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.

Town's Operations End Fiscal Year With Surplus
The unaudited budget-to-actuals report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 was submitted to the Town Council at its meeting on October 22. The Town ended the year with an operating surplus of $262.. Read more

Story Poles on Rheem Boulevard
Story poles for design review of single family homes in the approved Rancho Laguna II subdivision, located on Rheem Boulevard between Moraga Road and St. Mary’s Road, were erected on October 13 .. Read more

Solicitor and Peddler Permit
The Moraga Police Department (MPD) reminds everyone that permits are required for anyone going door-to-door to peddle or solicit. Violators may be issued a citation per Moraga Municipal Code 9.10.030,.. Read more

Quick Response Successful After Ransomeware Virus Infiltrates Town's Computers
Late afternoon, Friday, October 17, while Town staff was busily preparing the agenda packet for the Town Council meeting on October 22, a ransomware virus infiltrated the Town’s computer network.. Read more

Council Chamber Update
The Council Chambers at 331 Rheem is moving into the construction phase after the Council authorized up to $232,000 to construct a new clay tile roof along the three visible sides of the building. Aft.. Read more

Town Celebrates Pear & Wine Festival and Toast to Moraga
On Saturday, September 27 the Town celebrated the annual Pear & Wine Festival and 40th Anniversary event, Toast to Moraga. Over 400 pear pies were sold, pear recipe contestants were crown.. Read more

Draft Climate Action Plan
At the Wednesday October 22 Town Council meeting, the Council will review and discuss a draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Town. A CAP is a community’s long-term plan to reduce greenhouse g.. Read more

Draft Countywide Transportaion Plan is Available for Review and Comment
The Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA) has released the Draft Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) for public review, with the public comment period open through November 3, 2014. CCT.. Read more

Pear Orchard Facing Fire Blight Disease
One of Moraga’s large pear orchards, located adjacent to the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, is suffering from fire blight disease. Volunteers from Urban Farmers, Moraga Parks Foundation, an.. Read more

Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting Presented to Council
At their October 8 meeting, the Town Council was presented with an award of excellence from the National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Town’s first Comprehensive Annual .. Read more

Housing Element
On September 10, the Town Council provided comments and authorized submittal of the Town’s Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for .. Read more

Moraga Police Department Welcomes Lieutenant Jon King
On October 7, Jon King was welcomed into our community at a reception at the Hacienda de Las Flores. Jon came to Moraga PD after 29 years as a police officer, sergeant and lieutenant with the East Bay.. Read more

New Planning Commissioner and Design Review Board Member Appointed
At a Special Town Council Meeting on September 29, Alexandra (Alex) Babcock was appointed to the Planning Commission to fill a vacancy expiring in March of 2015. Ms. Babcock most recently worked for t.. Read more

Via Moraga Appeal: Planning Commission Approval Upheld
On September 10, the Town Council considered an appeal of the Via Moraga project, an 18-lot subdivision proposed at 489 Moraga Road and adoption of a related General Plan Amendment, Zoning Text and Zo.. Read more

Town Parks Using Less Water
Due to the drought and a mandate from East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) regarding a maximum of two days per week landscape watering, the lawns at the Moraga Commons and Rancho Laguna parks.. Read more

City Ventures Hearing Postponed
On September 18, the Planning Commission will be asked to consider a continuation of the Conceptual Development Plan for the City Ventures project to a date certain of October 6, 2014... Read more

Final Phase of 2014 Pavement Project Begins
Residents have questioned why there has been a time lag between the paving preparation work (base repair, grinding, concrete work, etc.) and the paving operation. The project is composed of distinct p.. Read more

Beware IRS Phone Scam
The Moraga Police Department has received a number of calls from citizens reporting a current Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam targeting unsuspecting taxpayers. The scam generally involves a .. Read more

Staff Visits French Fire Command Post
The Town’s Administrative Services Director, Stephanie Hom, spent 24 continuous hours at the Incident Command Post for the French Fire in the Sierra National Forest in August. The wildfire respo.. Read more

Three Feet for Safety Act
Effective September 16, California Vehicle Code will require drivers to pass cyclists at a safe distance of three feet or, if not possible due to traffic or road conditions (including weather and widt.. Read more