Volume 35 | August 28 - September 1, 2017
Moreno Valley Firefighter Sent to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Rescue Efforts
Moreno Valley Fire Captain Shane Frederick, who is assigned to Fire Station 2 (Sunnymead), has been deployed to Texas to assist with rescue and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.
Frederick is part of California Task Force 6 Urban Search and Rescue, one of 28 National Task Forces and one of eight in California that respond as either FEMA or as a California EMA resource during emergencies requiring highly skilled search and rescue personnel.

Captain Frederick is a Swift Water Rescue Specialist and will be one of 19 CA-Task Force 6 rescuers actively engaged in performing lifesaving missions.
Please keep Capt. Frederick in your thoughts as he is deployed to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey which has destroyed more than 40,000 homes in Houston and the surrounding areas. More than 13,000 people have already been rescued with many more awaiting rescue.

We look forward to Capt. Frederick's safe return to our community.
School Resource Officers Help Provide Safe Learning Environment
The Moreno Valley Police Department is excited to introduce our new 2017-2018 School Resource Officer (SRO) Team. MVPD currently assigns deputies to 25 elementary schools, five middle schools, seven high schools, and seven Val Verde Unified schools located in the city of Moreno Valley.
The SRO program partners with Val Verde and Moreno Valley Unified to provide a safe learning environment for students and valuable resources to school staff members while developing a positive relationship with our students and assisting in resolving issues that affect our young people. This partnership allows students to reach their full potential.

Our school resource officers look forward to working with the Moreno Valley Unified and Val Verde Unified School Districts in making this a great and safe year!
City Seeking Public Input on Fair Housing
The City of Moreno Valley is seeking public input to be used for an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) . Residents are urged to participate in a series of meetings about fair housing, as their input is a critical component of the AFH.
The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) is a legal requirement that the City must complete in order to continue receiving federal housing and community development funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Specifically, the AFH is an analysis undertaken pursuant that includes an analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals specific to Moreno Valley. Examples of fair housing issues include regional demographics, segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, access to opportunity, disproportionate housing need, publicly supported housing, access to persons with disabilities, and fair housing enforcement and outreach capacity.
A public hearing took place at the City Council Meeting of August 15 at 5:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the Public Hearing was to present the draft AFH to City Council, including the goals to address any impediments to fair housing that were uncovered, and open the public display period. A draft copy of the AFH is available for public inspection now and ending September 14. Copies of the document are available on the City’s websites, at City Hall - Finance Department, and at the Moreno Valley Public Library.
A community meeting was held on Wednesday. A second community meeting will be held on September 12, 2017 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Council Chamber, 14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley.
The City will accept written comments on the AFH until September 14, 2017. Written comments or questions may be submitted to the City Manager’s Office at 14177 Frederick Street, City of Moreno Valley, CA, 92552 or emailed to ( np@moval.org ).
At a second City Council meeting on September 19, 2017 at 5:30pm , the City Council will consider adoption of the AFH. It is the intent of City to submit the AFH Plan to HUD on or before October 4, 2017.
Participants requiring sensory-impaired or disabled accommodations or translation services should contact the City of Moreno Valley, (Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator) at least three days prior to the meeting they choose to attend by calling (951.413.3120).
Residents can also provide fair housing input by taking an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83NKTCR .
Police Officer Teaches Children How to Call 911
On August 23, Moreno Valley Police Officer Brooks visited the Ramirez Family Childcare to meet the children and teach them the proper use of 911.

The children were so excited and thankful to have Deputy Brooks as their special guest.

A big thank you to Ramirez Family Daycare for making the Moreno Valley Police Department a part of your community!
Traffic Signals Streamlined Near Valley View High School
The City of Moreno Valley has improved the traffic signal coordination on Nason Street near Valley View High School in order to streamline school traffic.

The new signal timing will reduce travel times and improve service for commuters passing through as well as for parents picking up or dropping off students.

The Nason Street corridor is one of the many corridors managed by the City’s Transportation Management Centers.

As traffic demand increases, additional signals will be added, and the traffic coordination will extend south to Cactus Avenue.
Workshop: Financial Projections - How to Make Them
Financial Projections - How to Make Them
All businesses are required to supply prospective financial data. But few really know how to do it correctly.
In order to be successful, business owners need to know the basics of financial projections.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center
14075 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Cost: $15
Join us at the Moreno Valley Conference Center located at 14075 Frederick Street in Alessandro Room A.
This workshop is offered through Inland Empire SCORE and sponsored by the City of Moreno Valley.
Register online HERE .
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a cat and a dog available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.
This week's Pets of the Week are Peppy and Silkie.

Peppy (#A477321) is a sweet two-year-old Shorthair Chihuahua that is in need of some love and friends.

Silkie (#A477306) is a wonderful four-month-old domestic shorthair cat that loves to both relax and play.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Peppy, Silkie 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.