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April 7, 2023 | Edition 116

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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City of Irvine Begins Pursuit of District-Based Elections

The City of Irvine is pursuing its first City Council district formation process. The first public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. during its regular City Council meeting at the City of Irvine Council Chamber. 

City of Irvine registered voters currently vote for the Mayor and all four City Councilmembers. Upon completion of the districting process, the City of Irvine would have six separate voting districts, and beginning in 2024, each voter would vote for the Mayor and one Councilmember to represent the district they live in. 


Residents can get involved and participate in the district formation process by attending public hearings and community workshops. Five public hearings and seven community workshops will take place in the coming months. Learn more about the process and upcoming workshops at


Unclaimed Property

Claim Held Property 

California’s Unclaimed Property Law requires certain entities to report and submit their customers’ property to the State Controller’s Office if assets have been held for three years or more. Common types of unclaimed property include uncashed checks, insurance benefits, wages, and safe deposit box contents. 

The State of California is holding more than $11 billion in unclaimed property and is required by law to safeguard this property until it is claimed by the rightful owners.

To search for unclaimed property, residents can visit The City of Irvine also maintains a listing of all accounts payable checks issued by the City that are at least one year old and have not been cashed. The listing and instructions on how to submit a claim for uncashed checks are located at


Help Develop the Five-year Strategic Plans for our Community Members

The City of Irvine is seeking feedback from residents to support efforts in developing a five-year Children, Youth and Families Strategic Plan and a five-year Strategic Plan for Seniors. These plans play a crucial role in the development and implementation of programs, resources, and new opportunities for senior and family communities in Irvine.


Take the online survey for the Children, Youth and Families Strategic Plan to share details about needs in the area of child care and school readiness; youth alcohol substance use; and health and wellness. The survey will be available through April 30. Outreach events are also planned for the future. Learn more here.


Participating in the Strategic Plan for Seniors online survey allows you to share your thoughts on areas like healthy aging, housing and emergency preparation, social well being, and transportation. Your feedback will help create and plan quality programs for older adults. Residents 50 and older can take the survey by April 10. Learn more about the survey and planned outreach events here.

Wyland Water Challenge

Every Drop Counts Toward Being Water-Wise

Did you know the amount of water leaked from U.S. homes can exceed more than 1 trillion gallons per year? That equals the annual water use of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami combined.


Join the City of Irvine and do your part to conserve water this Earth month. Take the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation at


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. Pledge takers have a chance to win environmentally-friendly prizes and $3,000 toward their home utility bills.  

Earth Day

Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day 2023 is April 22, and this year marks the 53rd anniversary of this celebration. Now is the time to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods — and together, embody this year's Earth Day theme: Invest in Our Planet.

Celebrate Earth Day at Quail Hill Community Center April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy guided hikes that will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; registration is required on-site. A compost demonstration will take place at noon. 

For more information, and for other ways to celebrate Earth Day, visit

City Hiring

We Are Hiring for Summer!

The City of Irvine is hiring! Now is your chance to join one of the top workplaces in Orange County.


Apply online by April 17 to become a part-time Community Services Leader. Positions are open to those ages 18+ with a pay range of up to $22.69 per hour. Flexible schedules, including days, nights, and/or weekends, are available with up to 19 hours per week.


To learn more and apply, visit


April Celebrations and Recognitions

This week many cultural and religious holidays are celebrated and recognized. Learn more about just a few of the significant dates celebrated in our community below. You can learn more about other recognitions this week by viewing our DEI calendar

Holy Week is the most sacred week in Christianity, and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter. It marks the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a week of prayer, reflection, and hope.

Ramadan began March 22 and is recognized through April 20. It’s observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. It is believed to be the month during which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during daylight hours, from dawn to sunset.

Passover is celebrated April 5-13. It is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. During Passover, Jewish families gather for the Seder, a festive meal that retells the story of the Israelites' liberation from Egypt.



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 8 | 2 p.m. 




April 11 | 1 p.m.

City Council Special Meeting


April 11 | 2 p.m. 
Great Park Board Meeting


April 11 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting


View the City Calendar 

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