of COVID-19; learn more about the City's initiatives to tackle climate change and focus on sustainability; and find safe classes, activities, and camps for yourself or kids in our spring Activity Guide. Learn more at


Coming Soon: Emergency Rental Assistance Program

City staff is currently working on program guidelines for the City of Irvine's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, however, applications are not available at this time. We look forward to accepting applications for our Emergency Rental Assistance Program and will provide updates on our website in the coming days. Email, or call 949-724-6185 for more information.

Additionally, the City of Irvine works with two nonprofits that can assist with rental and utility assistance, homelessness prevention, food pantry resources, and counseling. South County Outreach can assist individuals and Families Forward can assist families with minor-aged children. For further assistance, please click here

Irvine Cares

Why Do You Pledge?

Since the Irvine Cares campaign was launched, nearly 1,000 community members and businesses have taken the pledge to stop the spread of COVID-19. View our video below to see who has taken the pledge and how we are all working together to protect our community. If you haven't done so already, you can take the pledge here.


Paying it Forward

This week City of Irvine staff and those providing services at our COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Great Park were rewarded with a breakfast from McDonald's as part of their #ThankYouThursday program. 

Since the testing program began in July 2020, staff have been providing tests in the summer heat and during winter rains and windy conditions to help keep our community safe. We are grateful for their efforts and we are deeply appreciative of McDonald's support and kindness.

If you are a hospital or health care worker, police officer, or firefighter, you can get a free small coffee and Egg McMuffin at any participating McDonald's restaurant on Thursdays in February during breakfast hours. Be sure to bring your badge or ID to take advantage of their program.

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Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

While the City is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Orange County Public Library is celebrating 100 years of service! Irvine is home to three County libraries, Heritage Park Library, University Park Library, and Katie Wheeler Library on Old Myford Road located on the site where ranch founder James Irvine built his family home in 1876. The library is a replica of the original home, which was damaged in a fire in 1965 and torn down years later. The Katie Wheeler Library was designed by architects who studied the original home's blueprints. It opened in 2008 and was named after Wheeler, a philanthropist and James H. Irvine's  granddaughter, who was born and raised in the home.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

February 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Commission


February 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Community Services Commission

February 18 | 5:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission.

View the City Calendar 

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