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Moreno Valley City Council OKs Expanded Outdoor Dining to Allow for More Restaurant Customers

At its regular meeting on June 2, the Moreno Valley City Council approved an emergency resolution allowing restaurants to expand outdoor seating in order to serve more customers while remaining in compliance with state rules allowing for limited indoor dining with physical distancing.

The resolution allows for dining areas to be added where it can be done so safely on private property, while maintaining physical-distancing rules. Restaurants with an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license must comply with its requirements.

The City has created a streamlined one-stop permit process online. Permit fees are waived and permits will remain in effect until the Governor lifts restrictions on inside dining.

"The state's necessary restrictions on indoor dining make it difficult for most restaurants to do enough business to stay afloat, especially those without an outdoor option," explained Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "Allowing for outdoor dining where it can safely be added keeps restaurants in compliance with state rules while helping them recover and, hopefully, thrive again."

Upload Documents Through SimpliCITY

The City continues to work at the speed of business. To help facilitate document review and approvals for development projects, the City is now able to accept additional items electronically. Please see the attached for additional information. You may call (951) 413-3310 if you have any questions.

The City of Moreno Valley Kicks Off MoVal 2040

The City of Moreno Valley is kicking off its Comprehensive General Plan Update — MoVal 2040 with its first “Pop-Up Event” on December 7th at the Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony — Grinchmas Edition.

Visit the MoVal 2040 booth at the Snow Day & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony — Grinchmas Edition on December 7th from 9 am – 5:45 p.m. at Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street for information on the upcoming Comprehensive General Plan Update.

The 2040 General Plan update is only the second comprehensive update since the City was incorporated in 1984. Using public outreach, visioning, and identification of community issues and goals, this project will revise all current General Plan elements to create a long-term blueprint for the community’s future growth. The 2040 General Plan update will be completed in May 2021. 

October is National Community Planning Month

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October is National Community Planning Month, a time to appreciate the vitally important role played by Moreno Valley’s professional planning staff.

While places like the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef happened naturally, over millions of years, places created by human hands require planning.  And Great Places Require Great Planning” 

Every important City project involves Planning, from envisioning future development to working in the present with small stores, massive commercial and industrial developments, housing, open spaces, and more. They each require the guiding hand of a planner to help them transform from general concept to specific, detailed reality.


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Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) collection is moving to WRCOG May 1, 2019

The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) has begun a new program to collect Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fees (TUMF) on behalf of each of the member agencies. The City of Moreno Valley has opted to participate in this new program. This new program will maintain the same City practice of requiring the TUMF payment prior to the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and will establish checks and balances to ensure the correct fees are paid.

Collection of the TUMF by WRCOG will begin on May 1, 2019. Payments may be made electronically by calling WRCOG at 951. 405.6700 for routing instructions or in person at the WRCOG offices, located at 3390 University Avenue, Suite 450, Riverside, CA 92501. WRCOG will require TUMF Calculation Worksheet(s) with the payment. The TUMF Calculation Worksheet(s) will be provided by the Planning Division at the time of building permit issuance.

Prior to release of Certificate of Occupancy, proof of TUMF payment must be provided to the City of Moreno Valley, Planning Division.

Note: The City will continue to collect TUMF for projects issued building permits prior to May 1, 2019.

Green Up Your Front Yard Landscape

Now that the drought is officially over, residents can focus on maintaining a healthy and water friendly front yard landscape. The City offers resources and programs that will help to Green UP your yard, while conserving water.
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New Online Service Portal!

Starting in May, 2017 the City of Moreno Valley will offer our residents, businesses, and visitors access to an online services portal called SimpliCITY. SimpliCITY is a web-based system that displays real-time information, such as inspection status and other related project information. The online system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access the SimpliCITY portal...