Community Link Newsletter





Community Link Newsletter

July 30, 2021 | Edition 31

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. 

COVID-19 protocols

New COVID-19 Safety Measures

Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, the City of Irvine is implementing additional safety measures to further protect the health and well-being of employees and the community.

  • Effective immediately, masks are required inside City facilities for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Employees will be required to be fully vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing beginning next month.

City officials are also encouraging the community to follow the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health that everyone wear a mask in all indoor public settings, even if they have been vaccinated. In addition, Irvine officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccines are the most important tool in stopping transmission, preventing new variants, and saving lives. A comprehensive map of Irvine locations offering vaccinations is available at

Mayor Farrah N. Khan

Mayor Khan Makes the 50 Mayors to Watch List

Mayor Farrah N. Khan was named to Route Fifty's Top 10 Mayors to Watch list, recognizing leaders who are tackling some of the most pressing issues facing cities. 

The list highlights the leaders who have overcome unprecedented challenges and implemented fast-paced problem-solving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story here.


Irvine is the Citrus Hero of the Month!

Citrus Hero Award

The City of Irvine was selected as the Citrus Hero of the Month by the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture!

The award comes thanks to our work informing our community about the threat of the Asian citrus psyllid and protecting the residential citrus trees from the deadly disease it can spread, Huanglongbing, or HLB. Learn more about the HLB and the quarantine that is currently in place which limits the movement of citrus plants in our area.

Payment Portal

Online Payment Portal Now Live

Irvine City Hall remains digital! As an addition to the many ways you can do business with us online, residents and businesses can now also make online payments through the new invoice payment portal. This user-friendly service allows customers to view unpaid invoices, such as false alarm fees and special event reimbursements, and make partial or full payments using a secure third-party site.

Visit to access the portal. 

National Night Out

Join the Fun on National Night Out!

Join your neighbors and the Irvine Police Department (IPD) at the annual National Night Out celebration, Tuesday, August 3. IPD will host festivities at three locations throughout the City featuring police vehicles and fire engines, appearances by the Mounted, SWAT, and K9 Units, Drone Team demonstrations, crime prevention tips, face painting, and other family-friendly activities.

This annual tradition celebrated across the country will be held August 3, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Woodbury Community Park, 130 Sanctuary
  • Turtle Rock Community Park, 1 Sunnyhill
  • Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Rd.
Chuck Jones

Celebrate Art & Meet A Disney Phenom

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Palm Court Arts Complex at the Orange County Great Park during a reception for the Great Park Gallery’s summer exhibition, Chuck Jones: Season of Creativity Sunday, August 1 at noon.

Visit the Great Park Gallery to meet renowned Disney animator, director, and Chuck Jones protégée Eric Goldberg and members of Jones’ family including Craig Kausen, chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Chuck Jones’ grandson, and longtime Irvine resident. Take photos near iconic memorabilia, including the actual desk he used during his career to create characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner. Learn more at

50th Anniversary

Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 

Mike Ward

Who was Mike Ward? His name can be seen affixed to the sign located at Lake Road and Alton in Irvine where the City hosts outdoor concerts and where the Lakeview Senior Center is located. But why? As a 33-year resident of Irvine, Mike cared greatly about his community. He was elected mayor of Irvine in 1992 and served on the Irvine City Council from 1996 to 2004. During his tenure, he accomplished many great feats, avoiding conversion of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to an airport, and establishing the Orange County Fire Authority. The City celebrated his contributions to our community by renaming Woodbridge Community Park in his honor and remembering his legacy after his death in 2013.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

July 31 | 5:30 p.m.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert: Stone Soul


August 1 | Noon

Chuck Jones Season of Creativity Exhibition Reception

August 3 | 5:30 p.m.

National Night Out

View the City Calendar 

Photo Contest