Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

April 21, 2023 | Edition 118

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. 

City of Irvine

Join an Upcoming Districting Formation Workshop

As the City of Irvine pursues a shift from at-large City Councilmember elections to district elections, you can have a voice in the process. Under the proposed plan, the City of Irvine would have six separate voting districts, and each voter would vote for the Mayor and one Councilmember to represent the district they live in.


Watch this video to learn more and join a community workshop this Saturday, April 22. These workshops offer the chance to learn about the districting process, connect with others, and discover tools available to draw maps and ensure your neighborhood is fairly represented.


Community Workshops

  • April 22, at 10 a.m.: Quail Hill Community Center

  • April 22, at 2 p.m.: Heritage Park Library

  • April 26, at 6 p.m.: via Zoom

Learn more about Council Districting and Expansion process at


SB 1383

Recycle Organic Waste for Cleaner Air and Law Compliance

SB 1383 is a state law that requires every resident and business to recycle organic waste in an effort to reduce methane emissions. All Irvine residents are now required to separate their organic waste from the trash and place it in a container for composting.


The City of Irvine thanks everyone for placing food scraps and food-soiled paper into the green lid bin. You are doing your part to reduce methane pollution and complying with California law.


When organic matter is sent to a landfill, it decomposes without oxygen, creating methane, a greenhouse gas that is even more potent than CO2.


Learn more about the Organics Recycling Program at

Senior Services Open House

Attend the Senior Services Open House

What are you doing Thursday, April 27? Mark your calendars for the Irvine Senior Services Open House to learn more about programs and services offered at three dedicated senior centers in Irvine.


Visitors should visit all three senior centers to view program demonstrations, take home flyers with information about upcoming classes and recreational activities, learn about transportation services, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.


The free Open House events will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Rancho Senior Center, 9:30–11 a.m.
    3 Ethel Coplen Way
  • Lakeview Senior Center, 12:30–2 p.m.
    20 Lake Road
  • Trabuco Center, 4–5:30 p.m.
    5701 Trabuco Road

Those who attend all three events will be entered into an opportunity drawing. View the event schedule here. For more information, call 949-724-6900.

Swingin in the Palm Court

Listen to Jazz at Great Park

Come visit Great Park to enjoy the final “Swingin’ in the Palm Court” jazz and swing concert of the series! Join us in the Palm Court this Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.


This event is free to attend, with no advanced registration required. You are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets for seating around the Gallery and Palm Court.


While you’re here, be sure to check out the Great Park Gallery’s latest exhibit, "Life on the Base: MCAS El Toro,” featuring a curated collection of photographs of the men and women who served at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro.


For more information, visit

Mosquito Awareness Week

Don't Give Mosquitoes a Biting Chance


April 17-21 is mosquito awareness week, and more rain and water means more mosquitoes.


Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet, with the potential to spread diseases at every bite. This spring, take charge of your yard and tip out stagnant water and toss unused containers to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. In addition, you should take action and apply repellent to exposed skin when outdoors. 


Visit the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website for educational resources, programs, and more.


This Week in DE&I  

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 DE&I calendar


You may have noticed the Irvine Civic Center has taken on a different hue at night. The building was lit up in green earlier this week and is now illuminated in purple and turquoise in honor of Ramadan.


The observance of Ramadan comes to an end with Eid al-Fitr the evening of April 21. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, prayer, and reflection. It's a time for Muslims to come together with family and friends to celebrate and share in the joy of the holiday.


The City of Irvine wishes all who will be celebrating a joyous holiday with family and friends. 



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 22 | 10 a.m.

Irvine Police Department Open House



April 25 | 2 p.m.

Great Park Board Meeting 


April 25 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting


April 27 | 5 p.m. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

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