Volume 6| February 6-10, 2017
Eagle Scouts Honored by City Council

Adam Greer and Samuel Amaya were honored by the Moreno Valley City Council on February 7 for serving as an example to other young people by achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Greer and Amaya are both members of Moreno Valley's Boy Scout Troop 210.

In order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, Amaya and Greer completed projects to improve their neighborhoods and  community.

Greer’s Eagle project included painting a multicolored map of the United States, complete with state capitals, at Ramona Elementary School. He also provided teaching aids to mark locations, compass points and distances to further enrich the students' experience.

For his Eagle project, Amaya painted a mural of the world at Ramona Elementary School to encourage students to want to see the world. He also provided teachers with resource books that featured geography lessons.

Greer, second from left, and Amaya, center, are pictured with Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez, Councilman Jeff Giba, Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca, and Councilman David Marquez.

Congratulations to these young men on their impressive accomplishments and contributions to their community!

Resident Thanks Moreno Valley Police Officers

A resident made a Moreno Valley police officer’s day earlier this week when he thanked the officer for serving the community and shared kind words of support for our local police.

He handed the officer a thank you note expressing his appreciation.

This act of kindness and words of encouragement were shared with the entire Moreno Valley Police Department.

These few words of support touched a lot of officers who serve Moreno Valley residents each and every day.

This is another reminder of why it is great to be part of this community.

Moreno Valley's Reserve Policy Designed for Financial Stability

The City of Moreno Valley is continuing to prepare for the future, adopting a comprehensive financial reserve policy to direct the City’s $37 million into reserves for specific purposes. This policy will help maintain the City's financial stability, protect against the next recession and unpredictable shortfalls in tax revenue, and ensure the City, its residents and its businesses are better prepared for a catastrophic natural disaster.

With 22% of its general fund in emergency reserves, the City currently meets the new reserve policy’s minimum standards and exceeds the emergency reserve levels of other cities in California.

Moreno Valley was recently ranked the third most financially stable City in the nation among cities with a population larger than 200,000. The City’s modest debt loads and healthy general reserve funds were credited with helping the city rise to the top of the rankings.

Moreno Valley’s new financial reserves policy formalizes the City’s long-standing practice of maintaining reserves, and splits the reserve funds into three categories: Cash Flow, Rainy Day, and an Emergency fund.

New Moreno Valley City Clerk Named

The Moreno Valley City Council hired Patricia Jacquez-Nares to be the City’s permanent city clerk, ending a nearly year-long search.

Jacquez-Nares comes to the City of Moreno Valley from Grand Terrace where she served as city clerk and elections official since 2014.

She previously served as the city clerk and elections official in La Puente and worked for the cities of Westminster and Santa Ana.

Jacquez-Nares joins the Moreno Valley team February 27.

February is Safely Surrender Awareness Month. 

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law (also known as the Safe Haven Law or Newborn Abandonment Law) allows a parent or legal guardian to confidentially surrender a newborn less than 72 hours old to any private or public hospital emergency room, designated fire station or other safe surrender site.

No questions asked.

All Moreno Valley Fire Stations are safe surrender sites.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For additional information contact your local fire station or Fire Administration Office at 951-486-6780 or via email at mvfd@moval.org

Intersections Receive Makeovers
Two Moreno Valley intersections recently received a makeover to give them a more modern and sleek look.

Custom-built “monuments” with appealing textures and updated City seals were added to the intersections of Alessandro Boulevard at Historic Route 395 and Alessandro Boulevard at Frederick Street.

The monument on Historic Route 395 welcomes drivers to Moreno Valley; the monument on the southwest corner of Alessandro and Frederick marks the City’s Civic Center. 
Business Spotlight Now Accepting Applications

Video is the hottest way to promote your business online and on social media.

But it can be expensive to do it right.

Let the City of Moreno Valley help.

With the Business Spotlight program, MoVal businesses can get noticed with a FREE 30-second commercial that is produced by the award-winning City of Moreno Valley media team.

Any business or nonprofit organization with a valid City of Moreno Valley business license which occupies a commercial business location or mobile business with a permitted vehicle is eligible.

Four businesses in each City Council District will be featured each year.

Businesses that are chosen for a Business Spotlight will receive a special presentation from the City Council. The video will run on MVTV-3, Moreno Valley’s government access channel, for the entire month and it will be featured on the City’s website and social media accounts.

Apply online today