Volume 185 | August 17 - 21, 2020
Mayor's State of the City Address:
"MoVal Keeps Moving Forward"
In his State of the City 2020 address on August 20, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez noted the unprecedented challenges Moreno Valley has faced this year, including the tragic loss so far of more than 60 residents to coronavirus. But in keeping with his theme of "Moving Forward," the Mayor also recounted a lengthy list of accomplishments, some despite coronavirus and some in response to it.

Streamed live on the City's Facebook and YouTube accounts and cable channel MV3, the State of the City address will remain there for residents to view at their convenience.
Cool Center for Heat-Sensitive Residents
When temperatures climb to 97 degrees and above, heat-sensitive residents may seek refuge at the City of Moreno Valley's designated cool center, the Cottonwood Golf Center at 13671 Frederick St. Physical-distancing and face coverings are required.
The cool center is available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to dusk.
Help Avoid Power Outages During Heat Waves
We can all help avoid power shortages during heat waves. Here are the easiest ways to conserve electricity.

  • Cool your home naturally overnight, then close windows early to keep cool air in.
  • Draw curtains or blinds to keep sunlight out.
  • Set the AC to come on only at 78 and above.
  • Avoid doing dishes or laundry between 3-10 p.m.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes or laundry.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when not needed.
Wear a Mask to Slow the Spread
Free masks will be available at the following times and locations:

Mondays - Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Employment Resource Center, 12625 Frederick St., Suite K-3

Monday, August 24, 8 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Food 4 Less, 24440 Alessandro Blvd.

Tuesday, August 25, 8 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Stater Bros., 11875 Pigeon Pass Rd.

Wednesday, August 26, 8 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Walmart Super Center, 12721 Moreno Beach Dr.

Thursday, August 27, 8 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Stater Bros., 25900 Iris Ave.

Drive-thru Distribution Events
Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Thursday, Sept. 3, 9 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Conference & Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick St.

City Road Repairs Smoothing the Ride
Please "pardon our dust" as the City begins its pavement rehabilitation program this month. Moderately distressed roadways included in the work schedule will receive a new application of slurry seal, while severely distressed roadways will see pavement removal and replacement work over the next few months.

Projects will improve 18 street segments across the City, including Alessandro Blvd., Bay Ave., Cactus Ave., Clark St., Cottonwood Ave., Day St., Dracaea Ave., Frederick St., Heacock St., Hidden Springs Dr., Indian St., Kitching St. and Perris Blvd.
Dispose of Bulky Items the Right Way
-- for FREE!
Trying to get rid of an item that's too big for your garbage can? No problem. Waste Management offers Moreno Valley customers four FREE "bulky item pickups" per month! This brief video explains it all.
Census 2020 Begins In-Person Follow-ups for Those Who Haven't Been Counted
Census takers will be knocking on your door soon if you haven't completed the 2020 Census yet. Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. You can still complete the Census online, by phone or on paper by visiting www.census.gov. For more information, visit www.moval.org/census.

Important note: All personally identifiable information must be kept confidential by the Census Bureau and may NOT be shared with any other agency, law enforcement, immigration agents or landlords. The Census does NOT include a citizenship question.