Community Link Newsletter

Community Link Feb 18

February 18, 2022 | Edition 58

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 about our community, cultural events and celebrations, and news of interest by reading this newsletter, 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. 


One Irvine: Neighborhood Revitalization Program

One Irvine

The City of Irvine resumed its One Irvine program this week. One Irvine is a neighborhood revitalization program that connects Irvine residents with community-strengthening resources and with each other. The program enhances neighborhood conditions and facilitates specific improvement projects in collaboration with residents. 

One Irvine focuses resources in Irvine's older neighborhoods to spark community-led reinvestment, while also providing opportunities for homeowners citywide. 

The One Irvine program offers:  

  • Permit Fee Holiday, which waives certain building and planning permit fees for single-family homes built in Irvine in 1975 or earlier. 

  • Green Home Grants up to $1,000 per household to support smaller sustainability projects. Available to homeowners in North El Camino Real.

  • Home Improvement Loans up to $25,000 for larger-scale projects. Available to homeowners in North El Camino Real. These loans, repaid upon sale or transfer of the property, are designed for projects related to home repairs or sustainability upgrades — including solar panels.  

To learn more, including how to apply for these programs, visit

Studio Arts Festival

Become a Studio Arts Festival Vendor! 

Are you an artist or maker looking for an opportunity to display your work? The Irvine Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for prospective 2022 Studio Arts Festival vendors through March 1.

This year's one-day shopping event will be held Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The juried festival features Southern California artisans working in a variety of materials, including glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, clothing, and more.

For more information and to apply, visit

Bedding Drive

Donate Bedding to Irvine's 2/11 Marine Battalion

Help support the single Marines, single parents, and geographic bachelors of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion by donating bedding for their barracks. The 2/11 Marine Battalion is seeking new, unused twin sheet sets, twin blankets, and pillowcases.

Donations can be dropped off through February 28 during the following hours at the locations below:

  • Irvine City Hall1 Civic Center Plaza: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
  • Great Park Visitors Center8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily

Monetary donations are also accepted. For more information, visit or call 949-724-6606.


What does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mean?

On January 26, 2021, the Irvine City Council passed a resolution reaffirming Irvine’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community. As such, the City of Irvine formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Ad-Hoc Committee to provide input on the needs of the community to help meet the City’s goals of inclusion. 


After an unprecedented year of DEI Committee activities, campaigns, and initiatives, the City 

Council unanimously voted on December 14 to convert the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ad-Hoc Committee to a standing committee and expand its roles and abilities. This includes the addition of two At-Large appointments through a public recruitment process that is currently underway.

For more information about serving on this committee, and the goals of the organization, please visit


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Feb. 22 | 2 & 4 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting


Feb. 23 | 9 a.m.
Subdivision Committee Meeting


Feb. 23 | 5:30 p.m.
Finance Commission

Feb. 24 | 5 p.m.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

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