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Moreno Valley will spend $5.5 million to improve its public safety and quality of life.

The city council approved the expenditures at its Feb. 1 council meeting, according to a statement on the city’s website.

The spending is part of a first-quarter budget update. It will help pay for a new fire squad, three more Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies, a police behavioral assessment team, and an additional park ranger.

Moreno Valley will also be investing in community enhancement, public works, and park maintenance teams.

“Among our most important priorities are public safety and maintaining Moreno Valley’s coveted quality of life,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez in the statement. “With these newly realized funds, we’re making sure Moreno Valley remains a safe and beautiful place to live and thrive.”

Funding comes from extra revenue generated by Moreno Valley industrial businesses during the first quarter, according to the statement.

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