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June 9, 2023 | Edition 125

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 Budget to be Reviewed June 13

The City of Irvine's proposed Fiscal Year 2023-2025 Budget and Five-Year Strategic Business Plan is on the agenda for consideration by the City Council at its June 13 meeting. 


The proposed budget is prepared following community budget meetings, which were held in March; and Finance Commission review, which took place in May.


Upon City Council approval, the two-year budget goes into effect July 1, 2023, with quarterly financial updates and budget revisions each year, as necessary. 

You can learn more about the budget at


Draw Voting District Maps to Help Shape the Future of Irvine

The first deadline is approaching to submit maps for consideration as part of the City Council expansion and districting process. At a special election in March 2024, Irvine residents can decide whether to expand the City Council to six Councilmembers and shift to district elections.


Irvine residents can share their input on where the district lines should be drawn. The City is offering different mapping tools that include demographic breakdowns based on the Census data for residents to gain insights about their community and draw their own district maps for consideration.


The map deadline schedule for each public hearing is outlined as follows:

  • June 29, 2023 – Deadline to submit maps for consideration at the third public hearing.
  • July 11, 2023 – Third public hearing to review draft maps submitted by June 29, 2023.
  • August 31, 2023 – Deadline to submit maps for consideration at the fourth public hearing.
  • September 12, 2023 – Fourth public hearing to review draft maps submitted by August 31, 2023.
  • September 29, 2023 – Final deadline to submit maps for consideration as part of the process.
  • October 10, 2023 – Fifth public hearing to select a map for adoption.

To access mapping tools or to view more information about the district formation process, visit

Fair Housing

Fair Housing Workshop at City Hall June 21

The City of Irvine and the Fair Housing Foundation will host a free Fair Housing Workshop Wednesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Irvine City Hall.


The Fair Housing Foundation will share information including but not limited to: 

  • COVID-19 
  • New federal and state fair housing laws
  • Housing discrimination 
  • Eviction process 
  • Rent increases 
  • Security deposits 
  • Habitability and repairs

The workshop is intended to provide an easy way for tenants, landlords, managers, property owners, attorneys, realtors, and management companies to learn about their rights and responsibilities. 


To register and for more information, visit the Fair Housing Foundation’s website or call 800-855-7100.


You're Invited to the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration!

The City of Irvine invites the community to its second annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. The free event will take place Sunday, June 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Great Park Palm Court Complex.  


The celebration of freedom, hope, and joy honors the history and contributions of African Americans to the cultural fabric of our community and nation. The community is invited to learn about Black culture as well as the history and significance of Juneteenth through interactive activities, local organizations, and live performances. 


Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is presented by BIPOC Orange County in partnership with the City of Irvine.


The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on-site. Food trucks will be available for visitors to purchase food. Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. For more information about the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, visit


This Week in DE&I  

There are many cultural and religious holidays celebrated and recognized throughout our community this month. Learn about some of the significant dates being observed in Irvine below and on our DE&I calendar.


Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated June 14. This day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1977. The United States approved the design for its first national flag, which was designed as thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen white stars in a blue field.  


Did you know there is a box at Northwood Community Park where you can bring American flags that are torn and tattered? It was established in 2015 by Gianluca Allesina of Irvine Boy Scout Troop 616 for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Flags dropped off at the retirement box will be properly disposed of. You can find the box next to the entrance to the community center on the side of the building facing the playground.



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 10 | Noon

One Irvine Community Resource Fair


June 13 | 2 & 4 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting


June 15 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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