Volume 102 | January 14 - January 18, 2019
New Sheriff Chad Bianco Meets with Mayor, City Council Members
Moreno Valley was the very first stop on newly sworn-in Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco's series of visits to City leaders who receive police services from the Sheriff's Department.

Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez, pictured left, Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca, second from right, and Council Member Carla Thornton, right, participated in this inaugural discussion on Tuesday..

The City of Moreno Valley has contracted with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for police services since the City was incorporated in 1984.

Mayor Gutierrez discussed the City’s longstanding relationship with the Sheriff’s Department and the excellent service the men and women assigned to the Moreno Valley Police Department provide to our residents.

Sheriff Bianco assured Mayor Gutierrez and Council Members of his commitment to continuing to provide the highest level of professional service and to furthering the positive working relationship between the City and the Sheriff’s Department.
Residents Invited to Participate in Telephone Town Hall on February 6
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about City issues.

Moreno Valley's Telephone Town Hall is an ongoing feature being offered by the City to effectively engage residents in a manner convenient for them.

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 Gutierrez. “Our Telephone Town Hall makes it as easy as possible for residents to hear about the great things happening in our City, ask questions, and discuss their concerns. I look forward to hearing 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.

Residents can register for the call by visiting the Telephone Town Hall Registration Page or by emailing telephonetownhall@moval.org and providing their name and phone number. Registration will close at noon on February 6.

The City will call registered participants at precisely 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 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 for the February 6 Telephone Town Hall by visiting the Telephone Town Hall Registration Page .

Officers Roll Up Their Sleeves for Battle of Badges Blood Drive
Our Moreno Valley Police Officers are lifesavers every day.

But this week they helped save even more lives by rolling up their sleeves and giving blood during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.

Blood shortages are at dangerously low levels across the country, and donors are needed.

Dozens of officers and other City employees gave blood to help ease the shortage.

Their donations will save up to 75 lives.

Blood is still needed. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to donate blood and help save even more lives!
Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony Honors Residents Who Give Back
Volunteers were the guests of honor at the City’s first Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony to pay tribute to our residents who go above and beyond to give back.

More than 150 volunteers were recognized by Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez for their dedication and willingness to pitch in to help the community they love.

Volunteers assist the City in a variety of ways, from serving on a City Commission or Board, providing valuable support to our Emergency Management programs, coaching youth sports, or lending a hand at our libraries.

The City of Moreno Valley encourages residents to get involved.

The City’s volunteer website, www.MyMoVal.org, is a convenient way to find volunteer opportunities across the City. From animal services and assisting seniors to homelessness, www.MyMoVal.org has the perfect opportunity for you to give back.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who continue to make Moreno Valley a wonderful place to live.
Moreno Valley Utility Makes Energy Conservation Convenient
Moreno Valley Utility customers can review their electricity usage, pay their bills and quickly apply for rebates on Energy Star appliances with the MyMVU mobile app and online customer portal.

The free mobile app provides secure access to accounts, payment options and electricity usage tracking. The same services are also available through an online customer portal designed for desktop computers.

MyMVU also provides easy access to energy efficiency programs and information – allowing customers to easily apply for rebates for Energy Star appliances and submit the necessary receipts right from their phones.

Customers can also access efficiency tips to learn how to save energy - and money on their next bill.

The mobile app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Download your free app today from the Apple and Google Play stores. Customers can easily set up the online portal by visiting www.mvumobile.com/portal/ from any desktop computer.

For more information, or to register for the Moreno Valley Utility app, visit www.moval.org/mvutility or contact customer service at 844-341-6469.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

Pepper (#A492079) is a lovely eighteen-month-old Parson Russell Terrier. She is the dog you have been looking for to spice up your life.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Pepper or other pets in search of lifelong companions.