Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

July 7, 2023 | Edition 129

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. 


Great Park Framework Plan Construction Update

GP Development

As part of the first phase of the Great Park Framework plan, the City of Irvine is starting the tarmac removal process at the ARDA site to make way for the Veterans Memorial Park & Gardens project at the Great Park. Out of an abundance of caution to avoid disrupting students and staff at Cadence Park School, demolition work has been purposefully planned to occur when school is out of session. Residents can expect to experience noise and ground vibration while construction crews remove the 12-inch-thick concrete tarmac. 


Hours & Schedule

Demolition work will only occur during permitted work hours, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays. No work will occur outside of these hours, nor on Sundays and holidays. Demolition work is expected to begin early July and last through mid-August.


Questions or Concerns?

For questions or concerns about demolition or construction, call 949-724-6676 or email View a downloadable PDF of this information here.


For more information on construction activity in June and anticipated work in July, view the Great Park Framework Plan Monthly Construction Project Report for July 2023.


To learn more about development at the Great Park, visit

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City to Review Draft Maps for Council Districting Process

As the City of Irvine continues to pursue its first City Council district formation process, the City is actively engaging residents to ensure their voices are heard in shaping the boundaries of the future City Council voting districts. 


Irvine residents will have the opportunity at a special election in March 2024 to vote on whether to expand the City Council to six Councilmembers and shift to district elections. If approved, each voter would vote for one Councilmember to represent the district they live in and continue to vote for an at-large Mayor.


The Irvine City Council will review the first set of draft maps with proposed district lines that were submitted by Irvine residents at the next public hearing scheduled for July 11 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber.


You can view the submitted maps at For a full schedule of public hearings and map submission deadlines, visit

All Media

All Media Opening This Weekend

Make plans to attend the opening of All Media 2023 this weekend at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. All Media 2023 is an exhibition featuring 67 local and national artists who work in disciplines such as sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, drawing, collage, metal, works on fiber, and more.


The exhibition will be on view July 8–September 30, with a free opening reception scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2–4 p.m. 


A flagship exhibition of the Irvine Fine Arts Center, this year’s All Media features contemporary approaches to landscape, portraiture, abstraction, photo-documentation, assemblage, and social commentary by an intergenerational group of artists. 


Visit for more information, including a list of exhibiting artists. 

One Irvine

Tell us Your Thoughts on the One Irvine Program

Did you know the City offers home improvement resources through the One Irvine program?


If your home or condominium was built in or before 1975, we want to hear from you! Provide your thoughts and learn more about the newly expanded program by taking a short survey.


Visit to take the survey. Share the survey with your family, friends, and neighbors before it closes at noon Friday, July 14

Movies on the Lawn

Catch a Movie on the Lawn During Summer in the City! 

You’re invited to meet New York City’s friendliest crocodile at Movies on the Lawn night this Saturday, July 8.


Join us at the Great Park Terraced Lawn for an outdoor screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and find out what happens when your roommate just happens to be a talking crocodile.


The movie begins after sunset at approximately 8:15 p.m., and admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy delicious items on sale from gourmet food trucks. Food trucks arrive at 6:30 p.m.


Movies on the Lawn is presented as part of the new summer event series, Summer in the City, which also includes Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts and more, throughout June, July, and August.


For more information about Summer in the City, 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.


Chronic Disease Day

Chronic Disease Day is recognized July 10 because chronic diseases account for seven out of the 10 leading causes of death in America and more than 90% of our annual health care spending. The day is an opportunity to re-evaluate what individuals and organizations can do to lower the number of preventable illnesses and better support those with unpreventable conditions. 


The City of Irvine aims to create a community and support a culture where residents and visitors feel cared for, supported, and represented.


Visit for a range of health care resources, including mental health; diversity, equity & inclusion information; and to learn more about our health and wellness steering committee.  



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

July 8 | 2 p.m.

All Media Reception



July 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

July 11 |  4 p.m.

City Council Meeting 

View the City Calendar 

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