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June 11, 2021 | Edition 24

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our 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. 

Irvine Civic Center

Welcome Back!

City Hall and City Facilities to Reopen June 15

Welcome back! As the state of California prepares to move Beyond the Blueprint and fully reopen June 15, we are excited to welcome the public back to City Hall and our City facilities beginning on this date. The City of Irvine will resume many operations to their pre-COVID-19 format to serve our residents, while still offering virtual services for those not ready to visit us in person. Please visit to learn how you can conduct business with us and how we can serve you throughout the transition to a fully open economy. 

Watch Mayor Farrah N. Khan's welcome back video to learn more about the City's operational changes and what you can expect when you return to the Irvine Civic Center.

OCGP Vaccine Clinic

OCGP Vaccine Clinic Changing Hours of Operation 

Nearly 70% of Irvine residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Way to go! As the state looks to fully reopen next week, the City of Irvine continues to operate our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Orange County Great Park to provide vaccines to our community.

The Great Park site will operate Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. next week, June 14. Schedule your appointment at and learn more at

Irvine Child Care Scholarships

Irvine Child Care Scholarships 

Do you need assistance with child care payments for your elementary age child? The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides scholarships to income-eligible families which provides help paying for your child to attend an ICCP child care program. An ICCP child care program is located on each Irvine Unified School District elementary campus.

Families must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an ICCP Scholarship:

  • The child must attend an IUSD school.
  • Qualifying family income must meet current HUD income guidelines, based on family size.
  • Adult household members must be employed.

Due to the availability of temporary, one-time funds provided through the CARES Act, families who have lost employment, wages, or are at risk of homelessness due to the coronavirus pandemic may also be eligible for funding.

Awards to eligible applicants cover a percentage of monthly tuition fees based on demonstrated financial need. Scholarship payments are made directly to the ICCP child care provider.

Scholarship funding provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund.

Best of the Southland

Best of the Southland 

Show how much you love your city by voting for the City of Irvine in the Los Angeles Times' "Best of the Southland" awards.

Irvine has been nominated in the Best City category. Cast your vote by June 21. The winners will be announced August 1. Click here to vote

50th anniversary

Fun Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 


It’s national Adopt a Cat Month and the City of Irvine makes it easy to find your “furever” friend and serve our animals in need by way of the Irvine Animal Care Center. But do you know how the center got its start? Back in the 1970s, a small animal shelter in Laguna Beach actually cared for animals in our area. Inspired by this service, City of Irvine Mayor at the time, Art Anthony, and his wife, Elaine, re-envisioned the site in Irvine. With a land donation from the Irvine Company, and with the help of Dr. Edward R. Cole, D.V.M., the City opened the Irvine Animal Care Center at its current location in 1982. Since the center’s inception volunteers and staff have supported the center by providing shelter, care, and enrichment for our Irvine animals. Have you visited the center yet? You can learn more at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 15 | 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Commission


June 17 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

June 14, 16, 18 | 8-11 a.m.
Vaccine Clinic at OCGP

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares