Volume 64 | April 16- April 20, 2018
Thousands Attend Public Safety Expo
Thousands of Moreno Valley residents attended the 5th Annual Moreno Valley Public Safety Expo on April 14 at the Moreno Valley Civic Center.

Moreno Valley’s firefighters and police officers were on full display, showcasing what they do best - keeping Moreno Valley safe. From K-9 demonstrations to firefighters using the jaws of life to show how they extract car accident victims, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

An interactive trailer taught children how to safely escape a house fire and there was plenty of police and firefighting gear to try on and opportunities to learn more about a career in law enforcement and even the military.

Thank you to all of the agencies who participated including the Moreno Valley Police and Fire Departments, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, CalFire, March Air Reserve Base, and our military recruiters.

We look forward to seeing you next year!
Firefighters Practice Urban Search and Rescue Techniques
Moreno Valley Firefighters participated in a week-long search and rescue drill, which included using heavy equipment, hydraulics and using cutting tools.

Firefighters were also trained in using search cameras and crawling into confined spaces to search for victims.

The Moreno Valley Fire Department maintains its own Urban Search and Rescue Unit. This training helps firefighters refine their skills and better prepare them to respond in the event of an emergency.
Knowing Our Business – Making Good Impressions
The City of Moreno Valley prides itself on our high Customer Care Standards. Two of the City core standards are “Knowing First Impressions Matter” and “Knowing our Business.” Our professionalism is judged based on appearance, attitude, manners, knowledge and abilities. To provide accurate information to our customers, our staff must know their jobs and have a thorough understanding of agency processes. It is critical that they conduct research and keep up-to-date with industry best practices. We are proud of the respect our staff has garnered and that our staff are being sought out to represent their industry expertise at the regional level. Where possible our staff members participate in and team with other industry professionals, keeping the City of Moreno at the cutting edge as a model to follow. Some excellent examples where our Community Development Department staff has showcased these key customer care standards include:
Building & Safety Division Supervisor James Verdugo was recognized for completing the prestigious California Building Officials (CALBO) Leadership Academy. CALBO is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting public health and safety in building construction through responsible legislation, education, and building code development.

The core curriculum of the Academy includes concentrated instruction on Building Department administration, budgeting and finance, advocacy, communication and critical thinking. With these enhanced skills James is better equipped to “Know our Business, one of the City of Moreno Valley's Customer Care Standards.”
Free Hazardous Household Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Event
Looking for a safe and free way to dispose of hazardous household waste?

Moreno Valley is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection Event on Saturday, April 21.

Business or non‐profit waste will not be accepted. Residents are allowed to make multiple drop offs at the collection event, but are limited to 125 pounds or 15 gallons of material per trip. Individual containers should not exceed five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.

Free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Event
Saturday, April 21 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
City Yard, 15670 Perris Blvd

These items will be accepted:

  • Household products (used chemicals, paint, pesticides, lightbulbs, etc.)
  • Used motor oil, antifreeze, and fuel
  • Household and automotive batteries
  • Sharps (needles/syringes or lancets)
  • Electronic waste (televisions, computers, VCRs, telephones, etc.)

These items will NOT be accepted:

  • Explosives
  • Radioactive waste
  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds
  • Infectious or medical waste (other than sharps)
  • Bulky Items (sofas, mattresses, appliances, used tires, etc.)

For more information about the Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection Event, visit www.moval.org or contact the Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.
Moreno Valley Police Officer Teaches Students About Law Enforcement
Moreno Valley Police Officer Bellavia along with hundreds of high school students participated in the 20th annual Riverside County Youth Summit Partnership on Friday, April 13.

The Youth Summit gave participants the opportunity to come together and discuss some of the many issues and problems facing our young people. They also participated in team building exercises and activities to build positive healthy relationships.

The Youth Summit gave the participants the opportunity to meet new people and to learn from the professionals, including Deputy Bellavia who answered questions about choosing a career in law enforcement.
Bicycle Safety Improved Throughout the City
The City has completed a multi-faceted program intended to improve bicycle safety and mobility, and reduce single occupant vehicle trips.

The program included the installation of Class II bike lanes on Ironwood Avenue between Pigeon Pass Road and Perris Boulevard, installation of 25 bicycle racks at businesses, bus stops, and public buildings along Alessandro Boulevard, upgrading the Juan Bautista De Anza Trail crossing at Elsworth Street, and establishing an employee bike share at City Hall.

Grants received from the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) provided funding for the program.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pet is Honeydew.

Honeydew (#A483640) is a friendly 11 month old short haired chihuahua. She's sometimes shy, but always sweet. A dog who deserves a loving home and a friend like you.

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