- The City Council’s long-term goal is to PREVENT homelessness.
- We continue to support preventive measures with our professional staff, with our partners, and importantly, with dedicated funds each and every fiscal year. Here are examples:
- The City Council approved $29.2 million from the state’s redevelopment settlement to the City of Irvine – and that is money, guaranteed over several years – that will go to the City’s affordable housing through the Irvine Community Land Trust. There are currently more than 4,000 affordable housing units throughout the City.
- Councilmember Melissa Fox is Chair of the nonprofit organization (Irvine Community Land Trust) that provides permanent affordable housing opportunities in Irvine, and Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea is a Board Member.
- We have two full-time police officers assigned each day to respond to those in need of mental health help and services. One of them is a homeless liaison.
- Additionally, a division of the Community Services Department, FOR Families, is budgeted at more than $200,000 a year. Our staff is assigned to work directly with families in areas of concern such as stress and depression; substance abuse; and family violence. Resources include financial help and health care.
City of Irvine’s Goal: Prevent Homelessness
Irvine residents can get 10 free prefilled sandbags at the City’s Operations Support Facility, 6427 Oak Canyon Road. Please check in at the front office or look for signs directing you to the sandbags; office staff can also direct you to the sandbag pickup area.
During inclement weather, the City of Irvine will monitor and provide updates for all fields and trails.
The community is invited to the grand opening of Portola Springs Community Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 26. Join City of Irvine officials for the dedication of the City’s newest community center and park. No RSVP required; free event.
The City of Irvine is implementing a new type of traffic signal this month that increases the efficiency of left turns and improves traffic flow. The Protected-Permissive Left Turn or Flashing Yellow Arrow is a new type of display that accommodates left turns at select signalized intersections.
The City of Irvine has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award represents the highest form of recognition in government budgeting for a municipal entity.
The City of Irvine, in partnership with Orange County United Way, is offering free tax preparation services to taxpayers who earned less than $60,000 in 2018.