Volume 190 | Sept. 21 - 25, 2020
Moreno Valley's Commitment to Energy Efficiency Honored by Southern Cal Edison
In recognition of the City of Moreno Valley's commitment to clean, sustainable and efficient energy use, Southern California Edison (SCE) has named it a "Clean Energy Champion." The award will be presented virtually on Friday, Oct. 9, at SCE's 10th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

Specifically, SCE recognized the City's recently completed conversion of more than 9,400 streetlights to use brighter, energy-efficient LEDs. The project saves more than 2.5 million kilowatt hours annually, enough electricity to power close to 250 homes for an entire year while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 600 tons.

"We're proud of the work we've done to improve energy efficiency while reducing our environmental impact," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, "and we continue to look for ways to do even more."

"This project has had an immediate benefit to our community in terms of both aesthetics and public safety," added Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca, who will accept the award on behalf of the City. "And it brings sustainable, long-term environmental benefits for residents of our community and beyond."
Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the Last Chance to Complete the Census!
Wednesday, September 30, is the very last day to complete the Census and help ensure that MoVal gets its fair share of federal tax dollars for the next 10 years! So far, almost a third of all Moreno Valley households still have not completed the Census, which only takes five minutes online or by phone. Census takers are even coming to those households in person to gather information directly. Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. Please take five minutes and complete the Census online, by phone or on paper by visiting www.census.gov. For more information, visit www.moval.org/census.

Important note: All personally identifiable information must be kept confidential by the Census Bureau and may NOT be shared with any other agency, law enforcement, immigration agents or landlords. The Census does NOT include a citizenship question.
FREE Microchips for Your Pets!
For a limited time, free HomeAgain microchips are now available for Moreno Valley dogs and cats. That's a $16 savings per pet! Residents must make an appointment with the Animal Shelter. Up to four pets per household can qualify for free microchips.

This offer will last until 150 dogs and cats have been scheduled to be microchipped. To make an appointment, call 951-413-3790, Tuesday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., or on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dispose of Bulky Items the Right Way
-- for FREE!
Trying to get rid of an item that's too big for your garbage can? No problem. Waste Management offers Moreno Valley customers four FREE "bulky item pickups" per month! This brief video explains it all.
A Visit to: Hidden Springs Park
Moreno Valley's beautiful parks are a real point of pride for the community. That includes Hidden Springs Park on the far northern edge of the City at 9675 Hidden Springs Dr. This seven-acre park is an oasis of green located next to the subtle shades of brown that paint the beautiful views of the hills looming above. It's a perfect place to enjoy the quiet and collect your thoughts, or take in the happy noise of children exploring this wonderful green space. Learn all about Moreno Valley's beautiful parks online!
Order Your Military Appreciation
Banners and Pavers by October 2
To have them installed in time for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, City of Moreno Valley Military Appreciation Banners and Pavers need to be ordered no later than Oct. 2.

Banners are installed on streetlight poles near City Hall and March Air Reserve Base. The honoree must be serving in the U.S. military.  The cost of designing, producing and installing a banner is $150.

Pavers are installed around the Veterans Memorial at the civic center plaza, inscribed with the name and branch of service of veterans and active-duty personnel. The cost of producing and installing a paver is $200. 

Applications for pavers and banners are available online at www.moval.org/vetsmemorial and are due no later than Oct. 2. Questions can be directed to Parks & Community Services at 951-413-3701.