Town Of Moraga

Town of Moraga News

As news is pertinent to the community at large and available, we will post news items on this page.
To report a news item contact us. To see the archive of the Town of Moraga’s bi-weekly newsletter, About Town, visit the About Town Newsletter page.

Vacation House Watch
Summer vacation time is almost here and the Moraga Police Department (MPD) provides a vacation house watch service as part of their patrol duties. To have your home checked periodically while on vacat.. Read more

Moraga Deemed 5th Safest Community in California
The Town was recently notified by Movoto, a national online real estate brokerage, that Moraga is rated the fifth safest community in California. Movoto states their blog has been recognized for its u.. Read more

Code Enforcement Ordinance Update
On June 11, the Town Council adopted an ordinance repealing and replacing Moraga Municipal Code Title 7 Health and Safety, Chapter 7.16 Nuisance Abatement. The new ordinance will streamline the nuisan.. Read more

Sign Ordinance Update
On June 11, the Town Council introduced an ordinance amending in its entirety Chapter 8.88, Signs and Outdoor Advertising, of Title 8, Planning and Zoning, of the Town of Moraga Municipal Code. The dr.. Read more

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget Adopted
At the June 11 Town Council meeting, the Council adopted the annual spending plan for the new fiscal year starting July 1. The budget includes an updated Five-Year Financial Projection and a comprehen.. Read more

Mayor Invited to Join China Trip
Mayor Ken Chew has accepted an invitation by China Silicon Valley to join a delegation of other mayors from the Bay Area on a trip to China from June 16 to 27. The purpose of the trip is to encourage .. Read more

Rancho Laguna II
On May 28, Town Council introduced an ordinance allowing 15,000 sq. ft. lots for non-MOSO zoned areas of Rancho Laguna II. The action follows approval of the 27-lot subdivision that clusters 11 lots n.. Read more

Sign Changes Proposed
On May 28, Town Council discussed a comprehensive update of the Town’s sign regulations. The draft ordinance reflects a six-month collaborative effort with the Design Review Board, Planning Comm.. Read more

Design Review Board Recent Action
On May 27, the Design Review Board approved a new house at 5 Paseo Linares; design of new decks at 1873 St. Andrews Drive; and landscaping plans for the new open space/park to be dedicated as part of .. Read more

Moraga Youth Involvement Commettee (MYIC) Highlights
At the May 28 Town Council meeting, the 2013/14 MYIC Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Zach Taylor and Victoria Targett, presented the committee’s accomplishments from the past two terms. Activi.. Read more

Marquee Update
At the May 27 meeting, the Design Review Board provided input on design of an Electronic Community Message Board sign that will replace the existing Town sign located on Moraga Road across from the Mo.. Read more

Commons Park Water Feature
Due to water conservation efforts, the water spray feature and the Matt Biondi Fountain will not be activated this season. Signs will be posted informing park users. Thank you for your understanding... Read more

Balanced Budget Will Be Presented to the Town Council on May 28
The Town’s spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014/15 Budget, along with an updated Five-Year Financial Plan and Capital Improvement Program, will be discussed at the Town Council meeting on May 28. .. Read more

Town's Fee Schedule Updated
Updates to the fees that the Town charges for various services and programs, such as development services, facility rentals, and recreation classes, were approved at the Council meeting on May 14 and .. Read more

Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition
In April, members of the Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition tested Moraga’s retail alcohol sales outlets for compliance of clerks checking a buyer’s age before selling alcohol. In each cas.. Read more

Geologic Hazard and Abatement District Formation
On May 14, the Town Council considered options for the formation of a Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) for several proposed developments with conditions of approval requiring GHADs. GHADs are.. Read more

Hetfield Estates Project Approved
On May 21, the Town Council voted to uphold the previous Planning Commission decision and approve the Vesting Tentative Map, General Development Plan, Conditional Use Permit and Hillside Development P.. Read more

Nuisance Abatement Reviewed by Council
On May 21, the Town Council introduced two new ordinances for code enforcement; one repealing and replacing Moraga Municipal Code Title 7 Health and Safety, Chapter 7.16 Nuisance Abatement and another.. Read more

Camino Ricardo Subdivision Update
On May 14 the Town Council held a public hearing to consider amendments to two Conditions of Approval for the Camino Ricardo project, related to the proposed pedestrian bridge and crosswalk associated.. Read more

Public Works Updates
2014 Pavement Repair Project. On May 14, Town Council approved a contract with Ghirardelli Associates to provide construction management and inspection services for the upcoming 27 street seg.. Read more