Town Of Moraga

Rheem Boulevard Landslide Repair and Repaving Schedule
As many of you are aware by now, the opening of Rheem Boulevard between Moraga Road and St. Mary’s Road has again been delayed due to weather conditions. In order to properly complete the construction necessary to open the road a break in the weather is necessary. The above average rainfall has saturated the ground and the runoff from the hill to the west of Rheem Boulevard continues to seep water into the work area. (click title for full story)
Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee Volunteers Needed
The Council created the Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee to foster an objective and transparent review of the use of Measure K revenues. The Committee reviews, audits and tracks the performance of the paving programs and services to prepare an independent report for the Council regarding the use of Measure K funds. The Town is currently recruiting candidates to serve on the Committee with expertise in (click title for full story)
Art in Public Spaces Committee Volunteers Needed
The purpose of the Art in Public Spaces Committee is to implement a Public Art Policy for art in public spaces including: Reviewing and recommending the selection and acceptance of loaned or donated artwork to the Town Council; and Reviewing and making a recommendation to the Town Council on the reaccessioning or removal of artwork. If Interested (click title for full story)
Town Council Goals for 2017
Due to the length of the meeting, Town Council continued consideration of the 2017 Town Goals to the next regular meeting, which is on February 22. (click title for full story)
2016 Campolindo Varsity Cross Country Teams Honored
At the February 8 Town Council meeting, members of the Campolindo High School Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country Teams were honored for their athletic accomplishments during the 2016 season. Each won the Diablo Athletic League Championship, the Division III North Coast Section Championship and, in the Division III California Interscholastic Federation State Championship, the girls finished 6th and the boys finished 3rd. Congratulations to all the student athletes and thank you to the coaches, school staff and parents for another wonderful season – go Cougars! (click title for full story)
Rheem Boulevard Opening Delayed
During the week of December 19, the weather cooperated enough for the first of two layers of asphalt to be placed on Rheem Boulevard, but subsequent back-to-back storms slowed down further progress. Several items of work still need to be completed before the final lift of asphalt and striping can be done. All work that requires trenching in the road or work immediately adjacent to the road must be completed prior to the final paving to avoid damage to the finished product. Most of this work requires several days of dry weather before the work can start. The Town and the Developer chose a (click title for full story)
Moraga Citizen of the Year Nominations Requested
Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Moraga Citizen of the Year award. Visit the (click title for full story)
Coffee with a Cop
Join Moraga Police Department (MPD) personnel for the next “Coffee with a Cop” on Friday, March 3, beginning at 9:00 am at Si Si Caffe, 910 Country Club Drive. Officers will be there for coffee and informal conversation with Moraga residents. Please mark your calendars! Call MPD at 925-888-7052 for more information. (click title for full story)
Moraga Town Staff Appreciated by the Community
On February 7, Town staff attended a celebration of appreciation at the Hacienda de las Flores. The event was hosted by the Moraga Citizens Network (MCN) and included local citizens representing the MCN, Moraga Valley Kiwanis, Moraga Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, the Garden Club and Saklan School. Members of the organizations hosted food and drink and took the opportunity to personally thank each staff member for their service to the Town. Staff thoroughly enjoyed the event, and left with full stomachs and warm hearts. (click title for full story)
Augusta Drive Landslide Update
Town Council received a report on Town staff’s response to the March 2016 landslide below Augusta Drive, took comments from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) representatives regarding EBMUD’s response and were advised that the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail will remain closed for another two years. Town Council also approved a letter for the Mayor to send to EBMUD expressing the Town’s concerns. (click title for full story)
Support Letters for Transporation Funding Package
Town Council will submit letters of support to Assemblymember Jim Frazier and Senator Jim Beall urging their support for additional transportation funding for State and Local Streets and Roads. The transportation funding packages, introduced as AB1 (Frazier) and SB1 (Beall), would provide an estimated $6 billion per year for State and local transportation infrastructure. Initial estimates suggest that, if approved, the funding package would result in the Town of Moraga annually receiving approximately $556,000 in State funds for street and road maintenance projects. (click title for full story)
Mid-Year Budget Review
Town Council reviewed the status of the Town budget for the first half of the fiscal year (through December 31, 2016). Overall revenues and expenses are on target and minor adjustments to the General Fund were noted, resulting in an additional $165,421 in FY 2016/17 revenue. As part of the report, the Council also reviewed a number of unfunded Capital Improvement Projects, funded needed asset replacement items (Information Systems infrastructure) and authorized the use of Public Safety Development Impact Fees to fund a pilot program to install a camera system at one of the Town’s entrances. (click title for full story)
Firearms Safety
Firearms safety is a priority for our community and is a shared responsibility. Please insure that your firearms are safely stored in a locked container or with a gun lock and are not accessible to children. Children should know not to touch unattended firearms. The Moraga Police Department (MPD) offers free gun locks, available from any officer or at the front counter. MPD will also dispose of any unwanted firearms at no charge. (click title for full story)
Moraga Crime Down in 2016
The Moraga Police Department (MPD) reports overall crime in Moraga decreased 28.6% in 2016, primarily due to a drop in the reported number of property crimes. The following is a comparison of Moraga crimes reported to the Department of Justice: (click title for full story)