Volume 62 | April 2 - April 6, 2018
Celebrating New Restaurants in 2018
Moreno Valley’s strong job growth and proactive economic development approach is translating into new restaurants opening their doors in the City. 

The City of Moreno Valley celebrates the opening of several new restaurants in the 1st quarter of 2018, including:

  • Café Rio: southeast corner Day & Campus
  • Habit Burger Grill: southeast corner Day & Campus
  • Waba Grill: northwest corner of Moreno Beach & Cactus
  • Baskin Robbins: northeast corner Perris & Hemlock
  • Choco Noodle Cookie Company: Moreno Valley Mall
  • Cosmic Handcrafted Ice Cream: northwest corner of Moreno Beach & Cactus
Additional restaurants scheduled to open soon include:

  • Black Bear Diner: southwest corner of Sunnymead & Perris
  • KG Grill: Moreno Valley Mall
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: northeast corner Day & Eucalyptus
  • Fatburger: northeast corner Day & Eucalyptus
  • ZPizza & Tap Room: northeast corner Day & Eucalyptus
  • Gazpachos La Michoacana Ice Cream Stop: southwest corner of Frederick & SR-60

The City’s Economic Development Department continues to assist and promote new businesses. For the latest news, check out the Economic Development Summary, posted monthly at www.morenovalleybusiness.com/news .

Remember to Shop MoVal!

To learn more about establishing a new business in Moreno Valley, please visit www.morenovalleybusiness.com or contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org or at 951.413.3460.  
Pilot Project Targets Mailbox Theft
As part of the City’s continuing efforts to combat mailbox theft, the City is collaborating with Moreno Valley’s newly appointed postmaster and the U.S. Postal Inspector on a pilot project to see if there is a better alternative to the standard, powder coated aluminum cluster mailboxes.

Mailbox theft continues to be a national issue. The City of Moreno Valley has taken a proactive approach in trying to address a crime that has impacted millions of people across the United States.

As part of its pilot project, the City has purchased two eight-unit cluster mailboxes made out of steel to be installed in two locations in Moreno Valley and assessed for durability and resistance to vandalism.

Depending on the outcome, the United States Postal Service (USPS) may require future developments to install similar, higher security constructed cluster mailboxes, and may allow residents to install these higher security mailboxes instead of the standard aluminum cluster mailboxes.

The City will continue to be proactive in its partnership with the USPS to address the issue of mailbox theft.
Hire a MoVal Grad Program Rewards Businesses with Cash Incentives
Two Moreno Valley businesses have been awarded cash incentives for hiring recent Moreno Valley graduates under the City’s Hire a MoVal Grad program.

Riverside University Health, a 439-bed medical center and teaching hospital, received $5,000 for hiring five recent graduates, and Community Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to serving those who are low-income, under and/or uninsured, received $3,000 for hiring three recent graduates.

The Hire a MoVal Grad Program provides cash incentives to businesses that hire and retain Moreno Valley residents that have earned a degree or certificate, completed a training program or course of study from an accredited institution. Employers can earn up to $1,000 per qualified new hire up to a maximum of $5,000 per employer, per program year that the program is sponsored.

Incentives are awarded on a first-come basis of all qualified applications.

For additional information and application instructions, please contact the City of Moreno Valley Financial and Management Services Department at 951-413-3475.
Residents Invited to Learn About Traffic Safety Study
The City of Moreno Valley wants to hear from you.

Residents are cordially invited to a community meeting to discuss a City study to improve traffic safety on portions of Ironwood Avenue and Kitching Street.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6 pm to 8 pm
Palm Middle School
11900 Slawson Avenue. Moreno Valley, CA 92557

The study will cover:

Ironwood Avenue from Lasselle Street to Nason Street

Kitching Street from Sunnymead Boulevard to Alessandro Boulevard.

You are encouraged to attend and share your ideas for improving traffic safety in your community.
Police Zone Meeting Engages Residents
The Moreno Valley Police Department recently held a Zone Meeting to answer residents' questions and listen to concerns.

Nearly 100 residents attended the meeting for Zones 1 and 2, which covers northern and western portions of the City. Residents had the opportunity to ask Police Chief David Kurylowicz and members of his staff questions about how they police the City and share their thoughts.

The Department holds regular Zone Meetings to engage the City's residents and bolster community relations.
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.