Volume 48 | December 11 - 15, 2017
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter finds Loving Homes for Pets during the Home for the Holidays Adoption Event
The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter encourages the community to open their hearts to help find a loving cat or dog a forever home during the Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption event. The holidays are a time of year that we celebrate family and help those in need. The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter would like to celebrate the addition of a dog or cat to your family this year, as you provide a home to a pet in need.

This adoption event began on December 12th and will conclude on Saturday, December 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption event is being held at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 14041 Elsworth Street. The Animal Shelter offers discounted adoption rates during this event.
Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption rates:
  • $50 Dogs/puppies
  • $15 Cats/kittens
The fees for pet adoption includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and a HomeAgain Microchip. Pets adopted that have not been altered will stay for surgery and be available to go home on the afternoon of the day surgery is scheduled.

For more information about the Home for the Holidays pet adoption event visit  www.moval.org/pets.
Community Invited to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library
The City of Moreno Valley is opening a new library at the Moreno Valley Mall. The establishment of the City’s new library branch is the fulfillment of a major City Council priority identified in the Moreno Valley's “Momentum MoVal” strategic plan.

“Empowering our residents through open access to knowledge is a key component in our strategic vision for the Moreno Valley community,”stated Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez.

Join the community on Thursday, December 21st to celebrate this very special Grand Opening. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be fun activities for kids and families throughout the day. The new Library is located in the Mall on the second floor, across from Sears and next to HomeTown Buffet. 
Residents of all ages are invited to participate in the Library Grand Opening a ctivities, which include:
  • Free Raffles
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artist
  • Anime Drawing Classes
  • Magician
  • Local Author Book Readings

The new Library will be open during the following hours:
  • Monday—Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday—Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Library System, visit  www.moval.org/library   or contact the Library at 951.413.3880.
Moreno Valley Welcomes New Police Chief
Moreno Valley welcomes Captain David Kurylowicz as the City’s new Police Chief. He assumes this key leadership position with more than 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

In his new role, Chief Kurylowicz will lead approximately 160 sworn staff and 45 civilian employees who provide a full range of law enforcement services including Patrol, Investigations, Special Enforcement Teams, Burglary/Robbery Suppression, Problem Oriented Policing, Traffic, Crime Prevention, Graffiti Prevention and Community Service Officers. 

“Our new Chief brings so much to this key position,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “Immediately following his graduation from Moreno Valley High School, Captain Kurylowicz embarked upon his public service career right here in our City. His appointment as Moreno Valley’s Police Chief brings his stellar career full circle, and provides our community with a superbly talented law enforcement leader who understands the needs of local residents and businesses.”

After graduating from Moreno Valley High School, the Chief began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Officer in Moreno Valley in 1992. His experience also includes service as a Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s Deputy, Hostage Negotiator, Investigator and Sergeant. As a Lieutenant, he supervised operations in the Coroner/Public Administrator Bureau and led Sheriff’s Communications functions. Prior to his promotion to serve as Chief of Police, Captain Kurylowicz managed Patrol operations for Moreno Valley’s Police Department. 
Moreno Valley Enhances Safety with Street Improvements to
Alessandro Boulevard at Chagall Court and Graham Street
The City of Moreno Valley will make major street improvements on Alessandro Boulevard at Chagall Court and Graham Street to reduce collisions and improve safety at these two locations. The City Council awarded a construction contract for the Alessandro Boulevard Improvement at Chagall Court and Graham Street Project on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

The project eliminates the existing left turn lane on Alessandro Boulevard onto Chagall Court with a raised median that can connect the existing medians on Chagall Court.  At Graham Street, the project eliminates the existing free-right-turn lane at the southwest corner from Alessandro Boulevard onto southbound lane on Graham Street.

Necessary traffic signal modifications with a special vehicular detection system are included in this project. Special access ramp upgrades to meet ADA requirements are also included to accommodate the proposed improvements at this location. These two locations were combined into one project due to their proximity and potential cost savings to the City. 

The primary goal of this project is to enhance safety for commuters and pedestrians traveling along Alessandro Boulevard. This project is eligible to receive federal funding under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP.) Construction is anticipated to start early in February 2018 and be completed in Fall of 2018.
Grow your small Business with California Competes Tax Credit and Webinar
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California.
About the Credit:
  • 25% Reserved for Small Businesses
  • Available for all industries
  • Online Application
  • No Fee to apply
Who Can Apply?
Any business can apply for Cal Competes and there are no geographic or sector-specific restrictions that impact eligibility. In addition, twenty-five percent of the total credits available each fiscal year are specifically reserved for small businesses.
Mark Your Calendars!
The next application period begins  January 2, 2018 and ends on  January 22, 2018. Go to  calcompetes.ca.gov to apply.
Prior to each application period the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) offers online webinars on the CCTC program. Each webinar is 45-minutes long, followed by a Q&A session. Each presentation includes:
  • Overview of the program
  • Program goals and evaluation criteria
  • Step-by-step instructions through the application process
Webinar Schedule:
  • December 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
  • December 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
  • January 3, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
  • January 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
  • January 16, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
All businesses are encouraged to participate! Learn more and register for the upcoming webinar  here!

Want to apply? Contact the Moreno Valley Economic Development Department to discuss next steps at  edteam@moval.org or call  951.413.3460.
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.