Volume 235 | August 2 - August 6, 2021
State of the City is just around the corner!
The 2021 State of the City Address is just days away!

Join Moreno Valley Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez for the annual State of the City address on August 19 at 11:30 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. In his address, Mayor Gutierrez will recap the year, highlight our accomplishments, and chart the course for the City's future.

The theme for this year's address is "Stronger than Ever." After a challenging year, MoVal is emerging from the global pandemic with stronger community ties and a stronger local economy.

We can't wait to see you there. Tickets start $40 and won't last long, so be sure to grab yours today at mvsotc.com.
Moreno Beach Drive is Getting a New Bridge
The next major road repair project in Moreno Valley replaces the Moreno Beach Drive Bridge. Construction of the new bridge begins this summer and should be completed by early 2023. 
The project will be funded by State/Federal grants, multiple utility agencies and Development Impact Fees. It replaces the older two-lane bridge with a seven-lane bridge, and the north side of the interchange will be reconfigured to allow easier access to and from the freeway. Improvements also include replacing damaged pavement, providing enhanced safety improvements, relieving traffic congestion around the freeway interchange, and installing underground storm drain facilities to mitigate flooding.
These improvements are exciting, but there may be short periods of time when lanes or ramps are closed. The State Route 60/Moreno Beach Drive on/off ramps will be closed for several days to expedite construction and provide a safe work environment. The City will provide advanced notice for all closures.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Moreno Beach Project Outreach Team at 1.888.306.9012 or email info@morenobeachproject.com.
Coronavirus Update & Vaccination Info
Despite making considerable progress in vaccinations in Moreno Valley and across California, we are still not out of the pandemic.

The California Department of Public Health recommends everyone wear their mask in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. This is in order to stop the spread of the Delta Variant, which has become the dominant COVID-19 strain affecting people across the state.

Click here for information on where you can get vaccinated in Riverside County.
A Visit to Quincy Channel Trail
Quincy Channel Trail is a nice, relaxing trail that runs for just under a quarter of a mile along the Quincy Channel between Cottonwood Ave and Bay Ave. It is an easy-access trail that has amenities for pedestrians and equestrians alike, along with gorgeous views of the city we call home. Learn more online about Moreno Valley's amazing trail system today!
Pet of the Week: Lil' Rodney
Our Pet of the Week is a one-year-old red & white Basenji Italian Greyhound named Lil’ Rodney. All this fun-loving pup needs to be happy is a chew toy and someone to play with. Lil’ Rodney is a ball full of energy and is bursting with excitement find to his forever home.

If you would like to make Lil’ Rodney or any pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter part of your family, please contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit www.moval.org/pets.