Town Of Moraga

July 4th Fun for Everyone
Enjoy a full day of food, parades, fun and games at the Commons Park on Saturday, July 4th! (click title for full story)
Support the Fireworks - Buy a Rocket!
Continue the tradition and help raise $25,000 for the annual July 4th community fireworks! To date, $20,695 has been donated. Please contribute to the Buy-A-Rocket fund and help continue this event. (click title for full story)
PG&E New Power Line Project Begins Monday, July 6, 2015 in Moraga
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be working in Lamorinda through fall to upgrade a major electric power line. The project will help improve service reliability and ensure the East Bay has the power it needs to meet increasing demands. The project will result in the upgrade of (click title for full story)
"Parks Make Life Better" Month
Established through statewide public opinion research, 98% of California households visit a local park at least once a year. To honor the many benefits parks provide, the Town Council proclaimed July as Parks Make Life Better month. The Parks and Recreation Department has (click title for full story)
Town Receives Citizens' Referendum
On Friday, June 26, a group of citizens submitted petitions calling for a Referendum to remove the 12 housing units per acre zoning associated with the 36-unit City Ventures project between Moraga Way and Country Club Drive. A Referendum allows the citizens to challenge the adoption of the zoning ordinance by (click title for full story)
Citizens Gather to Form Moraga Community Foundation
Approximately 75 Moraga residents and supporters met on Tuesday evening, June 23, and heard success stories on how both Lafayette and Orinda Community Foundations were formed to support numerous community projects. Citizens are forming a Community Foundation to raise funds to support a broad range of existing and new projects starting with saving the New Rheem Theatre. Attendees discussed (click title for full story)
Summer Safety and Fireworks
The Moraga Police Department (MPD) and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District ask everyone to avoid all fireworks activity this summer. All fireworks are dangerous and negatively impact neighbors and pets. Current drought and extreme fire conditions create critically dangerous conditions that can destroy lives and property. Fireworks are illegal in Contra Costa County. (click title for full story)
Town Offices Closed for 4th of July
The Town offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day, reopening on Monday, July 6, 2015. (click title for full story)
2015 Pavement Repair Project Notice to Proceed Issued
Bay Cities Paving & Grading has been issued a notice to proceed to begin construction. To learn more about the project, including a three-week advance schedule that will be updated weekly, visit the (click title for full story)
SMC Master Plan Environmental Impact Report
Town Council authorized the Town Manager to execute a professional services contract with Amy Skewes-Cox, environmental consultant, to prepare the Saint Mary’s College (SMC) Campus Master Plan Environmental Impact Report. SMC is in the process of preparing an update of the (click title for full story)
Lower Rheem Boulevard Stabilization Project
Contractor bids are being sought for the collaborative project between the Town and the developer (SummerHill Homes) to remove and repair the landslide affecting the Rheem Boulevard roadway and the reconstruction of the pavement. A construction contract will be awarded after bids are reviewed by both parties. Once a construction schedule is determined, advance notification will be (click title for full story)
Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit
Town Council approved sending a letter of opposition to the Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding proposed amendments to the reissuance of the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit. New unfunded mandates imposed on limited-resource communities, like Moraga, will make compliance difficult. (click title for full story)
Noise Ordinance and Unruly Party Ordinance
After discussion on the need to amend the Loud or Unruly Party and Noise Ordinances, Council directed staff to leave the Noise Ordinance unchanged, but bring back an amended Loud or Unruly Party Ordinance to increase fines, cite property owners whenever tenants are cited, and provide a longer time to issue a citation after a prior warning from 180 days to 12 months. An amended ordinance will be presented to Council in August or September. (click title for full story)
Conforming to the California Public Contract Code
Town Council introduced an Ordinance amending by deletion and replacement, Chapter 3.06 - Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Act Procedures of the Town of Moraga Municipal Code to conform to the California Public Contract Code (CPCC). The Ordinance was last amended (click title for full story)