Town Of Moraga

Storm Drain Project

This webpage has been developed to provide updates and background information about the Town's Storm Drain Project. Content for this page will continue to be developed.

Moraga Residents Weigh in On Their Priorities and Satisfaction

In light of ongoing fiscal challenges and community concerns, the Town of Moraga commissioned its long-time survey research professional, Godbe Research to conduct a September 2017 community survey to assess current resident perspectives and priorities.
The results show constituents continue to be very satisfied with the quality of life the Town provides. An overwhelming majority of 87.5% of respondents rate Moraga’s quality of life as excellent or good, with a majority respondents saying the sinkhole/bridge collapse and other unanticipated events are the reasons for the Town’s urgent fiscal situation. Unsurprisingly, given the Town’s fiscal challenges a plurality of residents also feel the Town is going in the wrong direction.
“I am grateful that Town residents continue to strongly value our quality of life and want to keep it that way,” said Town Manager Bob Priebe. “That’s why we have been singularly focused on taking the steps necessary to protect the services our residents rely on, including calling attention to our challenges in this year’s budget, engaging residents and identifying locally- controlled funding solutions.”
Among other findings, the survey also indicates that respondents support a $96 or $144 property owner fee specifically dedicated to addressing aging storm drain infrastructure above the simple majority requirement threshold. Repairing deteriorating pipes and infrastructure to prevent system failure and sinkholes and protecting clean drinking water were among the priorities identified by respondents.
“Town storm drains are 45 to 60 years old and nearing the end of their safe, useful life. Many of these storm drains are the same age as the one that caused the sinkhole. Unless we fix these old pipes and drain inlets they will continue to degrade and fail—and will only be more expensive to fix in the future,” said Public Works Director/Town Engineer Edric Kwan.

Important Documents and Links

October 2017 Community Priorities Survey Summary of Results

October 2017 Community Priorities Survey

Storm Drain Master Plan

Storm Drain Funding Feasibility Study Presentation to AFC April 10, 2017