Police officers in the Napa/Calistoga/St. Helena area contacted Moraga Police Department (MPD) Officers to help the Valley Fire victims in their communities. To answer the call, an email went out to all MPD members, Town Council and staff. The response was quick and generous with (click title for full story) two SUVs filled to capacity and delivered to victim centers for distribution. The supplies delivered included food, bottled water, clothing, diapers, baby formula, toys, pet food and pet supplies. The victim centers were very appreciative and running low on everything. Thanks to all involved with helping others in need
PG&E has resumed work in Moraga this past week. Helicopters may be flying overhead throughout the month of October, as the utility continues to upgrade a major electric power line. During this time, traffic controllers will be providing direction near the work sites to ensure safety. In total, PG&E is upgrading (click title for full story) PG&E has resumed work in Moraga this past week. Helicopters may be flying overhead throughout the month of October, as the utility continues to upgrade a major electric power line. During this time, traffic controllers will be providing direction near the work sites to ensure safety. In total, PG&E is upgrading
Improvements to Saint Mary’s College Intramural Field lights were completed last week, with final steps including directional adjustments and post-installation lighting measurements by the Town’s consultant. Staff will provide a report to Town Council at the October 14 meeting on (click title for full story) progress made this summer to upgrade the lights and, going forward, to implement the new procedures directed by Town Council to minimize off-site impacts associated with operation of the fields after 9:00 pm. For more information contact Ellen Clark, Planning Director.
On Saturday, September 26, the Town celebrated the annual Pear & Wine Festival. With over 40 community booths, local artists and wine growers, live entertainment all day at the bandshell, and everyone’s favorite pear pies, this year’s festival was a crowd pleaser. The Lamorinda Arts Council presented nine local groups spanning from the Campolindo Jazz Band to the US Air Force Band of the West. Be sure to check out this event next year. (click title for full story)
The Town received a $16,800 Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to survey the pavement condition of all Town streets and provide an updated Pavement Management Report. This valuable data will be incorporated into the Town’s pavement asset management software (StreetSaver) which the Town uses as its decision-making tool to assist with (click title for full story) developing the Town’s pavement repair projects in a systematic and cost-effective way. The survey of the entire Town pavement network resulted in an average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 70 out of a possible 100; up from 49 three years ago when Measure K was passed.
On Thursday, September 24, Angela Likos was publicly sworn in and introduced as MPD’s newest Officer, bringing MPD to full staffing. The ceremony was held in the Fireside Room at the Hacienda de las Flores and was attended by MPD Officers, Town staff, public officials, members of the public, and Angela’s immediate and extended family. The event was well received and provided an opportunity for everyone to welcome Angela into the Moraga community. (click title for full story)
Approximately 50 Moraga residents attended the September 17 Hillside and Ridgeline Options workshop at Saint Mary’s College, providing input on various policy approaches to clarifying and improving the Town’s hillside regulations. Those who were unable to attend the workshop can still participate via an (click title for full story) online survey. Join an open dialogue on Open Town Hall to provide input for decision-makers on this important topic. For more information, visit the project webpage, or contact Ellen Clark, Planning Director.
Volunteers are once again needed to prune the Fire Blight-damaged branches from the old pear orchard adjacent to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Despite vigorous pruning last year, the recent weather has helped the Fire Blight and the infection is threatening to kill this historic orchard. Volunteers will be pruning each Saturday in October, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and should bring pruning tools. For more information, contact Bobbie Preston at 925-376-8474. (click title for full story)
Town Council certified the signatures verified by the County Elections Department for the referendum petition against Ordinance 252 which adopted zoning code amendments associated with the City Ventures Project on Moraga Way. After the property owners and developer (click title for full story) filed a lawsuit against the Town challenging both the procedural and substantive issues of the referendum, the Town Attorney recommended the Council take no action on whether to rescind the zoning ordinance or place the issue on the ballot until a court decides the merits of the legal challenge.
Interested in public health or science? Ready to give back to the community? Apply to become Moraga’s Trustee for the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. Funded through tax dollars, the District offers free services and is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every other month at the District office in Concord. (click title for full story) For more information visit the Town's website or contact the Town Clerk.