Community Link Newsletter: February 15-22, 2024


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February 15, 2024 | Edition 159

Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan

State of the City is March 19

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 19, as Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan delivers the State of the City Address at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.  


This City event will begin with a free public reception at 5 p.m., followed by the 2024 State of the City Address at 6 p.m., where Mayor Khan will reflect on City achievements from 2023 and share initiatives and goals for 2024. This year’s event will also include performances by community organizations. Mayor Khan will highlight Irvine’s exceptional quality of life, public safety, and innovation, as well as City priority items such as health and wellness, and Irvine’s workforce.


Visit for additional information. 

All-Wheel Feasibility Study

Great Park All-Wheeled Plaza Feasibility & Feedback Community Town Hall

The City of Irvine is conducting a concept development and feasibility study for a new all-wheeled plaza at the Great Park. This designed space has the potential to be one of the finest in the country, with multiple amenities to attract wheeled action sports, from bikes and skateboards to scooters and wheelchairs.


Join us Thursday, February 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at Portola Springs Community Center for a Community Town Hall to help shape the vision and future of the Great Park, and the new all-wheeled plaza.


View the Great Park Framework Plan

Great Park Feasibility Plan

Great Park is on track to become one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Over 500 acres of the park are built and operating, and the City of Irvine broke ground on the next phase of development in May 2023. Watch our video to see what is to come. 


The next phase of the Great Park draws on extensive community input to deliver an expanding array of new opportunities to secure the park’s place among the world’s greatest metropolitan parks. Sign up to receive email alerts regarding Great Park development, and visit our website for additional details at


Learn about Irvine's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

You may have heard about Irvine's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan – or, as we refer to it, CAAP –  but what exactly is this plan, and how can you play a part? 


Watch our CAAP explanation video to understand how you can be empowered to build a cleaner, more resilient future for the City of Irvine. 


Plus, you can take our CAAP survey to share your thoughts about potential CAAP actions. The survey is available in multiple languages on our website. 


Learn more at

Jazz in the Palm Court

Enjoy Jazz in the Palm Court

Visit the Great Park Palm Court this Saturday, January 17, from 1-3 p.m. for the first Jazz in the Palm Court concert this season. 


The three-part live jazz music series, Jazz in the Palm Court is inspired by a diverse range of composers and musicians and echoes the cultural diversity represented in Natural Language: Contemporary Book Art


Bring folding chairs and blankets for seating around the Gallery and Palm Court; no advance registration is needed for these free events. For more information, visit

OCTA Lunar New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year this Saturday, February 17, at Irvine Station. 


The Orange County Transportation Authority and Metrolink are throwing a Lunar New Year Celebration. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with a lion dance, free refreshments, and opportunities to win prizes. 


The first 100 people will receive free round-trip tickets to Los Angeles later that morning for the Golden Dragon Parade, which begins at 1 p.m. in Chinatown.  


For more information, 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.


Random Acts of Kindness Day: February 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed February 17 each year. It's a day dedicated to encouraging people to perform acts of kindness for others, without expecting anything in return. These acts can range from simple gestures like holding the door open for someone or complimenting a stranger, to more elaborate deeds such as volunteering or helping those in need.


Consider an act of kindness for your Irvine neighbors by volunteering for Meals on Wheels to deliver nutritious meals to qualifying homebound Irvine residents each week. Learn more about the program and how you can volunteer at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Feb. 19 

City Hall Closed for Presidents Day


Feb. 20 | 5: 30 p.m.
Finance Commission 



Feb. 21 | 9 a.m.
UCI Health Blood Drive


Feb. 22 | 5 p.m.
DE&I Meeting


View the City Calendar 

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