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.

Housing Element
On September 10, the Town Council provided comments and authorized submittal of the Town’s Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for .. Read more

Moraga Police Department Welcomes Lieutenant Jon King
On October 7, Jon King was welcomed into our community at a reception at the Hacienda de Las Flores. Jon came to Moraga PD after 29 years as a police officer, sergeant and lieutenant with the East Bay.. Read more

New Planning Commissioner and Design Review Board Member Appointed
At a Special Town Council Meeting on September 29, Alexandra (Alex) Babcock was appointed to the Planning Commission to fill a vacancy expiring in March of 2015. Ms. Babcock most recently worked for t.. Read more

Via Moraga Appeal: Planning Commission Approval Upheld
On September 10, the Town Council considered an appeal of the Via Moraga project, an 18-lot subdivision proposed at 489 Moraga Road and adoption of a related General Plan Amendment, Zoning Text and Zo.. Read more

Town Parks Using Less Water
Due to the drought and a mandate from East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) regarding a maximum of two days per week landscape watering, the lawns at the Moraga Commons and Rancho Laguna parks.. Read more

City Ventures Hearing Postponed
On September 18, the Planning Commission will be asked to consider a continuation of the Conceptual Development Plan for the City Ventures project to a date certain of October 6, 2014... Read more

Final Phase of 2014 Pavement Project Begins
Residents have questioned why there has been a time lag between the paving preparation work (base repair, grinding, concrete work, etc.) and the paving operation. The project is composed of distinct p.. Read more

Beware IRS Phone Scam
The Moraga Police Department has received a number of calls from citizens reporting a current Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam targeting unsuspecting taxpayers. The scam generally involves a .. Read more

Staff Visits French Fire Command Post
The Town’s Administrative Services Director, Stephanie Hom, spent 24 continuous hours at the Incident Command Post for the French Fire in the Sierra National Forest in August. The wildfire respo.. Read more

Three Feet for Safety Act
Effective September 16, California Vehicle Code will require drivers to pass cyclists at a safe distance of three feet or, if not possible due to traffic or road conditions (including weather and widt.. Read more

Administrative Penalties Ordinance Adopted
On September 10, the Town Council adopted an Ordinance adding Title 1 General Provisions, Chapter 1.28 Administrative Penalties, of the Town of Moraga Municipal Code. The new ordinance will create a p.. Read more

Housing Element
On September 10, the Town Council provided comments and authorized submittal of the Town’s Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for .. Read more

Back to School Safety
With Moraga schools back in session, the Moraga Police Department (MPD) asks all drivers to respect the 25 MPH speed limit in school zones, remember to stop for school buses when their red lights and .. Read more

Saint Mary's College Appeal and Historic Preservation Ordinance Hearings Postponed
The Town Council’s scheduled August 27 hearing to consider Saint Mary’s College appeal regarding their intramural field lights has been postponed at the request of the project applicant. A.. Read more

2014 Pavement Repair Project Update
The pavement project is continuing with base repairs, grinding, and concrete demolition and replacement in preparation for pavement overlays. For more information, the Town offers the following: 1) th.. Read more

Thank You for a Great Summer!
Thank you to all who participated in the Town’s camps, activities, and events this summer. We had a great time and hope you did too! New this summer, Camp Hacienda enjoyed a visit from the Oakla.. Read more

Student Transit Ticket Program
The 511 Southwest Contra Costa County Student Transit Ticket Program is back! FREE public transit tickets will be provided as an alternative to driving student(s) to school. Each student is eligible t.. Read more

Plastic Bag Ban
California Senate Bill 270, expected to be voted on by September, would place a statewide ban on the use of plastic bags by large retailers and grocery stores. In Spring 2013 the Council discussed whe.. Read more

331 Rheem Boulevard Remodel Update
The Town has received permits from the County, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, and Moraga-Orinda Fire District for its planned remodel at 331 Rheem Boulevard. The remodel includes a new ADA ac.. Read more

Vermicomposting (Worms!) Workshop
Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCCSWA) will sponsor a Vermicomposting (worms) and Bin Building Workshop on Saturday, September 6, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Walnut Creek Civic Par.. Read more