Volume 36 | September 4 - September 8, 2017
Thousands of Residents Participate in Mayor's Telephone Town Hall
Thousands of Moreno Valley residents listened in to the City’s second Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday to hear updates on current City projects and plans for the future.

Using a talk-radio format, the Telephone Town Hall allows residents to listen in to the meeting without actually having to come to City Hall. Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez fielded questions during the hour long call with topics ranging from the City’s plans to address homelessness and street repair to the possibility of a new town center off the Nason Corridor and opportunities for residents to further their education right here in Moreno Valley.

The City called registered participants who had the option of listening to the entire call or to just a portion. Participants could also ask the Mayor questions or share their comments or concerns.

Residents whose questions were not able to be answered before the call ended had the opportunity to leave a voicemail with their question and contact information. City staff is following up with those residents to answer their questions.
Zone 3 Meeting Features Tour of Police Department, Citywide Cameras 
The City’s Police Department is opening its doors to residents on Wednesday, September 20 for a tour of the Department and Citywide Camera system as well as an opportunity to discuss community issues as part of its Zone 3 Meeting.

All community members are invited to attend; however, the focus of the meeting will cover Zone 3 community issues. Zone 3 is bordered by Alessandro Blvd. on the north, Lasselle Street on the east, Harley Knox Blvd. on the south, and March Air Reserve Base on the west. 

Zone 3 Meeting
Wednesday, September 20
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Moreno Valley Police Department
22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos

The Moreno Valley Police Department is committed to enhancing the delivery of quality service to the community we serve. The police department’s goal is to educate residents on community oriented policing and how officers and the community can work together in creating safer neighborhoods. Zone meetings are held throughout the year to give residents an opportunity to voice their concerns, and meet the Chief of Police and zone officers who patrol their neighborhoods. 
For more information about this meeting please contact Deputy Brooks at 951.486.6908 or kbrooks@riversidesheriff.org .

City Council Approves Homeless to Work Pilot Program
The City Council this week approved the establishment of a pilot Homeless to Work Program to provide temporary jobs and access to services to help homeless individuals in Moreno Valley return to the workforce and access housing.
The program, which will be funded through federal grants, will be patterned after similar programs in other major cities including Albuquerque and Denver which have been very successful in reducing homelessness. The City will partner with a nonprofit to carry out the Homeless to Work Program.
Participants in Moreno Valley may work two days per week, 5 hours per day, for $10.50 per hour. In addition to temporary employment participants will be provided access to community resources to help them get off the streets.
Working with government and nongovernment agencies to reduce homelessness is another priority in the Momentum MoVal strategic plan.

Explorers' Hard Work Rewarded With Day at the Beach
Members of the Moreno Valley Police Department Explorer Post recently enjoyed a day cooling off at the beach as a reward for volunteering nearly 5,600 hours in a variety of assignments and community projects.

The MVPD Explorers joined explorers from the Jurupa Valley and Hemet Explorer posts in taking a break from the heat to travel to Oceanside. The explorers enjoyed a day of food, sand, surf, and the camaraderie of their fellow explorers.

The Explorer program is always looking for a few good recruits who are interested in learning about a career in law enforcement while giving back to their communities. Please contact Moreno Valley Police Officer Moreno at 951.486.6717 for more information.
FREE SBDC Workshop: Incorporating Your Business
Attention MoVal Entrepreneurs!
Do you know what it takes to incorporate your business?
Do you know what forms you need to process and where they need to go?
Join the City of Moreno Valley and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center and learn from an expert how to incorporate your business.
Wednesday, September 13
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center (CRC)
14075 Frederick Street (Alessandro Room A)
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Workshop will cover:

Being an Entrepreneur
Business Planning
Small Business Financing
The Legal Forms of Organization
Licensing and Permits

Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited.
Register online at: www.iesmallbusiness.com .
This no cost workshop is brought to you in partnership with the City of Moreno Valley. Accelerating Opportunities for Small Business.
Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.