Town Of Moraga

Candidates for Town Council Election
On November 8, 2016, Moraga voters will elect three Councilmembers. The nomination period for the election has closed and there are four qualified candidates: Graig Crossley, Jeanette Fritzky, Kymberleigh Korpus and Roger Wykle. All Moragans are encouraged to meet the candidates and learn about Town issues by attending the Moraga Citizens Network (MCN) “Candidates’ Night” on Thursday, October 13, at 7:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga. Candidate information and statements are available for public review in the Town Clerk’s office. (click title for full story)
Moraga Commons Park Site Specific Master Plan Meeting
Participate in one or both of the community outreach meetings scheduled for Thursday, September 8, and Monday, September 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Hacienda de las Flores. (click title for full story)
Back to School Traffic Safety
The beginning of school brings increased traffic and congestion around local schools. Students are not always aware of the traffic around them and count on drivers to watch out for them. Please drive safely and do the following: Be aware of crosswalks and stop when they are occupied, do not pass school buses with red flashing lights, keep speed at or below the posted limit and do not assume that a pedestrian or child on a bicycle will always see approaching vehicles. Please drive slowly, safely and watch out for kids! (click title for full story)
Bollinger Canyon Slope Stabilization - August 29 to September 1, 2016
Rock slope stabilization work above Bollinger Canyon Road will occur from Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1. The work will address slide-prone areas along the bluffs (above the four-foot chain link fence) by removing potentially unstable materials and trees from the slope face. The rock removal will require road closure in both lanes each day on odd hours as follows: (click title for full story)
Moraga Town Center Homes (City Ventures Project) Appeal
Town Council adopted, by a 3-2 vote, a resolution approving the General Development Plan and Vesting Tentative Map for the Moraga Town Center Homes project, granting City Ventures’ appeal of the Planning Commission’s July 18 effective denial of the application. The project now requires (click title for full story)
All Access Playground Project
Town Council approved the Moraga Commons Park, Option 2 location, which abuts the lower playground area closest to the St. Mary’s Road parking lot for the proposed new playground. Some redesign was suggested and funding of $155,000 for site development was approved from One Time Developer Fees (Palos Colorados). Identification of the location for the playground was necessary for Moraga Rotary to start their campaign to raise $260,000 to fund the new playground equipment, rubberized surfacing and fencing. (click title for full story)
Rheem Center Survey
Town Council received a (click title for full story)
Community Needs and Priorities Survey
Town Council received a report on the results of a (click title for full story)
Moraga Sinkhole "Winterization" Contingency Plan
Work began this week with the Town’s contractor setting up a water diversion system inside the 96-inch pipe, cutting out pieces of metal pipe that are sticking out, and concrete patching which will continue throughout the rest of the week. All work inside the pipe should be completed by the end of next week (September 2). Soon after, (click title for full story)
Lower Reem Boulevard Landslide Stabilization Project
The structural retention system construction is moving forward. With all 106 piers in place and the concrete grade beam cap partially complete, work on the installation of the tiebacks has begun, but not as quickly as planned. The contractor will try to make up for lost time by bringing in additional equipment. After the completion of the pier-and-tieback retaining wall, (click title for full story)
Support the Lamorinda Spirit Van
The Lamorinda Spirit Van Program has been in service since June, 2006 delivering older Lamorinda residents (age 60 and up) to the C.C. Café at the Walnut Creek Senior Center for lunch Monday through Friday, on errands to local stores and businesses, and to hair, medical, dental, and physical therapy appointments. To support (click title for full story)
Slow Down Lamorinda!
The Slow Down Lamorinda campaign is continuing as Moraga, Lafayette and Orinda Police Departments are working to encourage drivers to slow down and drive safely to improve traffic safety and reduce accidents. Citations for over 175 violations have been issued so far this summer. While safe driving is always important, it is especially critical now as the children will be returning to school this month. Please do your part, drive safely and SLOW DOWN LAMORINDA! (click title for full story)