Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

July 14, 2023 | Edition 130

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 Installs 166 EV Chargers at the Great Park

EV Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, July 11, the City of Irvine held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the addition of 166 Level 2 EV chargers at the Great Park. The chargers are now open for use by the public. 

EV charger

The City of Irvine is committed to working with the community to reduce vehicle emissions and make switching to an EV affordable and accessible to all. There are 721 EV chargers in the City. For information on EV charger locations and other information regarding electric vehicles, please visit


The addition of the EV chargers also contributes to Irvine's goal of creating a climate-smart City for the future as part of our Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.


To view photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony, visit our Flickr album.


July is National Park and Recreation Month 

Did you know July is National Park and Recreation Month? The City of Irvine has you covered when it comes to recognizing this fun calendar event.


Explore all that Irvine has to offer with a different activity for each day. Visit our website for a list of activities you can discover throughout the month of July and continue to enjoy year-round.


Be sure to follow us on social media, too, for other park and recreation news.

Bommer Canyon Preserve Cattle Camp

Discover the New Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve

Join the City of Irvine for the reopening of the Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve this Saturday, July 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. 


The original site was built in 1967 and honors the history of Irvine Ranch, including the Cattle Camp. Due to its age and outdoor exposure, the site became in need of repairs. After gathering extensive community feedback, the City launched the Bommer Canyon Community Park Rehabilitation Project in 2018, with a focus on restoring the Cattle Camp area.


The event will include a formal dedication and a hike with Mayor Farrah N. Khan. 


For more information about the site and reopening event, visit

Movies on the Lawn

Enjoy the Final Movie on the Lawn at the Great Park 

Your Saturday night plans are covered — come to the Great Park Terraced Lawn for an outdoor showing of Minions: The Rise of Gru. This is the final movie on the lawn as part of our Summer in the City series.


Come early and enjoy tasty treats from gourmet food trucks, starting at 6:30 p.m. The movie will begin after sunset. Blankets and low-back chairs are encouraged.


Learn more about other Summer in the City events by visiting


City of Irvine Recognized for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

Irvine DEI

The City of Irvine has been recognized in the Orange County Business Journal’s feature "Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion," published July 10. 

Focusing on honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) champions in the Orange County area, the feature highlights Irvine’s ongoing efforts and commitment to an inclusive and equitable work environment.


Detailed in the article is the progress we have made as a City on this front, including the passing of a resolution reaffirming our commitment to DE&I in the community, and maintaining our status as one of the most ethnically diverse and fully integrated cities in the county.

You can read the full article here.


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.


Hire a Veteran Day

On July 25, National Hire a Veteran Day reminds employers to consider veterans to fill their open positions. As highly trained, qualified individuals, they are ideal for numerous trades and are in search of civilian employment when they leave the service. 


The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, or those needing additional resources, such as veterans.

To view the City of Irvine’s open employment opportunities, visit



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

July 17 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting



July 18 | 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Commission

July 20 |  5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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