Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

June 23, 2023 | Edition 127

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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Draw a District Map to Help Shape the Future of Irvine 

Currently, registered Irvine voters vote for the Mayor and all four City Councilmembers. At a special election in March 2024, Irvine residents will have the opportunity to decide whether to expand the City Council to six Councilmembers and shift to district elections, with the Mayor elected at large.


In the meantime, we need your help to decide where to draw the district lines. Draw and submit a district map for consideration. The deadline to submit a map for consideration at the third public hearing is Thursday, June 29.


For instructions on how to draw and submit your own map, visit


Be sure to mark your calendar with upcoming community forum and public hearing dates.

Summer in the City

Join us for a Movie this Weekend 

What are your weekend plans? The City of Irvine is kicking off the fun this Saturday, June 24, with the first event in our Summer in the City series.


Join us at the Great Park Terraced Lawn for an outdoor showing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Food trucks arrive at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk.


Our Summer in the City series runs through August with movies, concerts, and a dance party. Get details at

Field of Valor

Honor Service Members this Fourth of July

The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is hosting the annual Fourth of July Field of Valor event, July 1–14, at the Irvine Civic Center Lawn.


Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, or fallen service members by either sponsoring a flag or visiting the flag display. 

  • Each flag is 3 by 5 feet, on a 10-foot pole. 
  • Each flag is individually illuminated. 
  • Sponsors can name a flag in honor of a veteran or active duty service member. 
  • Flag sponsorship is $65 per flag, available through Monday, June 26. 
  • Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis at

For more information about the Fourth of July Field of Valor event, please call 949-724-6606 or visit


Mosquito Awareness Week 

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Follow these few steps from the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District to prevent mosquitoes this season:

  • TIP out standing water.

  • TOSS any unneeded containers.

  • TAKE ACTION by wearing repellent.

Invasive Aedes mosquitoes lay their eggs in water sources as small as a bottle cap. Additionally, Aedes’ eggs can survive for years even if they dry up and will hatch when they come in contact with water again, so it is important to dump and drain all standing water.


By acting now, you can help prevent mosquito breeding, take charge of your yards, and protect our community. Learn more at  


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.


World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an international day organized every year on June 20 by the United Nations. It is designed to celebrate and honor refugees from around the world. The day was first established in June 2001, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.


World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs, and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees not only survive, but also thrive.


Learn more about dates recognized this month at



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 24 | 10 a.m.

Cool Irvine Sustainability Fair 


June 27 | 5:30 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting



June 30 | 5:30 p.m.

Super Swim Lesson

July 3 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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