City of Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley has joined the list of Inland Empire cities being sued for its regulations on legal marijuana.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

MoVal Councilmember Didn't Disclose Prior Felony

Jun 20, 2016

Moreno Valley City Councilwoman LaDonna Jempson was arrested for embezzlement 34 years ago.  Jempson is facing critiscism and calls to resign for not disclosing the prior felony when she ran for her council seat in 2014.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

The city of Moreno Valley -- already Riverside County's second-largest city -- has put on hold plans to expand the city by annexing adjacent unincorporated land.  As KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, MoVal city leaders still face questions that need to be answered and opposition to annexation to consider... not to mention the cost of studying the impact of expanding the city's boundaries.

Yesterday [Wednesday], the 30-day window to file legal challenges against approval of the World Logistics Center in Moreno Valley closed.  The environmental impact report for the contentious mega-warehouse complex has brought together a host of opposition.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the field of litigants.

Wednesday is the deadline for legal challenges to the massive World Logistics Center's environmental report.  Already, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside County Transportation Commission, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District have filed lawsuits against the City of Moreno Valley.  Generally speaking, the suits say the city let the developer off the hook from having to help pay to accommodate increased traffic on area freeways.  More lawsuits are looming, but a legal loophole may save the logistics project from court.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem explains.

At 40.6 million square feet, there's no doubt the soon-to-be-developed World Logistics Center in Moreno Valley will affect area traffic.  What is expected to be the largest warehouse and shipping complex in the nation will be constructed in the eastern portion of Moreno Valley adjacent to the 60 Freeway.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem spoke with transportation officials about what can -- and cannot -- be done to prepare local freeways for an influx of big rigs and other vehicles.

The contentious World Logistics Center development was approved by the Moreno Valley City Council on August 19, in a divisive 3-2 vote.  Two of the councilmembers who gave the 40.6-million-square-foot facility the green light received campaign support from the project's developer, Iddo Benzeevi.  This week, KVCR's Matt Guilhem speaks with the two Moreno Valley councilmembers who continue to have concerns about the massive development project.

Last week, the Moreno Valley City Council approved construction of the contentious, 40.6-million-square-foot World Logistics Center.  Having passed after three years of questions, studies, and a campaign to win public support paid for by the developer, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that numerous questions and concerns remain.

Last night, the Moreno Valley City Council took a step that will permanently alter the city.  After three years of meetings, studies, and forums, Moreno Valley Councilmembers voted 3-2 to approve the World Logistics Center.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

Moreno Valley continues the process of soul-searching before making a final decision on the proposed World Logistics Center.  Public hearings have been taking place this week, with residents and developers voicing hopes and concerns for the huge logistics project that would transform the city's east side.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

Civic Strife Escalates In Moreno Valley

Jun 11, 2015

Yesterday (Wednesday), the Press-Enterprise published a cluster of articles investigated by a team or reporters illustrating how the City of Moreno Valley is more than in transition.  Between the controversies surrounding the massive proposed warehouse complex on the city's east side, and a city government that resembles a game of musical chairs, a sense of bedlam prevails amid Moreno Valley's civic culture.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem digested the P-E's coverage, and has this status update on the civic tumult plaguing Riverside County's second-largest city.

KVCR's Ken Vincent has part 2 in our conversation with Ron Loveridge, former Mayor of Riverside, now Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.  Dr. Loveridge shares his observations about  Riverside's still-immature and growing neighbor, Moreno Valley, now the second-largest city in Riverside County.