Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

March 11, 2022 | Edition 61

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. 


Strengthening Mental Health 

U.S. Secretary Visit

On March 9, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra met with City of Irvine officials about our nation’s mental health crisis, and how to strengthen the mental health and crisis care systems in our communities.

Congresswoman Katie Porter, Mayor Farrah N. Khan, Councilmember Tammy Kim, and city staff participated in a roundtable with Secretary Becerra to discuss several innovative City mental health programs. These include the Irvine Police Department Mental Health Unit, which takes a case-management approach to mental health, and has been lauded on a state and national level. Additional mental and behavioral health programs include Be Well OC in Irvine, and the Community Services Youth Outreach and Senior Services programs. 

For more information about City of Irvine mental health resources, please visit To learn more about Secretary Becerra’s national tour to strengthen mental health, visit the Health and Human Services website.

State of the City Address

In Case You Missed It: State of the City Address 

Earlier this week, Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan delivered the 2022 State of the City Address at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The address highlighted the accomplishments of 2021, and updated residents about initiatives and highlights for 2022.

If you were unable to attend or watch online, you can watch a recording of the event here.

A special thanks to our sponsors of the event, and community organizations that provided performances, interactive experiences, and tasty treats. 

Orange County Microbusiness Grant

Orange County Microbusiness Grant 

The deadline to apply for a new California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is Tuesday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m.

Orange County will provide payments of $2,500 to microbusinesses and entrepreneurs facing barriers to accessing capital, including businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and others located in low-wealth communities. You must meet the requirements to be eligible. 

Business owners can apply at questions about the program or for assistance, call the Orange County Business and Economic Recovery Call Center at 714-480-6500. 

GIS Interactive Maps

Map it Out!

We know road construction, or any delays on the road, are not fun. So, map it out before you drive! While we do our best to minimize any delays, the City of Irvine's interactive road construction map can help you visualize what you may encounter on your drive. 

Our Geographic Information System team creates and maintains several maps you can explore, such as Irvine parks, bikeways, and Capital Improvement Projects around the City. 

Visit to view all available maps. 

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Providing Healing, Promoting Hope – it's a fitting theme for this year’s Women’s History Month. It acknowledges the legacy of women who helped advance public and personal welfare, and advocated for compassionate treatments and new direction in public and women’s health.  


The National Women’s History Alliance is a leader in promoting women’s history and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion. Read their magazine to learn more about the brave women who have provided healing to our nation for centuries, and stopped at nothing to ensure equality for women.  


Visit our Diversity Spotlight website to read more about Women’s History Month, and associated events and activities happenings in our area.  


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Mar. 13 | 1 p.m.

Jammin' in the Palm Court


Mar. 13 | 11:30 a.m.
Youth Cricket Pitch Opening


Mar. 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Community Services Commission

Mar. 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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