Volume 124 | June 17- 21, 2019
Mayor Gutierrez to Host Telephone Town Hall
You can engage with the Mayor without ever leaving the comfort of your home!

That's right! Instead of asking residents to attend a meeting after a long day of work and family commitments, Moreno Valley's Telephone Town Hall brings the meeting directly to your phone.

Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about the City.

Moreno Valley's Telephone Town Hall is an ongoing feature being offered by the City to effectively engage residents in a convenient manner. 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.
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 on June 25 at noon.
Join Your Community at the Engage MoVal Workshop
Join your community for a workshop to share your ideas on how the City can better communicate and engage with residents. Your input will help the City ensure that all residents have an equal opportunity to participate in the decision making process!

The City will use the input provided to develop the Engage MoVal outreach toolbox of strategies and best practices for engaging residents in effective ways.

Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Engage MoVal Workshops
Saturday, June 22, 2019
City Council Chamber 14177 Frederick St.
Workshop #3: 10 am - 12 pm
Workshop #4: 2 - 4 pm

If you cannot attend one of the workshops, please take the brief Engage MoVal online survey .
Nighttime Lane Closures Start for Route 60 Truck Lanes Project 
Drive carefully, allow extra travel time for intermittent closures on Route 60 in “Badlands”
Heads up!

Work started June 10 to widen 4.5 miles of State Route 60 from Gilman Springs Road to 1.4 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail within the “Badlands” area of unincorporated Riverside County. RCTC is adding truck lanes in both directions and other features to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion.

Crews are placing fencing and project information signs, including 55 mile-per-hour reduced speed limit signs within the construction zone. Motorists should drive carefully, watch for workers and equipment, allow extra travel time, and note that traffic fines are doubled within the project limits.

Nighttime lane closures are under way to allow crews to remove the center barrier, place construction k-rail, and re-stripe lanes. Closures are occurring generally between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday-Thursday nights, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. eastbound on Friday nights, and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. westbound on Friday nights.

From late July to December 2019, one westbound lane on Route 60 will be closed within the project limits. The lane closure is needed to provide space for construction equipment and to ensure the safety of crews and travelers through the area. RCTC will operate Freeway Service Patrols to aid stranded drivers during the six-month lane closure. Motorists are encouraged to use Interstate 10 as an alternate route.

RCTC hosted open houses on June 5 and June 12 to provide opportunities for community members to talk one-on-one with project team members. To see the open house exhibits, please visit the Project Schedule section of the webpage .

To stay informed of the latest lane closures, please register for Construction Updates by visiting rctc.org/60trucklanes or emailing 60trucklanes@rctc.org , and follow @60TruckLanes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
This Week at the Employment Resource Center (ERC)
In addition to valuable business and career preparedness workshops every month, the ERC hosts several local businesses for hiring events.

Coming up this week at the ERC:

  • June 24 - Speedway Hiring Event

  • June 25 - Moreno Valley College presents Maximizing your VA Education Benefits California Baptist University presents Strengths Finder Workshop

  • June 26 - Farmer Boys Hiring Event and Small Business Wednesday featuring "Marketing your Small Business" event

  • June 27 - MoVal Vets - How to Start a Small Business for Vets

  • June 28 - O’Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center

To stay up-to-date with all ERC events and opportunities, please join our Hire MoVal Jobseekers List .

The Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center is located at 12625 Frederick St, Suite K-3, in the TownGate Center.
Prepare Your Business to Survive Disaster with BERT
Will your business survive when disaster strikes?

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has partnered with Economic Development to bring a comprehensive series of emergency preparedness to local businesses and employees.  Business Emergency Resiliency Training (BERT) is a six-course series which concentrates on essential readiness tools that will benefit our business community. 

Each session can be taken as a stand-alone readiness course, but together form comprehensive training when completed in a series. Each course teaches a skill that adds another tool for building disaster resiliency. 

On Wednesday, June 19, OEM focused on fire safety and taught participants the importance of proper fire protection equipment and provided hands-on fire extinguisher training.

The next unit in the BERT series will be “Emergency Operations and Business Continuity Plans.” THis course emphasizes identifying hazards and resources for continuing business operations following a disaster. The next training event will be held on Wednesday August 14 at the Employment Resource Center.

For more information and to sign up for the next workshop visit the City's Economic Development website.
Businesses Learn How to Build a Digital Marketing Presence
Marketing is essential for small businesses!

Come to the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center for a FREE Marketing workshop to learn how to craft a Digital Marketing Presence. The workshop is presented by the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.

Participants will learn:
  • Best digital platforms for business
  • How to create a brand across multiple platforms
  • How to unify branding
  • How often to post content online

How to Build A Digital Marketing Presence Worksop
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick St, Suite K-3

The workshop is FREE , but pre-registration is highly recommended.
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pet is Chewie.

Chewie (#A496913) is an amazing one year-old Brussels Griffon. Chewie is a dog you can’t help but fall in love with.

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

For more information about Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, please call 951.413.3790 or visit  moval.org/pets .