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.

Moraga Welcomes New Library Manager
At the November 14 Town Council meeting, Moraga’s new Senior Community Library Manager, Diane McDonnell, was introduced to the community. Diane brings a unique set of knowledge, skills and backg.. Read more

Mayor's State of the Town Address Presentation
In the elegant and newly constructed Moraga Country Club, Town residents and business owners gathered last Thursday to mingle with each other and look back over the past year’s accomplishmen.. Read more

Thank you to Outgoing Councilmembers Harpham and Mendonca
The Town of Moraga and staff would like to thank outgoing Councilmembers Howard Harpham and Karen Mendonca for their four years of dedicated volunteer public service. Their terms produced a number of .. Read more

Moraga Citizen's Corps Council Needs You!
Moraga’s Citizen Corps Council (MCCC) is a collaboration of citizens, police and fire personnel, the Red Cross, and Town officials who are instrumental in coordinating the Town’s efforts i.. Read more

Climate Action Plan Task Force Meeting – Monday, December 10
At the next Climate Action Plan Task Force meeting, Quest, an energy consultant, will present baseline findings of greenhouse gas emissions and a draft Energy Action Plan. The Task Force will also dis.. Read more

Planning Commission Meeting - Monday, December 3
At the next Planning Commission meeting, Signature Properties will present a series of changes to its proposed single-family residential subdivision on the former bowling alley site, across from the R.. Read more

Upcoming Planning Commission and Design Review Board Meetings
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Planning Commission (PC) and Design Review Board (DRB) meetings on November 19 and 26 will be cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting w.. Read more

Moraga Commons Main Parking Lot Repairs
The main Moraga Commons parking lot off of St. Mary’s Road will be closed on November 26 and 27 for pavement repairs due to damage caused by tree roots. Buy a Bulb- Light the Holiday Tree! Li.. Read more

Thank you Moraga Voters for Your Support of Measure K!
On November 6, over 70% of Moraga voters overwhelmingly supported Measure K, a one cent Sales Tax measure focused on repairing our roads. Most impressively, the support increased dramatically from the.. Read more

New Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC) Members
At the November 14 Town Council meeting the newest members of the Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC) took their oaths of office. Welcome to Trent Capurro, Julia Shen, Nikhil Suri, and Justin Ta.. Read more

Election Day Results
Voter turnout for the recent election in Contra Costa County was quite high at 75.87%. Moragans should be proud that local turnout was even higher at approximately 83.01%. The County Elections Divisio.. Read more

California Independent Film Festival
Moraga was abuzz last Thursday through Sunday with the 15th annual CAIFF. This year’s lineup included programs for children as well as an array of touching and thought-provoking films for adults.. Read more

Town Employee Kimberly Nelson Receives Employee of the Month Award
The Rotary Club of Moraga and Moraga Chamber of Commerce acknowledge courteous, friendly and helpful employees through a monthly award intended to recognize an employee of a Moraga business who has ex.. Read more

Updates to Planning and Engineering Positions Approved
On October 24, the Town Council reviewed updated job descriptions and approved employee salary schedules for engineering and planning staff. Current vacancies in these departments presented an opportu.. Read more

Moraga Adobe Update
On October 24, the Moraga Town Council discussed the Moraga Adobe and its proposed 13-lot subdivision in Orinda. Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe gave a presentation about the oldest surviving buil.. Read more

Solar-Powered Streetlights for Moraga Road Crosswalks
New solar-powered streetlights will be installed as part of the High Visibility Crosswalk Improvements project on Moraga Road at Woodford and Corliss Drives. Some benefits include better lighting; low.. Read more

New Clean Water Requirements for Small Projects
As of December 1, 2012, development projects that create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious surface (roofs or pavement) must incorporate one or more specified measures to reduce runoff.. Read more

CC Times Endorses Moraga's Fiscal Constraint
A recent Contra Costa Times editorial stated “Moraga shows more fiscal restraint than most California municipalities. While others rushed a decade ago to match overly generous state pension rate.. Read more

Successful Emergency Preparedness Exercise
On October 18, Town staff simulated an emergency response to a regional 7.7 magnitude earthquake by activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) Station 42. E.. Read more

Lamorinda CERT Earthquake Drill
On October 20, the Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted an earthquake drill at Donald Rheem School. CERT tested their emergency response capabilities in search and rescue, medi.. Read more