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Community Link Newsletter

August 3, 2023 | Edition 133

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. 


Join us Next Week for the Summer 2023 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Public Workshop 


The City of Irvine is beginning its next phase of outreach for our first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The CAAP will set ambitious but achievable emissions reduction targets for the City and lays out a pathway to achieving our climate goals across both municipal operations and our community.  


As part of these efforts, Irvine residents are invited to participate in the Summer 2023 CAAP Public Workshop Wednesday, August 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center Conference and Training Center. This is the second public CAAP workshop. Staff will present updated information on the CAAP and provide an interactive feedback opportunity on potential CAAP actions. 


Snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVP is optional but encouraged by emailing your response to You can also share your feedback by taking an online survey at


For more information about the CAAP, Irvine's climate planning goals, and how you can get involved, visit

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Learn more about City Council Districting at our Forum August 5

The City of Irvine is pursuing its first City Council district formation process, and wants to ensure your voice is heard in shaping the boundaries of the future City Council voting districts. Attend the next community forum Saturday, August 5, at Quail Hill Community Center at 10 a.m. to learn more about the process. 


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.


Draft maps were submitted for review by the City council for proposed ways in which district lines should be drawn. Selected maps by the City Council will be considered at the fourth public hearing September 12. New maps can also be considered at this hearing, and must be submitted by August 31.


For more information on the City Council districting process, visit


Subscribe to our Roadway Improvement & Traffic Advisory Newsletter

As part of our continued efforts to keep residents informed of upcoming road construction projects, we have created a new Roadway Improvement & Traffic Advisory newsletter. 


Every month we will send out information related to our roadways and what motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should be aware of when traveling through Irvine.


Sign up for the newsletter by selecting the "Transportation/Traffic Advisories" topic on the City of Irvine email alert subscriber page.  

Art at City Hall

View the new Art at City Hall 

Deep Water/Deep Earth is the latest art installation on display at Irvine City Hall as part of the Art at City Hall art exhibition series. 


Opening Monday, August 7, Deep Water/Deep Earth translates the enormous and complex water channels underground in Irvine into a body of collages, prints, and programmed digital artwork. Underfoot in Irvine lies an enormous aquifer with over 1 million acre-feet of water that reaches as deep as three-quarters of a mile and stretches to the outer limits of Orange County and beyond. This life-giving resource remains essentially invisible even as it affects every aspect of daily life, obscuring humanity’s great dependence on what lies below the earth’s surface.


Created and curated by University of California, Irvine professor Antoinette LaFarge and independent artist Christel Dillbohner, Berkeley, this collaborative team explores an imagined relationship to the interplay of geology and hydrology.


Mark your calendars to attend the free opening reception Thursday, August 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Irvine City Hall. For more information, visit

Pet Photo

Tell your Pet to say "Cheese!"

The Irvine Animal Care Center is now accepting submissions of photogenic pets for the annual photo fundraiser, which helps provide top-tier care and life-saving programs at the center.


To enter, participants can submit favorite photos of their pet online at and encourage family and friends to vote.


All eligible photos with a minimum of five votes by the end of the contest will be included in the 2024 Irvine Animal Care Center wall calendar. The top 13 winners will have their pets featured with a full-page photo in the calendar.


Online photo submissions and voting will be accepted through August 31. The entry fee is $25 per photo. Votes are $1 each. For more information, and to enter pet photos and/or cast a vote, 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.


Purple Heart Day & International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 

Purple Heart Day, August 7, is a day for Americans to remember and honor the men and women who bravely represented their county and were wounded or killed while serving. These people are decorated with a Purple Heart, given by the President. This day is a chance to reflect on the bravery of those who have fought for the U.S. and to ensure their courage is never forgotten.


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, August 9, is observed each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This day also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. Learn more about the day here




Upcoming Meetings & Events 

August 5 | 5:30 p.m.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert: Tijuana Dogs


August 7 |  5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting

August 12 | 6 p.m.

Summer Dance Party

View the City Calendar 

Sizzlin Concert