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.

Planning Commission - Monday, June 03, 2013
At its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, the Planning Commission will consider a proposed variance for an addition that encroaches into the setback at 271 Donald Drive. They will also discuss the dra.. Read more

Town Open House and Chamber Mixer a Grand Success
On May 21, in partnership with the Moraga Chamber of Commerce, Town staff hosted an open house for residents, business owners and operators, Council and visitors to unveil the Town Office remodel. Sin.. Read more

Town Council Adopts Updated Fee Schedule
On May 22, the Town Council held a Public Hearing to update the Town’s Master Fee Schedule. Fees are reviewed annually to ensure that they are appropriate and reflect the estimated reasonable co.. Read more

Town Council Approves Employee Agreements
Town Council members present at the May 22 meeting unanimously approved five employee agreements that create a long-term sustainable and balanced budget. Council expressed their appreciation of staff .. Read more

Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee – Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The new Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the Hacienda de las Flores, Mosaic Room (2100 Donald Drive). The agenda w.. Read more

Hacienda Home/Made - Cafe and Bakery
The Town Council approved an exciting new opportunity for residents and visitors of Moraga by awarding a three-month contract to Café Hacienda home/made to operate from the Hacienda kitchen.. Read more

Town Receives AA+ Rating from Standard & Poor's
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) conducted a formal credit review and affirmed the 'AA+' long-term rating on Moraga’s 2010 Certificates of Participation (COPs). S&P believes that Mo.. Read more

Moraga Highlighted After Medical Marijuana Decision
On May 6, the California State Supreme Court ruled that cities and counties have the right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their jurisdictions. Moraga’s Mayor Dave Trotter spoke.. Read more

Annual General Plan Review
The Town Council received an update on the Town’s 2012 accomplishments and progress towards meeting General Plan goals at its May 8 meeting. The update fulfills a General Plan requirement to.. Read more

Saint Mary's College Student Recreation Center Update
The Planning Commission and Design Review Board approved Saint Mary’s College’s (SMC) student recreation facility last summer. The approval required conditions and mitigation measures to a.. Read more

Dick Olsen Honored as 2013 Citizen of the Year
On May 3, Dick Olsen was publicly recognized as Moraga’s 2013 Citizen of the Year at Saint Mary’s College Soda Center. Mayor Trotter, Councilmember Metcalf, and other dignitaries honor.. Read more

Summer Camps and Classes
School will be out and summer vacation will be here in just five weeks! Moraga Parks and Recreation is once again offering Camp Hacienda for children ages 5 to 10 and the Summer Park Program for a.. Read more

Police Donation Scam
A recent Contra Costa Times article explained that the Moraga Police Department (MPD) had received inquiries from two Moraga residents about the validity of phone solicitations they had received. .. Read more

Recruiting for Seniors
The Town is recruiting for a volunteer liaison to the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging (ACOA). Applicants should be interested in, and knowledgeable of, the needs of Moraga’s se.. Read more

City of Orinda Bests Lafayette in Moraga Tri Relay
Each year, the friendly Lamorinda competition continues as the Cities of Lafayette and Orinda participate with relay teams in the Moraga Triathlon. The City of Orinda won the unofficial 2013 title.. Read more

Play Ball and Bring the Repellent
It is time for the seasonal kick-off of sports like baseball, softball, and spring soccer, but as the ball parks come to life with competitors and spectators, they come to life with mosquitoes as .. Read more

Regional Planning Update
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released the Draft Plan Bay Area on March 22 and the Draft EIR on April 2. Both documents can be.. Read more

Thank You Triathlon Volunteers
The 7th annual Moraga Triathlon was a huge success thanks to all of the volunteers! Boy Scout Troop 246 provided overnight security, Lamorinda CERT and the Sheriff’s Office Explorers provide.. Read more

Rheem Theatre May 10-12, 2013
In a highly secretive and anticipated press conference, Derek Zemrak, President and Founder of the California Independent Film Festival and the operator of The New Rheem Theatre announced to the media.. Read more

Moraga Adobe Saved
On April 18, the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, the developers from J & J Ranch, neighbors and the subcommittee from the Moraga Town Council celebrated the completion of an agreement that jo.. Read more