Telephone Town Hall: September 6
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about City issues.



Instead of asking residents to attend a meeting after a long day of work and family commitments, the Telephone Town Hall brings the meeting to their living rooms, cars or wherever they happen to be.

Using a talk-radio format, residents can ask questions live during the call or just listen to the conversation for as long as they like.


“Community engagement is crucial,” said Mayor Gutierrez. “All of our lives are so busy it’s difficult to try to squeeze in one more appointment. The Telephone Town Halls will make it as easy as possible for residents to hear about what is going on in our City, ask questions, and air their concerns. We want to hear from you.”


The Telephone Town Hall will be broadcast simultaneously in English and Spanish. Participants will have the option of listening to the call and asking questions in either language, with responses also provided accordingly.


The City will call registered participants at precisely 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 to connect them to the Telephone Town Hall. Residents can listen to the call for the entire meeting or just a portion.


Be part of the conversation and register now for the September 6 Telephone Town Hall. Registration will close at noon on September 6 and the call will begin at 6 p.m.
September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Most people have not taken the time to plan ahead and when disaster strikes, they find themselves unprepared. National Preparedness Month is designed to remind individuals, families, and communities to be prepared - well in advance of a disaster.

It really is quite simple — know what will affect you, make a plan, build an emergency kit and get involved. We are all first responders and you can help stabilize the situation by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — whether you are at home, work, or out and about.

Make A Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

How will I receive emergency alerts and warn ings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.

Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Consider how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. 

Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan

Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household

For more information about National Preparedness Month, please visit: www.ready.gov/september

Economic Development Summary
Curious about new businesses coming to Moreno Valley? Be the first to know! Check out the monthly update of the Economic Development Summary to learn more about Moreno Valley’s business location advantages on the dedicated Economic Development website:  www.morenovalleybusiness.com

In the market for a new job? Join the Hire MoVal Job Seekers' List today!

Tips for Creating Defensible Space
Santa Ana winds are blustery, dry and warm - often hot - winds that blow out of the desert. Santa Anas are common in Southern California and often blow in autumn and winter, but they can blow any time of the year.

Warm temperatures throughout the summer continue to dry up vegetation that is already at a critical stage, partially due to the recent drought. These conditions leave vegetation ripe for ignition and, if driven by Santa Ana winds, can be fast moving and even catastrophic. If you live in a wildland interface area, the best way to protect your property is to create defensible space.
 
The Moreno Valley Fire Prevention Bureau offers the following tips:
 
  • Create a Defensible Space of 100 feet around your home.
  • Create a “LEAN, CLEAN and GREEN ZONE” by removing all flammable vegetation within 30 feet immediately surrounding your home.
  • Then create a “REDUCED FUEL ZONE” in the remaining 70 feet or to your property line.
  • Landscape with fire resistant plants.
  • Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead branches, leaves and needles removed.
  • When clearing vegetation, use care when operating equipment such as lawnmowers. One small spark may start a fire; a string trimmer is much safer.
  • Stack woodpiles at least 30 feet from all structures and remove vegetation within 10 feet of woodpiles.
  • Remember that above ground Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP-gas) containers must be located a minimum of 10 feet from buildings, public ways, and lot lines of adjoining property that can be built upon.
  • Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles, leaves and other debris from your yard.

For more information, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 951.413.3370.

Moreno Valley at Work
The City of Moreno Valley is working hard for you.

The City recently began publishing Moreno Valley at Work: A Weekly Summary of Good News from the City Where Dreams Soar to let residents know about all the great things going on at the City of Moreno Valley.

From road improvement projects to opportunities to learn how help first responders during a disaster to the latest restaurant openings, make sure you get the good news delivered right to you inbox every Friday.

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