News in Brief

News in Brief

County Reveals Concept of December 2, 2015 Memorial

During a private memorial service with families and survivors marking the fifth anniversary of the December 2, 2015 terrorists attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, the county’s Board of Supervisors revealed concept renderings of a permanent memorial to the 14 people who were killed, those who survived, and the first responders who put themselves in harm’s way on that day. World renowned landscape architect and artist Walter Hood, selected by the December 2 Memorial Committee to design and construct the memorial, will work closely with the families and survivors to finalize the details of the project. The construction and completion of the memorial will be developed and announced as Hood’s work with families and survivors comes more into focus. Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Josie Gonzales chairs the Memorial Committee made up of family members of the deceased, survivors of the attack, first responders, and key members of county staff.

Concept renderings of the Memorial (Source: sbcounty.gov)

Moreno Valley Rental Rescue Program

Renters or residents experiencing homelessness in Moreno Valley who meet the eligibility requirements may receive one-time rental assistance under the newly created Moreno Valley Rental Rescue Program. Those who qualify may have access to as much as $5,000 to help with past-due rent or utilities, or costs of acquiring permanent housing, such as application fees, security, or utility deposits, moving costs, etc. The program is a partnership between the City of Moreno Valley and Inland SoCal United Way, making meaningful use of $1.68 million in federal CARES Act funding and recently approved by Gutierrez and the City Council. For more information and to find out if you qualify for this rental assistance, visit www.uwiv.org,  www.moval.org/rentalrescue or call 211. The program will run through March 30, 2021, or longer should additional funding become available.

(Source: City of Moreno Valley)

Hemet Encouraging Local Residents to Get Involved

The City of Hemet is working to fill 19 citizen advisory vacancies in the coming year on its (3) Planning Commission-term ends June 2023; (2) Public Library Board of Trustees-term expires June 2024; (1) Mobile Home Tenant Representative Commissioner-term expires 2023; (1) Mobile Home Park Owner Representative Commissioner-term expires March 2023; (3) At-large City Resident Representatives Commissioners for the Mobile Home Rent Review Commission-term expires March 2023; (7) Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee Members – term Expiring Feb. 2023; and (2) Infrastructure Commissioners – term expires in Oct. 2023. All politics are local and here is an opportunity to get involved in decisions impacting your city. Applications should be submitted to the Moreno Valley City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020. Recruitment will remain open until filled. An application for appointment can be requested from the City Clerk’s Office, 445 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92543, 951-765-2307 or hemetca.gov/CitizenAdvisoryBodies.

Hemet City Hall (Source: Wiki)

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