Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

April 2, 2021 | Edition 14

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. 

Orange Tier

Orange County Moves to Orange Tier in Blueprint for a Safer Economy

As of Wednesday, March 31, Irvine and Orange County moved into the Orange Tier in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This change is a result of improved data in Orange County's COVID-19 case rates, positive tests, and health equity quartile.

In the Orange Tier, more business sectors can open or expand capacity under less restrictions. Visit for the complete list of changes. 

Electric Vehicle

Drive Electric Earth Day Webinar

On April 20, in honor of Earth Week, The City of Irvine will host a “Drive Electric Earth Day” webinar providing an overview of electric vehicles (EV) including the benefits of ownership, charging options, and available incentives. 


All webinar participants will be entered into a raffle to win several Earth Day-themed raffle prizes. This webinar is free to attend and open to the public. This event will be in the format of a Zoom meeting and be held from noon to 1 p.m. To be admitted into the meeting, you must be pre-registered. Learn more and register on the City's website

Water Conservation Challenge

Participate in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Mayor Farrah N. Khan is joining mayors across the country for the 10th Anniversary of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely.

The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a nonprofit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. Take the pledge at

We Are Irvine

We Are Irvine 

The City of Irvine is taking steps to embrace what makes each of us unique and identify areas of improvement as part of our We Are Irvine campaign. The City recently joined OC Human Relations for a Virtual "Upstander" Against Hate Training event to help members of the community understand how they can recognize hate crimes and incidents and learn the skills necessary to move from a passive bystander to an active upstander. 

If you missed the virtual training you can view a recording of it and learn more about the City's campaign at


City Support Through the COVID-19 Pandemic 

April is National Volunteer Month and the City of Irvine's High School and Middle School Youth Action teams have been busy contributing to this cause, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year they have volunteered approximately 19,500 hours of their time to serve our community by engaging their peers in a number of community service projects, social-recreational activities, and leadership roles.

Just recently more than 50 High School volunteers participated in a Citywide Community Cleanup, in which they helped cleanup almost every school and major community park in Irvine. Learn more about these opportunities at

Fun Fact

Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

After the start of America's involvement in World War II, volunteers took turns staffing the "Listening Post," which was stationed in Irvine's bean field off Trabuco Road, between Jeffrey and Sand Canyon. Volunteers from Tustin's American Legion Post 227, such as Gertrude Cleary (pictured), reported all of the aircraft they saw. The military took over the service in October 1943.

 Photo credit: Tustin Area Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 5 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission


April 13 | 4 p.m. 
City Council 

April 20 | Noon

Drive Electric Earth Day Webinar

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares pledge