Town Of Moraga

Moraga Community Foundation Board Opening
The Moraga Community Foundation (MCF) is seeking applicants for a Board position opening in June. MCF has been working with the community since 2015 to build a vibrant future for Moraga including projects such as raising funds for the Town’s security camera initiative and the re-opening of the Rheem Theatre. For (click title for full story)
Sinkhole at 398 Rheem Boulevard
On Saturday, April 6, the depression on private property off of Center Street near Rheem Boulevard became a sinkhole. Although the sinkhole is not in the public right-of-way, the Town is concerned about potential impacts to the Town’s storm drain system. The Town obtained permission from the property owner to conduct a video inspection of the culvert. Results from the inspection indicate that (click title for full story)
John Muir Land Trust and Painted Rock Property
Town Council considered the John Muir Land Trust’s (JMLT’s) proposed purchase of the Painted Rock property. The Council expressed their appreciation to JMLT for their efforts to purchase Painted Rock and agreed that preserving it as open space would be exceptional for the Town and is consistent with the Town’s values as reflected in the General Plan. However, on a split (click title for full story)
Small Cell Wireless Facilities Ordinances
The Town Council adopted an urgency ordinance amending various sections of Moraga Municipal Code Chapter 8.144 to add general development standards, procedures and aesthetic criteria for small cell wireless facilities. This action was mandated by the recently-enacted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, referred to as (click title for full story)
Lamorinda Trails Challenge
Hit the Trails! The Lamorinda Trails Challenge invites everyone to explore local trails and do something good for your body and mind. The Trails Challenge is free, designed for all fitness levels and ages, and is a self-guided program to complete (click title for full story)
Update on Storm Drains Operations and Maintenance Program
The Fiscal Year 2018/19 budget included $170,000 to fund the start-up of a storm drain Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program. Staff provided an update on the implementation of the O&M Program and requested direction to proceed with the selection of an asset management software (click title for full story)
Joint Moraga-Lafayette 2019 Pavement Surface Seal Project
The Town and Lafayette are planning to prepare two separate surface seal projects this year with construction cost estimates of $1,400,000 and $500,000, respectively. Rather than individually going out to bid, the projects are being combined to achieve cost savings. (click title for full story)
Update on Los Encinos Subdivision
On April 8, 2019, the Planning Commission considered an application seeking amendments to the vesting tentative map and hillside development permit conditions of approval, revisions to grading design, design review for ten homes and consideration of design guideline exceptions for the ten-lot (click title for full story)
Citizen of the Year Event - Saturday, April 27
Join the community to honor Fred Weil on his selection as the 2019 Moraga Citizen of the Year for his outstanding and long-serving community service. Fred will be honored at the Citizen of the Year celebration dinner on Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Saint Mary’s College, Soda Center. (click title for full story)
Lamorinda Business Job Fair - Monday, April 29
The Moraga Country Club has generously opened its doors to host a no-charge Job Fair on Monday, April 29, from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Tables, chairs and light refreshments will be provided. Retailers, restaurants and office-based businesses (both full- and part-time) are encouraged to participate. To reserve a table, contact Kathe Nelson at the Moraga Chamber of Commerce at 925-323-6524 by Friday, April 26.
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Summer Recreation Jobs
The Town of Moraga is currently recruiting for Summer Recreation leaders to work at Moraga Day Camp. Moraga Day Camp activities are planned around a different theme each week, including a field trip! Recreation Leaders (I) and Recreation Leaders (II) are both needed. The minimum age for employment is 16 years. (click title for full story)
Auto Burglaries
Recently, the Town has experienced an increase in auto burglaries. In all of the recent cases, the vehicle was left unlocked with valuables inside. Please help Moraga Police (MPD) prevent these crimes by locking vehicles, removing valuables or storing them in the trunk BEFORE parking (so someone does not watch you hide them) and reporting suspicious persons by calling Dispatch at 925-284-5010. Contact MPD with any questions or concerns at 925-888-7055. (click title for full story)
Planning Commission Appointments
At the Planning Commission meeting on April 8, the Commissioners selected David Stromberg to serve as Chair and Brenda Luster to serve as Vice Chair for the next year. The Planning Commission also appointed Chairperson David Stromberg and Commissioner Suzanne D’Arcy to represent the Planning Commission on the Moraga Center Specific Plan Citizens Advisory Committee. (click title for full story)