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Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor

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Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez

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Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez

Phone: 951.413.3008


14177 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Mayor Gutierrez' Weekly Message

Mayor's Minute

October 27, 2020

There’s much more on the ballot this year in addition to the presidential race. There are a list of statewide propositions to be decided, and races for Congress, the state Assembly and state Senate, plus regional and local contests and more. Each of these measures and elected offices can have a direct effect on real people’s lives. While the unceasing ads and mailers try to convince us that the sky will fall if we vote one way or another on a given candidate or proposition, the truth is the sky never falls. Still, these elections matter, and it’s our responsibility as voters to give each one our full and serious attention.

I urge you to read your voter pamphlets and get to know the candidates and propositions a little better. Read the summaries and the statements for and against the statewide propositions and read the candidate statements. Give the VOTEprocess the time it needs and deserves. Voting is easy. Voting based on research and understanding takes more effort.

With our ballot, each of us is called on to make decisions that help chart the path forward for our government at all levels. It is both a right and a responsibility that each of us should take seriously. If you need help voting, Riverside County has established Voter Assistance Centers in Moreno Valley. Visit the Riverside County Registrar for information on voting, including vote by mail, early voting, and election-day poll voting.


Hay mucho más en la boleta electoral este año además de la carrera presidencial. Hay una lista de propuestas a nivel estatal que deben decidirse, y las carreras para el Congreso, la Asamblea del Estado y el Senado del Estado, más las contiendas regionales, locales y más. Cada una de estas medidas y los cargos electos pueden tener un efecto directo en la vida real de las personas. Mientras los incesantes anuncios públicos y correos intenten convencernos de que el cielo se caerá si votamos de una u otra manera sobre un candidato o propuesta, la verdad es que el cielo nunca cae. Sin embargo, estas elecciones importan, y nuestra responsabilidad como votantes es prestar a cada una nuestra plena y seria atención.

Les pido que lean sus folletos electorales y a conocer un poco mejor a los candidatos y las propuestas. Lean los resúmenes y las declaraciones a favor y en contra de las propuestas estatales y lean las declaraciones de los candidatos. Dé al proceso el tiempo necesario y el que se merece. Votar es fácil. El voto basado en investigación y comprensión requiere más esfuerzo.

Con nuestra boleta electoral, cada uno de nosotros estamos llamados a tomar decisiones que ayuden a trazar el camino hacia adelante para nuestro gobierno en todos los niveles. Es un derecho y una responsabilidad que cada uno de nosotros debe tomar en serio. Si necesita ayuda para votar, el condado de Riverside ha establecido Centros de Asistencia al Votante en el Moreno Valley. Visite el Registrador del Condado de Riverside para obtener información sobre la votación, incluyendo votación por correo, votación anticipada y votación del día de las elecciones.


Coronavirus Efforts

As fast as the coronavirus crisis is evolving, I have been heartened to see our community adapting just as quickly.  Our City Council and I, working with what has to be the most talented and dedicated municipal staff, have had to anticipate coronavirus-related challenges and respond just as rapidly.
Here is a summary of actions we’ve taken to help Moreno Valley get through this unprecedented situation:

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 14,000 new jobs to our community over the past four years.

Under his leadership, Moreno Valley was ranked the third most fiscally strong City in the nation - a testament to sound financial management practices - and the City’s second library branch opened.

He 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. The program’s expansion - Hire a Grad - benefits businesses that hire local college and career technical school graduates.

He advocates 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 currently serves on the Parks, Community Services and Trails Committee, the Economic Development Subcommittee, the Finance Subcommittee, and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). As an alternate, he serves on the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), the Riverside Transit Agency,  the Public Safety Subcommittee,

In addition to his role as Mayor of this dynamic City, Mayor Gutierrez has spent more than a decade working with children as a special education teacher with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He also serves on the board for the Renu Hope Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to lifting up working families by providing education and other support services to guide them on their paths to success.

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.

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 from American InterContinental University 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.

The former local business owner is proud to live, work and play right in his hometown. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs- Kayla and Lassie. 

“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 Subcommittees


  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Finance Subcommittee
  • Parks & Community Services Council


  • Public Safety Subcommittee


  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)


  • Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

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