Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

March 19, 2021 | Edition 12

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. 


Join the Conversation: Virtual Community Budget Workshop

Did you know, despite the challenging fiscal environment ahead, the City will continue investing in our parks, streets, and community facilities in order to maintain our infrastructure and upkeep our community? 


The City of Irvine will host a final Virtual Community Budget Meeting Thursday, March 25 for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-23 Biennial Budget cycle to discuss this and much more. The meeting will include virtual presentations and dialogue to answer budget questions and discuss community insights from you. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. 

To register, and for more information, visit the City's website.


Share your Input: Chaparral Park Hill Naming

The City is seeking input on the selection of an official name for the hill above Chaparral Park in the Turtle Rock community. The site is locally known as "Suicide Hill" for the difficult climbs, and the City is seeking a more positive name to reflect the area's rich Native American heritage.

After an initial review and a consultation with the Acjachemen Nation Tribal Manager, the City has developed a public survey to gather community input. The survey offers images of the location, suggestions for inspiring names based on the site, and spaces for open-ended entry of name suggestions. Learn more and take the survey by March 26, on the City's website. A virtual public meeting will be held March 30 to share survey findings.

Irvine Cares

Have you Taken the Irvine Cares Pledge?

Take the Irvine Cares Pledge today to show your individual commitment to keeping our community safe by wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, practicing social distancing, and staying home when sick. By respecting others, especially those who are at increased risk for severe illness, and promoting best practices in preventing COVID-19, we will overcome this pandemic together.

Each resident and business who takes the pledge will receive an Irvine Cares face mask, sticker, and decal to showcase your commitment to the cause. You will also be featured on our "I Pledge" webpage. Learn more at


We Need Your Feedback: Active Transportation Survey

The City of Irvine invites you to participate in a survey to help learn more about your experiences and perceptions of bicycling in the community and improve safety all-around.

Take the Bicycle Friendly Community Survey to help make a plan for future biking and walking needs in the City of Irvine. The survey closes March 31. 


Vote for Irvine to Win the #ELGLKnope Award

Vote for the Irvine Ranch Water District San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary for the #ELGLKnope Award. This award, which is given by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), honors the best local government facilities and the amazing works that happens at the local level.

The Sanctuary is an incredibly unique location that encompasses over 300 acres of coastal freshwater wetlands, serves as a habitat for more than 200 bird species, provides a Natural Treatment System to clean urban runoff, and acts as a living laboratory for students, teachers and the public.

Help us win this award and recognize one of the City’s many treasures. Vote for Irvine Ranch Water District San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary today!

This round of voting closes Monday, March 22.


Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

March is Women's History Month, and Irvine's history is rich with women from all walks of life. 

In May 2002, the City Council honored and celebrated Community Services Director Deanna Manning and her nearly three decades of service to the City of Irvine by naming the Championship Field the Deanna Manning Stadium, which is located in Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. Over her years of service, Deanna’s leadership and vision has enriched the lives of thousands through her diligent commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to the Irvine community. Players and spectators alike have enjoyed an environment rooted in the principles of teamwork, commitment to excellence, community pride and spirit, and most importantly, friendship. These are the principles that anchored Deanna Manning’s career and are the foundation of a legacy devoted to the residents of Irvine. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

March 23 | 2 p.m. 
Orange County Great Park Board


March 23 | 4 p.m.

City Council 

March 25 | 9 a.m.

Community Budget Workshop

View the City Calendar