Volume 187 | August 31 - Sept. 4, 2020
Mayor, City Council Open MoVal's
Third Library: Iris Plaza Branch
This week, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez and City Council members cut the ribbon on the Iris Plaza Library, located at 16170 Perris Blvd. (Iris Ave. and Perris Blvd.) This state-of-the art library joins the Main Library on Alessandro Blvd. and the Moreno Valley Mall Branch as the City's third community learning center.
The new Iris Plaza Branch is filled with modern treasure for patrons of all ages to discover, including a dedicated technology area equipped with four gaming stations, virtual reality, robotics kits, six public computers, 3D printers, a printer-photocopier station that accepts both in-house and remote requests, free WiFi, and a self-checkout kiosk.
The libraries are now open with coronavirus restrictions, including a maximum of 25 percent of patron capacity:

  • Main: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m; Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m; Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Mall Branch: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Iris Plaza Branch: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Patrons also can get a free library card, search the library catalog and order library materials online at www.moval.org/mv-library.  
Get Up-to-Date Local Job Listings on
"Hire MoVal Job Board"
The City of Moreno Valley is continuing to connect residents with local businesses that are hiring. In fact, the City's Employment Resource Center has remained open all along, helping residents and businesses weather the economic storm. Now it's launched a new online resource called the Hire MoVal Job Board, featuring one-click access to local employers looking to fill positions. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page where you can subscribe to the Hire MoVal Jobseeker List!
Working to Keep Moreno Valley Graffiti-free
The City works hard to respond to graffiti quickly, and performs thousands of graffiti removals each year -- more than 11,300 in 2019 alone. When reported and removed quickly, graffiti is less likely to reoccur. In addition to an active patrol by staff, the City relies on residents to report graffiti 24 hours a day by:

  • Calling the Graffiti Hotline at 951-413-3171;
  • Using the free City of Moreno Valley app; or
  • Visiting the City website.
City Honored With Award for Consistent Support for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
In recognition of its consistent support for veterans and veteran-owned small businesses, the City of Moreno Valley has been honored by the Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center with its "Skin in the Game Award." The award was accepted by Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca, who also recorded welcoming remarks for the organization's 9th Annual Veteran and Small Business Virtual Summit, an event the City has hosted in person in the past.

"Moreno Valley is proud of the fact that we are a very veteran-friendly city," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "Veterans contribute greatly to the community, including the business community."

"In Moreno Valley, we have deep respect for our military veterans," explained Mayor Pro Tem Baca, whose father and grandfather served in World War II and World War I, respectively. "It's our privilege to be of support to them in any way we can."
Cool Center Ready to Help
When Temps Climb to 97+
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.
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, which ends September 30. 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.