Community Link Newsletter: Shape Irvine’s Future Climate, Library, and Travel | Holiday Faire |Honor our Veterans


Community Link Newsletter

November 2, 2023 | Edition 145

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. 


What does your Climate Future Look Like?

The City of Irvine has embarked on developing its 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.


The CAAP will recommend adaptation measures that build resilience to current and future climate threats and create goals for our community to reduce emission reduction targets for the next 20 years. 


How can you be a part of this? The CAAP should be reflective of the priorities and values of the Irvine community. Take our CAAP survey to provide your input on potential CAAP actions. Share your feedback with us by taking the survey, and send to your networks and peers to do the same. Visit for more resources and ways to get involved.

Take the CAAP Survey
Great Park

Shape the Future Great Park Library

The City of Irvine is in the planning phase of a new library at the Great Park as part of the Great Park Framework Plan. Planned for a site adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and the Veterans Memorial Park and Gardens, this will be the most versatile library in our City. 


Community engagement and input are crucial as we shape the future of our new facility. Join the City of Irvine at an upcoming Community Town Hall to help create a space that reflects the needs and aspirations of our vibrant City.


Review and Discussion of Design Options Town Hall
Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine


Please visit the Project Updates webpage for more information about the upcoming meetings and the City’s plans for the future library. You can also email to share your feedback.

Sustainable Mobility Plan

How do you Travel Through Irvine?

The City of Irvine is continuing its commitment toward a safer, healthier, and greener Irvine by preparing a Sustainable Mobility Plan, an effort to both promote and improve the way people travel throughout the City.


Join us Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m., at City Hall to discuss and help shape the plan, which will focus on ways the City can prioritize alternative transportation options.


For more information, email Melissa Dugan at

Holiday Faire

The Holiday Faire is Here!


Consider your holiday shopping handled after visiting the Holiday Faire this weekend at the Great Park. 


The Irvine Fine Arts Center's 41st annual Holiday Faire will be held Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex. 


Shop the stands of unique and local businesses from artisans who handmake gifts for purchase, like holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more. 


Admission is free. Visit to view a vendor list and map. 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Honor our Military Veterans

The City of Irvine invites the community to honor veterans and their families at a special Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.


The ceremony is thoughtfully designed to express a spirit of gratitude to the men and women who have served in the United States military with unwavering dedication, both in the past and the present.


This event is free, open to the public, and an opportunity to recognize the valor, courage, and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served. In the event of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Ceremony will move to the Irvine City Hall, located adjacent to the park.


Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is located at 4 Civic Center Plaza in Irvine. For more information, visit or call 949-724-6606.


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.


American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Also known as Native American Heritage Month, this month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

World Freedom Day: November 9
World Freedom Day is a federal holiday observed November 9. On this day in 1989, a momentous event in history took place when the Berlin Wall was abolished. The wall separated families and communities for almost three decades. Today, it marks the rise of democracy and freedom, and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Nov. 6 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting 


Nov. 7 | 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Commission Meeting


Nov. 8 | 4 p.m.

Sustainability Commission Meeting

Nov. 9 | 2 p.m.

Fair Housing Workshop

View the City Calendar 

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