Town Of Moraga

Town Road Openings and Closures
The Rheem Boulevard Landslide Repair and Repaving project is progressing with the Rheem Boulevard road closure between Fernwood Drive and Via Barcelona planned to reopen by the end of March. Once reopened, the Town will utilize Rheem Boulevard as the primary detour route for road closures associated with the Moraga Road Resurfacing project that will repave Moraga Road between St. Mary’s Road and Draeger Drive. The Town plans to (click title for full story)
Detour Traffic Enforcement
Moraga Police will be conducting extra patrols and radar enforcement on the newly opened Rheem Boulevard (after March 31) and other detour routes during the Moraga Road construction in response to concerns of residents about speeding and potentially reckless drivers on these streets. Officers will be STRICTLY ENFORCING the vehicle code. Drivers should always be careful to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, especially while detours and lane closures are in effect. Please drive safely! (click title for full story)
Saint Mary's College Gaels Join March Madness
The Saint Mary’s College (SMC) Men’s Basketball team received an invitation to the NCAA tournament, seeded #7 in the West Regional bracket played in Salt Lake City, UT. The Gaels left Moraga on March 14 with a lively send off from campus and a police escort. They won their first game 85-77 against #10 seed VCU, advancing to play #2 seed Arizona before losing 69-60. The team returned home on Sunday, March 19 with another police escort and a warm welcome from students, faculty, staff, and Town officials. A noted SMC alumnus Matthew Dellavedova, currently a professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, was also present to welcome the team and congratulate them on a great season. (click title for full story)
Rheem Boulevard Sinkhole Birthday
The Sinkhole celebrated its one year anniversary on March 13. The community and Town not only shared birthday cake at the Sinkhole site but also shared the frustration of going through the lengthy federal emergency funding process. The Town must still receive approvals from Caltrans who administers the federal funds to bid the (click title for full story)
Leisure Sport Triathlon - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Introducing the inaugural Moraga Leisure Sport Triathlon on Saturday, May 27, 2017; a fun alternative to the traditional triathlon! Teams of four will participate and compete in Bocce Ball, Cornhole, and Disc Golf. The event starts at 11:00 am, with teams rotating between the three activities throughout the day and ending around 3:00 pm. Participants will (click title for full story)
Cannabis Distribution and Cultivation Ordinance
Town Council unanimously voted to adopt an Ordinance updating Moraga’s existing cannabis regulations, including changes to address the recent California voter approval of recreational cannabis. The regulations will continue the Town’s strict limitations on cannabis sales, distribution and cultivation, allowing those activities only to the minimum extent permissible by State law. A second reading of the Ordinance will be held (click title for full story)
Seasonal Job Opportunities
The Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting part-time employees to work at Camp Hacienda, the Town-run summer day camp. Positions include Recreation Leader I and Recreation Leader II. Leaders will engage campers with (click title for full story)
Carr Ranch Dedication
On March 15, local dignitaries were invited to the dedication of the Carr Ranch property, owned for over 100 years by the Carr family and located at the extreme southeast boundary of Moraga Town limits, at the end of Camino Pablo. The John Muir Land Trust partnered with East Bay Municipal Utility District to purchase the 604 acres of pristine land for $7M. The purchase prevents any future development of the land and will permanently protect the watershed, essential wildlife habitats, and provide open space for hiking and equestrian activities. The formal opening to the public is planned for this fall. (click title for full story)
Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee Volunteers Needed
The Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee reviews audits and tracks the performance of the paving programs and services to prepare an annual independent report for the Council regarding the use of Measure K funds. The Town is currently recruiting candidates to serve two-year terms on the Committee. Candidates with expertise in (click title for full story)
New Chase Bank at Moraga Way and School Street
The Town Council approved, on a 3-2 vote, a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, Variances (for signage) and grading permit for a new Chase Bank with drive-thru ATM at Moraga Way and School Street. The item was called up after the previous Planning Commission approval by Mayor Onoda. The Council discussed the proposed project, focusing on the (click title for full story)
Saint Mary's College Draft Master Paln and Final EIR Available
The Draft Saint Mary’s College Campus Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report are available for public review, in advance of upcoming public hearings to consider their approval. All documents are available for review on (click title for full story)
Refund Request Associated with Augusta Drive Landslide Repairs
Town Council considered a request by an Augusta Drive property owner for a refund of fees paid to the Town in conjunction with landslide-related repairs. In light of the ongoing litigation between property owners, East Bay Municipal Utility District and East Bay Regional Park District regarding last March’s landslide, the Town Council suggested a decision on the request would be premature, and that the item should be returned for reconsideration following resolution of the litigation. (click title for full story)
Council Recognizes Prescription Drug Awareness Month
Town Council presented a proclamation to Jaimie Rich of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) declaring March Prescription Drug Awareness Month in Moraga, recognizing the magnitude and seriousness of prescription drug abuse issues that affect all communities. (click title for full story)