Volume 30 | July 24-28, 2017
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, police officers and firefighters from Moreno Valley and more than 16,000 other communities in all 50 states will take to the streets to get to know the people they serve as part of the 33rd National Night Out.

Over the last three decades, National Night Out has been helping build and strengthen relationships between our police and fire departments and the communities they protect by bringing people together in a fun, casual environment. It also provides a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Stronger relationships result in safer, more caring neighborhoods and cities.

Moreno Valley’s police and firefighters are taking National Night Out on the road with visits to three locations across the City on August 1. Event locations are open to the public.

Moreno Valley National Night Out Schedule:  

-          Il Sorrento Mobile Home Park, 23820 Ironwood Avenue – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

-          Neighborhood site, 11500 block of Blue Jay Court  – 6:45 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m.

-          Neighborhood site, 23300 block of Gerbera Street – 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact Moreno Valley Police Officer Diana Moreno at (951) 486-6700 or visit the National Night Out website at https://natw.org/. 

Operation Chill Helping Officers Reward Good Behavior

Operation Chill is in full swing here in Moreno Valley.

7-Eleven stores are teaming up with local law enforcement to provide a tasty reward for staying "cool."

Instead of a ticket, children doing deeds or behaving well receive a coupon for a free 12-oz Slurpee at any participating 7-Eleven.

This community outreach program is designed to reduce crime and enhance relations between police and youth

Over the last 21 years, Operation Chill has grown to include more than 900 local law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada. More than 15 million coupons have been distributed for officers to hand out in cities and towns where 7‑Eleven does business. 

Officers have been busy handing out "tickets" all summer.

Maybe your child will be next!

Business Owners Can Apply for More than $75 Million in Tax Credits

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). 

A total of $75 million in tax credits is available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in California.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 21, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PST. The online application website will automatically close once the deadline has passed.  The online application is available at www.calcompetes.ca.gov.

An application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and program regulations are available at www.business.ca.gov/CalCompetes.aspx.  Members of the CCTC team are also available to provide technical application assistance. For applicants who are reapplying, the FAQs include instructions on how to copy information from a previously submitted application.

Businesses interested in learning more about the CCTC can also participate in free application webinars.

For a webinar schedule and registration information, please visit www.calcompetes.ca.gov.

For more information about the Cal Competes Tax Credit or to learn how to grow your business in Moreno Valley, please contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org or call 951.413.3460.

Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation Holds Camp Craft Day

The Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation held a craft day this week for nearly 170 children at Valley Kids Camp and Valley Teen camp.

Artist Marianne Commisso was assisted by Marissa Moreno and Ivonne Salgado in instructing campers at Kids Camp on three craft projects -- rock painting, perler beads, and pen flowers.  They also helped Teen Camp campers with two craft projects -- rock painting and beaded gecko key chains.

The Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation receives an annual sponsorship from the City to provide art services to various Parks & Community Services Department programs and the Moreno Valley community.

Register Now for the September 6 Telephone Town Hall

Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will host a Telephone Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 to listen to your concerns and answer your questions about City issues.

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 Mayor Gutierrez. “All of our lives are so busy it’s difficult to try to squeeze in one more appointment. The Telephone Town Halls will make it as easy as possible for residents to hear about what is going on in our City, ask questions, and air their concerns. We want to hear 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.

The City will call registered participants at precisely 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 to connect you 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 now for the September 6 Telephone Town Hall. Registration will close at noon on September 6 and the call will begin at 6 p.m.

Southbound Nason Street to be Closed Temporarily

Southbound Nason Street between Fir and Eucalyptus avenues will be closed for several hours a day beginning Monday, July 31, as part of an ongoing construction project to build 87 single-family homes.

To facilitate the project’s necessary sewer improvements, southbound Nason will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Monday, August 7, barring any unforeseen construction issues.

Drivers will be directed to a detour route along Fir Avenue east of Nason Street and Eucalyptus Avenue. The construction has been scheduled to coincide with the school district’s summer break to limit the closure's impact on neighboring school traffic.

Please contact the Land Development Division at 951.413.3120 with any questions regarding this temporary road closure.  We appreciate your patience.

Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights two pets available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pets of the Week are Cinnamon and Sugar.

Cinnamon (#A476096) is an adorable four-month-old domestic shorthair cat with a playful personality.

His sister, Sugar (#A476097), is a sweet four-month-old domestic shorthair cat that will give you a sugar rush of fun.

Watch the Pets of the Week video.

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

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting.

Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.