On Tuesday, August 4, Moraga residents are invited to participate in this year’s Moraga Night Out (MNO). MNO is a program to promote neighborhood camaraderie, police-community partnerships, involvement in crime prevention activities, and emergency preparedness. Simply find a host and a location for a (click title for full story) gathering in your neighborhood for a block party, pool party, or backyard event, potluck, BBQ, or ice cream social and have the host contact email@example.com to register and request visits from MPD, MOFD and Town officials.
Gould Evans, the architectural firm hired to develop conceptual plans to improve the Hacienda de las Flores property, presented two concepts for Town Council discussion. The Council unanimously endorsed (click title for full story) draft Concept A, the Community Conference Center and Inn, available for viewing at Site and Landscape Plans. The next phase of this public-private partnership project further refines Concept A. Project visuals will be created after community and Council feedback is gathered to ultimately create a buildable, viable, and sustainable publicly-owned asset.
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.
Supervisor Candace Andersen is seeking motivated residents to serve on a few Contra Costa County Citizen Advisory Boards. These voluntary boards usually meet monthly and advise the Board of Supervisors on a variety of issues. Lamorinda residents are encouraged to apply for seats on (click title for full story) the following boards: Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County; In-Home Support Services Public Authority Advisory Committee; and Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee. For more information and application forms, visit County Advisory Boards or contact Jill Ray at 925-957-8860.
Moraga, like many other communities, is experiencing an increase in both auto and residential burglaries. Most of these crimes are preventable by ensuring that homes and vehicles are locked, alarm systems are activated and that no personal property is visible. As a service to the community, (click title for full story) the Moraga Police Department offers a free security survey of homes and businesses. Please call 925-888-7055 ext. 0 to schedule a survey.
The MPD offers a Vacation House Watch service to residents. To request periodic checks of vacant homes, please (click title for full story) go to Moraga Police and click on the “Forms/Links” tab to fill in information and submit electronically. If any of the submitted information changes, please notify MPD immediately, especially if the return date changes.
The Town of Moraga has been partnering closely with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to ensure the Contra Costa-Moraga Electric Power Line Upgrade Project has as little impact on Moraga residents as possible, while still allowing PG&E to make essential safety and reliability upgrades. Though the Town has its own noise guidelines, this project is State mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission and, therefore, is not subject to local regulations. (click title for full story) However, PG&E is making an effort to push the start time to 8:00 am whenever possible. Below are the current allowable construction hours for this project:
• Tower work: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The visible crane and orange fencing on the “painted rock” ridgeline is part of the PG&E power line and tower project. Expect helicopters and work crews at other tower locations in Town. For any questions or concerns, contact PG&E Customer Impact Specialist, Denise Conway at 877-207-1245.
This year’s annual legislative break was scheduled with cancellation of the regular July 22 and August 12 Town Council meetings. The Council considered whether to “un-cancel” the July 22 meeting to consider a potential referendum on Ordinance 252. Since referendum signatures were not yet verified by the County Elections Division before the July 8 Council meeting, the Council will consider the referendum at a meeting after the summer legislative break. (click title for full story)
Sign up today for a no-cost home energy and water assessment provided by California Youth Energy Services (CYES), the Town of Moraga, EBMUD, and PG&E. During a Green House Call, residents will be provided with energy efficient light bulbs, shower heads, faucet aerators, energy saving tips, and more, all at no cost. All Moraga residents are eligible for this service – renters and owners. The program runs from (click title for full story) June 30 through August 6. Reserve a spot online or call 510-665-1501 ext. 5. GO GREEN and start saving energy, water, and money!
Town Council adopted the Storm Drain Master Plan (SDMP), originally created as a proactive approach to determine the needs, costs, and priorities associated with the Town’s 27 miles of storm drain collector system and 35 creek culverts. This information is critical for the Town to properly program: future repair; replacement; and consideration of increased capacity of the Town’s storm drains. The SDMP has identified $26 million of unfunded improvements. (click title for full story)