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City Hall Closed
January 1
New Years Day

January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pet Adoptions
January 15, 22 & 29

Hike to the Top
January 23
Hike to Terri Peak

Financial Aid Workshop
January 27
5:00 - 6:00pm

Senior Center
Sunshine Social
One Venue,
Endless Possibilities
Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center
2016 Winter/Spring
Recreation Guide


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2016 Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Sworn-In


The 2016 Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem were sworn-in on December 17th. Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez and Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Giba will assume their new roles at the first regular City Council meeting on January 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Congratulations to them both!
Get Active in MoVal


The City's Parks & Community Services Department provides numerous fitness and sports opportunities for both kids and adults. It's never too late to try something new. Check out our program guide.
Hikes to the Top


The City's Recreational Trails Board sponsors 6 hikes per year to encourage residents to be outside and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors right here in Moreno Valley. Hikes range from moderate to difficult.
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Share Your Great Ideas,
Join a Board or Commission!

Citizen participation on boards, commissions, and councils are what helps drive the community in the right direction. There are several citizen boards, commissions, and councils that regularly meet to guide policy.Think about filling a vacancy and share your ideas! 

The following bodies have openings for your consideration:
  • Library Commission 
  • Utility Commission 
  • Recreational Trails Board 
  • Emerging Leaders Council
Learn about Community Resources
There are several organizations in Moreno Valley that work specifically to provide help to people in need. Likewise, there are several organizations in the community that provide a place for people with similar interests to connect. Please visit the website to learn more. If there is a non-profit organization providing a way for people to be involved or to get help that are not on the list, please let us know by emailing mvtv3@moval.org. 
El Niņo: Get Ready!

The El Niņo season will likely bring record inches of rain to the community. Without making a significant effort to be prepared, our City and its residents could face lasting impacts. The Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services has a plan and all residents can be part of it. Visit our webpage to learn more. 
Free pre-filled sandbags are available at most Fire Stations in Moreno Valley. Contact oem@moval.org for more information. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @MoValCityHall for updates.
Get Connected in 2016

Have you downloaded the City's Mobile App? The City of Moreno Valley's app is ready and waiting to help! It's available at iTunes and Google Play.
Economic Development:
2015 Year-In-Review
  • City Council presented proclamations to Amazon and Trammell Crow Company to recognize their receipt of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association's inaugural E-commerce Project of the Year award, for their development of a 1.2 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art distribution and fulfillment center in Moreno Valley. 
  • In April, City Council approved the Hire MoVal incentive program to encourage and incentivize Moreno Valley businesses to work with the City's Economic Development Department to hire Moreno Valley residents.  
  • Under the Hire MoVal program, City of Moreno Valley collaborated with Riverside County Workforce Development and conducted several job recruitment fairs for Amazon, facilitating their hiring of 2,000 full-time employees for three regional fulfillment centers in the Inland Empire. 
  • Amazon celebrated the Grand Opening of Amazon's fulfillment center in Moreno Valley.
  • The City worked with Serta Simmons Mattress to relocate them within the City for their expansion into a 532,926 sq. ft. building on Cactus Avenue, in order to retain jobs and City revenues.
  • Fisker Automotive (Karma), maker of luxury hybrid electric vehicles, signed a long term lease for a 555,670 sq. ft. bldg. on Perris Blvd.  Karma is anticipated to commence production of the luxury vehicle from Moreno Valley in the Summer of 2016.  Under the Hire MoVal program, the City held several job fairs for Karma Automotive in 2015.
  • Deckers Outdoor, maker of UGG Boots and other high end active footwear, opened a new 800,000 sq. ft. E-commerce fulfillment and distribution center in Moreno Valley.  The City Council approved an incentive agreement to also bring Deckers Outdoor's internet sales to the City. 
  • Aldi Foods, an international grocery chain operating over 1,500 stores in 32 states, opened an 825,000 sq. ft. Western Regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley.  Under Hire MoVal, the City also supported their job recruitment, which attracted more than 27,000 applicants.
  • City Council unanimously approved three World Logistics Center initiatives, which will allow the 40.6 million square foot project to move forward. The World Logistics Center will be the largest single industrial business park development project in California's history, encompassing more than 40.6 million sq. ft. on more than 2,600 acres.  The project is anticipated to generate 13,000 construction jobs, 20,000 permanent jobs, and contribute approximately $2.5 billion to the City and the local economy.
  • Moreno Valley's Employment Resource Center, operated by the City in collaboration with Riverside County Workforce Development, served more than 4,925 individuals and provided them with more than 49,650 services, 64 job training workshops (in FY 2014-15), and 23 recruitment fairs in 2015.
  • The City launched the Destination MoVal Retail iMap, a new Geographic Information System-based business attraction tool, to aggressively market local retail opportunities and attract new shops, restaurants and services for local residents.
  • Nineteen Business Spotlights were developed to promote and recognize Moreno Valley's small businesses and non-profit organizations for their substantial contributions to the economy.
  • Job Creation:  More than 4,200 new jobs were created between fiscal years 13/14 and 14/15 with major employment by Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Harbor Freight Tools, Deckers Outdoor, Ross Dress For Less, and Riverside County University Health Systems Medical Center.  
Moreno Valley Fire Department Safety Tips


One of the best ways to protect yourself and your family is to have a working smoke alarm that can sound fast for both a fire that has flames, and a smoky fire that has fumes without flames. It is called a "Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm." Read more about these and other helpful tips.


Looking for something to do? The Moreno Valley Community Calendar is the place to look when it comes to meetings and events in Moreno Valley.


The Calendar is available to all organizations in Moreno Valley hosting a meeting or event that is open to the public to help get the word out. The online form is easy to use. For questions, send email to mvtv3@moval.org.
City Manager's Report

Check out the City Manager's Report! This comprehensive report provides a general overview of what is happening at City Hall. Click here to go to the latest report.
Connect With Us and Share Ideas

The City of Moreno Valley provides several ways to help you stay informed and engaged. Check us out: