The Town of Moraga is hosting a ballot box for the March 17, 2015, Special Primary Election (State Senate, 7th District). This is a drop-off location only, not a polling place. The ballot box is located at (click title for full story) the Town offices, 329 Rheem Boulevard, upstairs in the Town Clerk’s office, during normal business hours through March 17, 2015. Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots to be heard!
The Hacienda is Moraga’s beautiful community center and local venue for any type of special events; weddings, birthdays, reunions, showers, anniversaries, retirements, corporate events and more. Tranquil and secluded, with landscaped grounds and lawns bordering a central patio and fountain, this historic estate is perfect for any celebration. (click title for full story) The Hacienda de las Flores and Pavilion are located at 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Visit www.moragahacienda.com for additional information.
Join the Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, March 7, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Hacienda de las Flores for a sneak preview of the best summer camps in Moraga! Participate in sports demonstrations and activities, and receive an early registration discount on the day of the expo. For more information call (925) 888-7036. (click title for full story)
The Town Council recently honored three (click title for full story) Campolindo High School athletic teams. Girls Varsity 2014 Water Polo team finished first in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL), won the NorCal Championship title, and won the NCS Division II Championship. Girls Varsity 2014 Cross Country team won the DFAL Championship and Division III NCS Championship, and were runners-up in the Division III California Interscholastic Federation State Championship. Boys Varsity 2014 Cross Country team won the DFAL Championship and Division III NCS Championship, and finished 9th in the Division III California Interscholastic Federation State Championship. Congratulations student athletes and coaches!
Town Council honored the Moraga Park Foundation, Mark and Dustie Robeson and Joan Bruzzone for completing the new landscaping at the (click title for full story) Moraga Library. The Robesons and Joan Bruzzone donated funding and the Moraga Park Foundation managed the project to a successful completion. Many thanks to all involved for their generosity and spirit of volunteerism.
Town Council approved funding for the final design and construction phases of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pathway to the Grass Ski Hill at the Commons Park. The new path is scheduled for completion before the first summer concert and will provide ADA hill access for improved viewing of events at the Commons Park Bandshell. (click title for full story)
Town Council authorized the Town Manager to purchase a new electronic community information sign that will replace the existing Moraga Road marquee across from the Commons Park. A late spring/early summer installation date is anticipated. (click title for full story)
Moraga residents Jon and Kathy Weiner, along with Town Manager Jill Keimach and her husband Ron, enjoyed a recent trip to Cuba to share music and experience the Cuban people, history, and culture…including their locally produced rum and cigars. The Weiners and Ron Keimach are part of the (click title for full story) California Repercussions, a 50-piece northern California rock-n-roll, pop and jazz band that visited Cuba on a cultural exchange tour.
Moraga Police Department is the first Lamorinda Police Department to equip their officers with body-worn cameras. Each officer has been issued a camera to record their law enforcement contacts, with recordings stored on a secure server to preserve their integrity. Moraga Police officers serve all citizens and (click title for full story) strive for transparency and accountability. Body-worn cameras are an effective tool to help achieve this goal.
Town Council held a study session on annexation of a 24-acre property (part of the Carr Ranch) on south Camino Pablo, with a proposed development including 13 single-family lots and open space. Council directed staff to begin processing the annexation, including a (click title for full story) future resolution to initiate annexation proceedings with Contra Costa LAFCO, the agency overseeing annexations. Future public study sessions and meetings will be held as the annexation and application review process proceeds.
Town Council directed staff to proceed with a professional community survey for the Livable Moraga Road project. Council requested focus groups and a town-wide mail survey to help choose a preferred option for (click title for full story) vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle facilities on the Moraga Road segment between Donald Drive and Corliss Drive. For more information visit the project webpage.
The Recreation office will be closed Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13, while staff attends the Parks and Recreation State Conference. The office will reopen Monday, March 16, 2015. (click title for full story)