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.

Local Ballot Box a Huge Success
For the first time, the Contra Costa County Elections Division placed a ballot box in a City Clerk’s office when Moraga’s Town Clerk agreed to monitor it constantly from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.. Read more

Livable Moraga Road Update
On May 14 The Town Council previewed draft concepts for Moraga Road, developed based on community feedback on key issues. The draft concept includes a continuous multi-use path, sidewalks and bike lan.. Read more

Housing Element Update Community Workshop
The Town is beginning the required Housing Element update for the 2015 – 2023 cycle. The State is allowing the update to be completed through a streamlined process, recognizing the fact that.. Read more

Rescue One Foundation Donating Four AED's to Moraga PD
In a presentation at the April 23 Council meeting, Gordon Nathan, on behalf of the Rescue One Foundation and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) presented the Moraga Police Department (MPD) with do.. Read more

Thank You Moraga Beautiful Volunteers
Thank you to all of the volunteers that assisted with improvements to Rancho Laguna Park and the Mulholland Open Space Preserve. Weeds were picked and benches, picnic tables and restrooms were painted.. Read more

PG&E Pipeline Pathway Update on Tree-Cutting
PG&E’s “Pipeline Pathways" project to remove trees and structures along its gas transmission lines has begun in other cities. Although Moraga is scheduled for late summer, PG&E has.. Read more

Funding Approved for the Canyon Bridge Replacement
On April 16, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) approved the cooperative agreement to authorize Measure J Major Streets funding as the matching source for the Federal Highway Bridge Program .. Read more

Laguna Creek Restoration at the Hacienda De Las Flores
A hydraulic study on the portion of Laguna Creek at the Hacienda de las Flores was completed, analyzing 10 alternatives to protect the Pavilion building during a 100-year flood event. On April 23, Tow.. Read more

Moraga Opposes Legislative Action
On Wednesday, April 23, the Council discussed a recently approved House Resolution (HR29) and its call for legislation restricting contracted services by local governments. The Council voted unanimous.. Read more

Sign Ordinance Update
A draft updated sign ordinance was presented and discussed at a joint Planning Commission and Design Review Board Study Session on April 15. The proposed sign ordinance will be revised and presented f.. Read more

AFC Reviews the FY2013/14 Third Quarter Budget-To-Actuals Report
At its meeting on April 22, the Audit and Finance Committee reviewed and provided feedback to staff on the revenue and expenditure report for the current fiscal year 2013/14 through the third quarter .. Read more

Hillside and Ridgeline Update
The Town recently began the first round of public outreach for the Hillside and Ridgeline project, including Steering Committee meetings, a workshop, and stakeholder interviews on April 10 and 16. At .. Read more

Proposed Code Enforcement and Nuisance Abatement Ordinance
Town staff has prepared two ordinances, one repealing and replacing Moraga Municipal Code Title 7 Health and Safety, Chapter 7.16 Nuisance Abatement and another adding Title 1 General Provision, Chapt.. Read more

Hetfield Estates Project Update
On April 23 the Town Council opened the public hearing on the appeal of the Hetfield Estates subdivision, which was approved by the Planning Commission on March 17. Council discussed on-street parking.. Read more

Council Chambers and Community Meeting Room
On April 9, the Town Council approved $287,581 for a new Council Chambers and community meeting room at 331 Rheem Boulevard. The minimal project remodel of the Town Corp Yard includes constructing a n.. Read more

Pavement Condition Index Jumps from 49 to 58
The Town’s Pavement Management Program Update Report released this month shows a dramatic increase in the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) from 49 to 58. The significant PCI increase is a direct r.. Read more

New Electronic Community Sign
On April 9, the Town Council considered replacing the existing community sign along Moraga Road, across from the Commons Park. One concept was recommended for a complete review by the Design Review Bo.. Read more

Tri-City Meeting
The Moraga, Orinda, and Lafayette City Councils met on Monday, April 7, for their annual Tri-City meeting hosted by Moraga at Saint Mary’s College. The meeting included a presentation by Stephen.. Read more

Gas Meter Inspections
Recently the Moraga Police Department (MPD) has responded to calls at homes and businesses concerned about possible fraudulent inspectors representing PG&E. MPD’s investigation showed that P.. Read more

Planning Commission Decision on Hetfield Appealed
At their March 3 meeting, the Planning Commission approved a General Development Plan, Vesting Tentative Map, Conditional Use Permit and Hillside Development Permit for Hetfield Estates, a 7-lot singl.. Read more