Town Of Moraga

Making Every Dollar Work

Although the Town continues to use its fiscal resources responsibly and efficiently, there are not sufficient funds to invest in repairing potholes and cracks. Unfortunately, the years of minimal investment has given Moraga (and Orinda) the dubious distinction of being one of the few communities in the Bay Area whose roads were labeled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as “at risk.” While the Town Council adopted a 2009 resolution to allocate half of each year’s net revenues to street and road improvements, it is not nearly enough to repair the Town’s backlog of potholes and cracks. If we have $100,000 in surplus and allocate half of it to streets, the $50,000 could repave only 400 linear feet of the Town’s 220,000 linear feet of neighborhood streets. Since 50% of those streets are currently in poor to very poor condition, it does not make a significant difference. The Town continues to work with limited resources to make needed repairs; unfortunately, the Town’s aging streets are deteriorating faster than the Town can afford to repair them.

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