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September 16, 2022 | Edition 88

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. 

Beacon Award

City of Irvine Receives Leadership & Innovation Award

The City of Irvine was selected for a 2022 Beacon Leadership & Innovation Award by the Institute for Local Government. The City received the award for its equity and engagement in sustainability and climate action through an in-home recycling service pilot project offered by Recycle From Home, which gives all residents access to convenient, in-home recycling services.


In partnership with the state agency CalRecycle, Irvine helped facilitate the Recycle From Home pilot program. CalRecycle provides funding for the program, which is Irvine’s authorized in-home recycling pilot vendor, and the City supports and promotes the program — one pathway to ensuring Irvine is a sustainable community. 

Recycle From Home works by empowering customers to sort and prepare their CA-CRV recyclable items, and then schedule a pickup online at Recyclables are picked up, weighed, and processed. Redemption is calculated for payment to residents electronically or as a mailed check. Learn more on our website

General Plan Update

Join the General Plan Update Information Session

Do you know what Irvine’s vision is for the future? Learn how we plan to maintain Irvine’s high quality of life as the City matures by attending the General Plan Update Information Session. 


The meeting will be held Thursday, September 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine City Hall Council Chamber. A virtual attendance option is also available via Zoom; registration is required.  


For details about the information session or for translation services, email or call Justin Equina at 949-724-6581. More information about the General Plan Update can be found at

Comedy Unleashed

Have a Laugh at Comedy Unleashed September 20

Purchase your tickets today and support animals in need at Comedy Unleashed! Enjoy a comedic night out on the town at the Irvine Improv featuring John Hastings, Solomon Georgio, and other comedians. 

Tickets include dinner and a show for $39, and all proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. A silent auction has also been added to the event to further support the Enhanced Care, Foster Care, and Third Chance programs at the center. Comedy Unleashed is open to adults 18 and older only. 

Click here to purchase tickets and learn more at

Citywide Serve Day

Serve Your Community on Citywide Serve Day September 24

Next week is Citywide Serve Day. By partnering with Love Irvine, the City of Irvine invites the community to join together Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to noon to help those in need. 

Volunteer opportunities are available at various nonprofit service providers, faith-based organizations, government entities, and schools. You can sign up to volunteer at Harvest Solutions Farm or help teach our seniors technology. An opportunity to pack welcome home gift bags for the 2/11 Marines Battalion is also available.

To view and register for these and other Citywide Serve Day projects, visit

We Are Irvine

International Day of Peace

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world September 21. The United Nations declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.”  


Join the United Nations in ending racism and building peace through the City of Irvine We Are Irvine campaign. Join us as we take steps to embrace and celebrate diversity in all aspects of our community and foster an environment that is inclusive of all cultures, backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, and ethnicities.  


Visit to learn the ways in which the City is celebrating diversity, offering resources for our community, and learning new ways to help each member of our community thrive. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Sep. 19 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting


Sep. 22 | 5 p.m. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting

Sep. 24 | 11 a.m. 
Fiesta Latina en Irvine

View the City Calendar 

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