Volume 100 | December 31, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Happy 100th Anniversary of Moreno Valley at Work
The City of Moreno Valley has been working hard for you. This week we’re celebrating the anniversary of the 100 th issue of Moreno Valley at Work.

The tagline - A Weekly Summary of Good News from the City Where Dreams Soar - says it all.

Every Friday for the last 100 weeks, we have been delivering a snapshot of the wonderful accomplishments, exciting projects, and everyday ways the City is helping Moreno Valley residents and business owners thrive.

From community cleanups and a new library, to expanding our cultural and athletic venues, making the City’s roads smoother, and adding more police officers and firefighters to our streets, we have a lot to celebrate.

We've applauded the renovation of the Senior Center. We've high-fived our Police Explorers for helping children of all abilities practice their baseball skills. And we've honored our Animal Shelter staff for the creative ways they are helping to find more dogs and cats forever homes than ever before.

We couldn’t possibly fit all of the good news happening in our City into a few brief stories every week. But we do want to send you into your weekend with a handful of feel-good stories of how we’re working hard to lift up our community.

We’re always looking for positive stories to add to the next issue of Moreno Valley at Work. Please email us and let us know about positive ways the City of Moreno Valley is working for you.

Happy 100 th anniversary, Moreno Valley at Work!

Here are a few highlights from the past 100 issues:

Vol. 1 , which debuted on January 6, 2017, followed the journey, Jax, a 3-year-old Chinook mix, took from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter to find his forever home.

Vol. 18 (May 5, 2017) touted the City’s sixth straight balanced budget, which added additional police and fire services and provided funding for a new satellite library to be located at the Moreno Valley Mall.

Vol. 20 (May 19, 2017) announced the City’s Development Services were going online. Residents, business owners and developers to track the status of their building safety permits, code compliance cases, planning projects, and much more as the City of Moreno Valley launched online access to development services.

SimpliCITY, an easy to use web-based system, puts this information only a mouse click away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the City of Moreno Valley’s website .

In Vol. 33 (August 18, 2017) we celebrated the 2017 State of the City.

In his first State of the City address as Moreno Valley’s directly elected mayor, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez highlighted how the City’s efforts to attract and retaining businesses is paying off, resulting in the creation of 14,000 jobs over the last four years. City revenues are growing, key services are being enhanced, and the City’s budget is balanced for the sixth straight year. The City was also ranked the third most fiscally strong City in the nation by the Fiscal Times.

In Vol. 34 (August 25, 2017) Hidden Springs residents thanked Moreno Valley firefighters who helped save their homes and properties from the Blaine Fire, which started in Riverside County on Sunday, August 13, and quickly spread toward the City of Moreno Valley, threatening hundreds of homes.
Firefighters from Moreno Valley Fire Department and CALFIRE/Riverside County were able to fully contain the fire after four days. Not a single house was lost in the firefight, despite flames coming dangerously close to homes. 

Vol. 49 (December 22, 2017) celebrated the grand opening of the City's newest Library Branch at the Moreno Valley Mall. The opening of the new Library fulfills a major City Council priority identified in its “ Momentum MoVal ” strategic plan.

In Vol. 71 , (June 8, 2018) we reported that hundreds of Moreno Valley residents of all ages celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the Community Park Soccer Complex in June 2018, following a $2.6 million investment by the City Council to renovate the complex with state-of-the-art soccer facilities.

Vol. 88 (October 5, 2018) applauded the groundbreaking ceremony on October 3, 2018 to mark the beginning of construction on Moreno Valley’s first outdoor amphitheater and the continued expansion of arts and culture across the City.
The 600-seat Civic Center Amphitheater and Park is a welcome addition to the City’s growing number of state-of-the-art cultural and athletic facilities, fulfilling a commitment by the Moreno Valley City Council through its strategic plan “Momentum MoVal” to expand cultural and recreational opportunities.

Vol. 91 (October 26, 2018) highlighted a comprehensive street repair project to overhaul 105 residential streets and six major thoroughfares across the City. The project also added nearly eight miles of bike lanes to provide residents with an even safer way to bike.

These repairs are partially funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, bridges and freeways in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety.

Vol. 99 (December 28, 2018) announced the launch of Small Business Wednesdays, a City initiative to provide specialized workshops and technical assistance to small businesses every Wednesday through 2019.

The free and low cost-workshops and one-on-one expert consulting will help everyone from the start-up entrepreneur to the seasoned business owner.

We're looking forward to providing you with more wonderful news about how the City of Moreno Valley is working hard for you!