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.

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

Election Day Update
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6! If you are registered Permanent Absentee Voter, ballots were mailed out this week. If you do not receive your ballot by early next week, please call (925) 335-7871.. Read more

Clean Water Program Public Outreach
On September 29, the Moraga Public Works Department hosted a booth at the annual Pear and Wine Festival to promote the Clean Water Program. Partnering with the Contra Costa County Clean Water Program,.. Read more

Submit Your Best Photos
We need your help! We are looking for some new, fresh photos for our upcoming activity guide and future promotional materials. Show and share with us how Parks Make Life Better in Moraga! Email your p.. Read more

Joint Planning Commission and Design Review Board Meeting
At its joint meeting October 1, the Planning Commission (PC) and Design Review Board (DRB) received public comment and provided feedback to SummerHill Homes regarding the proposed 28-lot single-family.. Read more

Moraga Road Pedestrian Crossing Improvement
Construction of the high-visibility crosswalk improvements on Moraga Road at Corliss and Woodford Drives is well underway. New accessible ramps at both sites have been installed and solar-powered pede.. Read more

Saint Mary's College Intramural Field Lights
At its October 1 meeting, in response to issues related to light and noise, the Planning Commission provided direction to Planning staff regarding the hours of operation for Saint Mary’s College.. Read more

Lamorinda CERT Exercise - Saturday, October 20
As a follow-up to the 2012 Lamorinda ShakeOut training exercise, the Lamorinda CERT will conduct a simulated earthquake drill on Saturday, October 20 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at Donald Rheem School. Ne.. Read more

PG&E Transmission Line Tower Repair at Sky Hy Drive
An existing lattice steel tower on PG&E’s Moraga–Lakewood transmission line has deteriorated and needs to be repaired prior to the 2012 winter season. The tower is located in the City .. Read more

The Great Lamorinda ShakeOut – Thursday, October 18
The 2012 Lamorinda ShakeOut supports the Great California ShakeOut, a series of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill ever, organized to inspire Californians to get ready for big earth.. Read more