Volume 66 | April 30 - May 4, 2018
City Survey Wants to Know What Services Are Important to You
A recently conducted survey indicated that Moreno Valley residents strongly prioritize public safety and quality of life services. As we continue to prepare for the future, we are committed to protecting and maintaining the vital city services to make Moreno Valley a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Over the last 10 years, the State has taken over $50 million in locally controlled funds from the City. More than 2/3rds of Moreno Valley residents believe that the City needs additional funding to protect and maintain key city services.

Maintaining rapid 9-1-1 emergency response times is among our top priorities. Fast response times to 9-1-1 calls are critical for saving lives. Moreno Valley is working hard to maintain the rapid response times of our City’s paramedics, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who are the first to respond and save lives.

We are also working to preserve vital youth services. Studies show that between 3 and 6 p.m. – the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work – children without an after-school activity are three times more likely to get into trouble. Supervised after-school park, recreation, and library programs are essential to keep children safe, off the streets, and out of trouble.

The community survey also showed that Moreno Valley residents support key city services, such as:

  • Maintaining 9-1-1 emergency medical response times
  • Maintaining robbery and burglary suppression programs
  • Maintaining safe and clean public areas
  • Repairing potholes, local streets, and roads
  • Enhancing recreation and youth programs and facilities

Make Your Voice Heard

The City is engaging the community further about how we can address our public safety and quality of life service needs. Please let us know what City services are important to you by filling out a Community Feedback Form TODAY.

If you'd rather submit a printed form, here's a downloadable Community Feedback Form .


For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions .
Artists and Artisans Invited to Inaugural MoVal Artfest on June 2
Artisans and artists are invited to show off their talents at the City of Moreno Valley’s inaugural MoVal Artfest on Saturday, June 2.

This new event will include art displays, music, crafts and a Chalk Art Competition. The MoVal Artfest is brought to you by the City of Moreno Valley along with the Moreno Valley Arts Commission and the Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation.

The MoVal Artfest will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stoneridge Towne Center.

Artists and artisans are asked to submit an application to the Parks and Community Services Department. Applications may be found online at www.moval.org/artfest or in person at the Conference and Recreation Center located at 14075 Frederick Street in Moreno Valley.

Applications will be accepted through May 30 or until there are no more spaces available.

Artist/Artisans Exhibitors: Booth spaces are available at no cost. Limit two applications per artist.

Chalk Art Competitors: Please contact the Vanguard Art Gallery at 562.556.5178.

For more information, please contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3280 or recreation@moval.org.
Think Together 6 th Annual Cheer Competition
The Think Together afterschool program will hold its 6 th Annual Cheer Competition for elementary school students on May 10.

The City’s Think Together afterschool program provides meaningful health and wellness activities to promote healthy habits for our students. The program offers structured activities, including cheerleading, to provide students at least 20 to 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day.

Each year, Think Together hosts youth cheer competitions at each of the elementary schools across the Moreno Valley and Val Verde Unified school districts. After several weeks of cheer clinics and classes, students from the two districts will come together on May 10 to showcase their acquired skills in a competition event!

Think Together 6 th Annual Cheer Competition
May 10, 2018
Competition Starts at 4:30 p.m.
Towngate Park
13051 Elsworth Street
Moreno Valley
May is Small Business Month at the Employment Resource Center
Looking to launch a new business?

Need to update your social media presence?

The Employment Resource Center can help!

This month the Employment Resource Center will host four small business workshops from SCORE, Inland Empire Woman’s Business Center, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Each workshop is designed to help new and potential business owners learn the necessary steps on how to start or expand their first business.
Employee vs Independent Contractor (SBDC)
May 16, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Getting Started with Social Media (SCORE)
May 22, 2018 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Prepare to Launch (IEWBC)
May 29, 2018 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SBA Programs and Services (SBA)
May 30, 2018 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

 Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to learn more about starting or expanding your business.
Street Improvements Designed with Drivers in Mind
In addition to routinely patching potholes, the Public Works Maintenance & Operations Division staff occasionally undertakes minor pavement overlay projects for small sections of severely distressed pavement. 

The team recently completed an in-house pavement overlay project on Redlands Blvd, south of the 60 Freeway overpass. Staff worked diligently to complete the 110-foot long section of road overlay in just one day to minimize the impact on residents and local businesses.

This street improvement project highlight’s the flexible use of in-house staff talent to deliver low-cost and highly responsive street maintenance improvements which will benefit the more than 10,000 drivers who travel daily on this busy arterial street.

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 Rosie.

Rosie (#A484455) is an incredibly adorable six-month-old Harrier mix. She is a friendly and fun-loving dog in search of someone like you.

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