Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

March 31, 2023 | Edition 115

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. 

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Share your Thoughts and Learn more about the City's Budget

The City of Irvine hosted three community budget meetings earlier this month to discuss the upcoming fiscal year 2023-25 budget. Staff from the City's Administrative Services Department presented an overview of the budget process through presentations and dialogue in order to answer budget questions and gain insight into identifying community priorities. If you missed the meetings, you can view a recording online and view the meeting presentation.


If you live or work in Irvine, we invite you to take a brief survey to help identify priorities for the fiscal year 2023-25 budget. Results from the survey will be used, along with feedback from Community Budget Meetings, to help shape our City’s financial plan. 


For more information, visit


Wyland Water Challenge

Take the Challenge to Conserve Water 

Mayor Farrah N. Khan has joined mayors across the country for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking the Irvine community to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely.


The annual challenge, which takes place April 1-30, is a nonprofit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.


To participate, visit to make online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City of Irvine. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win the title of most water-wise city in the nation.

One Irvine

Home Upgrade Grants and Loans Available

Was your home built in or before 1975 and could it benefit from some improvements? 


The One Irvine Home Improvement Loan Program provides no-interest loans of up to $25,000 to owners of qualifying single-family homes and condominiums built in or before 1975 for home upgrades. One Irvine also offers Green Home Grants up to $1,500 and permit fee waivers for associated work.


Funding is limited, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. For more information, please visit or call 949-724-6114.

Yale Corridor Improvements Project

Help Plan Transportation in Irvine

There is still time to share your feedback on proposed bicycle and pedestrian-friendly alternatives being considered for future development along South Yale Avenue between the 405 Freeway and University Drive.


If you drive, bike, or walk along this route, we want to hear from you. Take our online survey and share your input. You can learn more about the project, which aims to better utilize roadway space for all users, and take the survey at


Celebrate Spring at the Egg-a-Pool-Looza Event

Families and friends are invited to join the City of Irvine in celebrating spring during the Egg-a-Pool-Looza event Saturday, April 8, from 2-5 p.m. at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.


Children can enjoy family splash time, egg hunt stations, face painting, as well as spring crafts and games, and more. An opportunity to take photos with a special guest bunny and hop into the bounce houses will also be available as part of the spring celebration.


Children 6 and younger who wish to participate in water activities must have at least one adult accompany them. Lifeguards will be on duty. Registration is $10 for children 14 and younger and is required to participate in the event. The registration fee includes an egg basket and all activities. Registration is available at For more information, visit or call 949-724-6717.

Virtual 5K

Complete a 5K in April and Help Local Animals

The Irvine Animal Care Center invites all runners, walkers, and animal-lovers to support animals in need during its 2023 Virtual 5K throughout the month of April. Participants can self-time their pace and complete the Virtual 5K at any location April 1–30.


To enter, participants must submit an entry fee of $35 at and complete the race by April 30. Racers who complete the Virtual 5K will receive an exclusive race medal and certificate. For an additional $8, participants can enter their four-legged friend to run with them in the Virtual 5K. Four-legged-racers will receive their very own medal for completing the race. All proceeds go toward special programs at the Irvine Animal Care Center.


Visit for more information and to submit your entry fee. For questions, call the Irvine Animal Care Center at 949-724-7740.

Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. This day celebrates transgender people and raises awareness about the issues and discrimination they may face.

The day also aims to promote education and understanding about transgender issues and encourage people to become allies and advocates for the transgender community.

The City of Irvine has a dedicated LGBTQ+ liaison, and two Irvine Police Department officers who serve as liaisons to the LGBTQ+ community. Their information, along with other resources for our LGBTQ+ community, can be found on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 1 | 8 a.m.

OC Waste & Recycling Compost Giveaway Event


April 6 | 5:30 p.m.
Planning Commission


April 8 | 2 p.m. 



View the City Calendar 

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