TOWN COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY GOALS FOR 2020
Building for the Future
1. Maintain and improve fiscal discipline by adopting a balanced budget, continuing high quality fiscal reporting, and continuing to position the Town for long-term fiscal sustainability and operational efficiency, including the following approaches:
- Remain focused on planning, saving, and spending for long-term priorities, needs, and council goals, ensuring the Town’s limited resources are not diverted from priority projects.
- Diligently monitor legal fees, and remain vigilant as to the manner in which Town decisions impact legal costs in the short and long term.
- Reassess general purpose fund allocations (as appropriate) and ensure the highest and best use of those limited funds in the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Budget (e.g., exploring reallocation of some Measure K funds and the repurposing of some of the Fund 140 – Property Tax Special District Lighting Funds to help fund the Town’s unfunded infrastructure needs).
- Prioritize long-term propagation and preservation of institutional knowledge and stability in decision making processes.
- Streamline Town Council meetings to enable regular adjournment no later than 11:00 p.m.
2. Maintain and improve public safety through the continued provision of high quality Police and emergency response services and the exploration of funding opportunities for an additional Police Officer (or perhaps a School Resource Officer) in Town.
3. Begin construction on the permanent Canyon Road Bridge, completing phase I without incident, including submitting for reimbursement of costs in a timely manner.
4. Continue implementation and development of the Storm Drain System Operations and Maintenance Program and begin work on needed storm drain capital improvement projects.
5. Implement the 2020 $1.8 million Neighborhood Streets and Roads Repair Program, complete design of 2021 Pavement Reconstruction Project (including potential reprioritization of worst-condition streets), and pursue additional third-party funding opportunities to supplement these efforts to maintain the Town’s streets and roads.
6. Revise the Town’s Zoning Code to implement the Moraga Center Specific Plan.
7. Enhance Moraga’s business environment and work collaboratively with the Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders.
8. Rezone the Bollinger Valley Study Area.
9. Implement a new Town website to increase functionality and transparency and reduce administrative burden.
10. Complete approved site improvements and develop economically feasible recommendations/solutions for commercial and other public uses of the Hacienda de las Flores property.
11. Update the Zoning Code to incorporate new Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation.
12. Develop a plan and initiate a re-evaluation of the Town’s three-step planned development process, development regulations and needs, and design guidelines, taking into account feedback from residents and other interested stakeholders.
13. Continue evaluation and implementation of viable strategies in Moraga’s Climate Action Plan to lessen the Town’s impact on the environment.