GHAD Board

Moraga Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) Board

A Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) is an independent, state-level public agency that is created to finance the prevention, mitigation, abatement or control of a geologic hazard.  A GHAD may also be used to finance the mitigation or abatement of structural hazards that are partly or wholly caused by geologic hazards. The Moraga GHAD was formed in 2015 for the Bella Vista (formerly Rancho Laguna), Hetfield Estates, and Palos Colorados developments.


  • Held as Needed
  • 335 Rheem Boulevard
    Council Chambers
    Moraga, CA 94556

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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What is a GHAD?

A GHAD is an independent, state-level public agency that oversees geologic hazard prevention, mitigation, abatement and control. GHADs operate with a focus on the prevention of geologic hazards, with mitigation and abatement also being primary functions. A “geologic hazard” is broadly defined as an actual or threatened landslide, land subsidence, soil erosion, earthquake, fault movement or any other natural or unnatural movement of land or earth.

Learn more about California GHADs at

GHAD Plan of Control for Rancho Laguna Development

GHAD Board Members

The Moraga GHAD Board consists of the five current members of the Town Council with the Mayor serving as the GHAD Board Chair and the Vice Mayor serving as the GHAD Board Vice Chair.

Renata Sos, Chair
Teresa Onoda, Vice Chair
Kerry Hillis
David Shapiro
Steve Woehleke