Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez
14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message
I also want to mention California’s Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC), which is designed to put money in the pockets of working families and individuals. Claiming this credit is easy. Eligible taxpayers just need to file a state tax return.
The Cal EITC credit is available to California households with adjusted gross incomes of up to $6,717 if there are no qualifying children, up to $10,087 if there is one qualifying child, or up to $14,161 if there are two or more qualifying children.
The State of California’s Franchise Tax Board has all the information you need at www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/900.shtml
Mayor's Minute- March
Mayor’s Weekly Message – March 20
Our City sponsored this month’s Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce Wake Up event. I was honored to update the Chamber’s members on the City’s recent achievements and a glimpse of what we hope to achieve in the near future.
We are a financially strong City that is creating jobs and attracting national and international companies. We are putting our residents to work, investing in our young people, and elevating the quality of life for everyone.
I shared with the Chamber about Hire A MoVal Grad, the latest phase in our award-winning Hire MoVal program to get Moreno Valley residents to work.
With a median age of just 31.9 years old, we are an extremely young City. Young people are our future.
But we can’t expect them to stay in Moreno Valley, to buy houses, raise families, and grow old in Moreno Valley if there aren’t jobs for them to put food on the table.
Hire A MoVal Grad rewards businesses that hire recent Moreno Valley graduates while putting our talented young people to work.
Businesses will receive a $1,000 stipend for each new employee who is a Moreno Valley resident and recently graduated from college or a certificate program. Businesses can receive up to five stipends a year up to $5,000 per year.
Stipends are awarded on a first-come, first serve basis. For more information about Hire A MoVal Grad program, visit www.moval.org/hiremoval
Meet Mayor Gutierrez
A resident of Moreno Valley for more than 20 years, Mayor Gutierrez serves as the City’s first directly elected mayor. He began service as a City Council member in 2013, was appointed Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor, and was elected mayor of Moreno Valley in 2016. Mayor Gutierrez is proud of the City’s success in bringing more than 9,000 new jobs to our community over the past three years. He has championed the award-winning Hire MoVal program – an initiative that promotes hiring local Moreno Valley residents while offering economic incentives to businesses through utility rate discounts and business license waivers.
He is an advocate for Moreno Valley’s Citywide Camera program and cutting edge community policing programs which allow the City to stretch resources while reducing crime and making neighborhoods safer.
Mayor Gutierrez also works diligently to improve community engagement to help ensure that City government effectively represents its residents and businesses. He created the Summer at City Hall program to give local high school students an inside view at how city government works and spearheaded the establishment of the Emerging Leaders Council, a panel of college students between the ages of 18 and 25 who advise Moreno Valley officials on youth issues.
Mayor Gutierrez has served on the boards of the March Joint Powers Authority (MJPA), the Western Riverside Council (WRCOG), the City’s Finance and Economic Development subcommittees, and as an alternate on the Riverside County Transportation Commission.
In addition to his role on the Moreno Valley City Council, Mayor Gutierrez has spent the last decade working with local youth as a special education teacher with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He is also a reading instructor with Moreno Valley College.
The first member of his family to go to college, he earned an associate’s degree from Moreno Valley College, a bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University, a master’s degree in Education and a doctoral degree in Special Education from Northcentral University. Mayor Gutierrez is also an alumnus of USC’s Executive Education in Public Policy program and the USC Executive Education Marshall School of Business program in Strategic Analysis in Achieving Competitive Advantage.
He is a member of the United States Conference of Mayors Latino Alliance Committee along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Mayor Gutierrez also serves as a local board member for the US Selective Service. Members are nominated by the governor and appointed by the director of the Selective Service System on behalf of the President of the United States. Mayor Gutierrez has been serving in that capacity since 2016.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the first directly-elected mayor of Moreno Valley, the city where I grew up and the city where I continue to live and work,” said Mayor Gutierrez. “I look forward to bringing more job opportunities and preserving an exceptional quality of life for our community. Together, we are putting Moreno Valley on the map and continuing to make it work for our residents.”
Committee and Board Participation
City Council Advisory Commissions/ Boards
- Emerging Leaders Council
- Library Commission
City Council Subcommittees
- Economic Development Subcommittee
- Finance Subcommittee
- Public Safety Subcommittee
- March Joint Powers Commission (JPC)
- Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)
- Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
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