Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan Declares “There is No Place for Hate in Irvine”

City Council continues to prioritize diversity and inclusiveness through Council initiatives.

IRVINE- The City of Irvine takes great pride in the diversity of its community and has no place for hate within its borders. Mayor Farrah N. Khan and her City Council colleagues continue to set high standards for maintaining a quality of life in Irvine that reflects our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for residents, businesses, and visitors.

In early 2021, the Irvine City Council unanimously adopted the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resolution, launched a diversity campaign, We Are Irvine, and implemented a multilingual hate crime reporting portal through the Irvine Police Department (IPD). In light of recent hate incidents at Irvine freeway overpasses, Mayor Khan has reaffirmed her commitment to protecting its residents from hate and discrimination by declaring that there is “no place for hate in Irvine.”

“We will not tolerate hate in our great City,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We ask our community to join us in promoting peace, unity, and inclusiveness throughout Irvine.”

Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent adds, “I am deeply concerned about the impact of these incidents on our diverse community,” said Chief Michael Kent. “I want to assure our residents, businesses, and visitors that maintaining public safety continues to be my top priority. If you are a victim of a hate crime or hate incident, we ask that you call 911 or our non-emergency number at 949-724-7200. You can also report hate crimes or hate incidents online at cityofirvine.org/reporthate.”   

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 307,670 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.

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