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February 19, 2021 | Edition 8

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. 

Mayor Khan

State of the City Address

Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan will deliver the State of the City Address Tuesday, February 23 at 5 p.m.

Mayor Khan will offer a look back on accomplishments from 2020 and will share initiatives and highlights for 2021, including the City’s 50th anniversary. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the address will be delivered through a combination of live and video formats, and will not be open to the public.


The State of the City will be available to watch on ICTV, Cox Communications Local Access Channel 30 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It will also be live streamed online at and a recording will be available the following day on YouTube at

Emergency Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to continue to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Irvine’s residential renters, the City of Irvine, in partnership with OC United Way, will be allocating approximately $16.8 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

OC United Way will be assisting the City in administering the ERAP. The application period will be from March 8 to March 19, 2021. This program is only for eligible residential renters in Irvine and is not available to commercial, industrial or other types of business-related tenants. For more information on the program, visit

Senior Survey

Irvine Seniors Vaccination Survey

Have you received the COVID-19 vaccine? If you are in the current vaccination tier, please take our short survey at The information will help us assess community need. Results of this survey will be used solely to help us better serve our residents and work with other agencies to establish future access to vaccinations.

Business Support Grant Program

Supporting Our Businesses

We're pleased to share that we have awarded grants to 147 small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic!

Last month, the City received $722,200 from the County to establish our second small business grant program. The 3rd District Small Business Support Grant program invited Irvine businesses located within the County's 3rd District to apply for one-time grants of up to $5,000 between January 20-29. All applications received were entered into a lottery, and were reviewed in the order of their lottery number until all funding was allocated. All $722,200 has now been awarded, and applicants have been notified of their status.


Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

The William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center, located next to Irvine High School, is named for the City of Irvine’s first City Manager. Bill Woollett was the Assistant Venue Manager for the 1984 Olympic swimming events in Los Angeles as well as the pentathlon-swimming event held in Irvine at what was then known as the Heritage Park Aquatics Complex.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

February 23 | 10 a.m.
Orange County Power Authority


February 23 | 4 p.m. 
City Council 

February 23 | 5 p.m.

State of the City Address

View the City Calendar 

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