Town Of Moraga

Rheem Boulevard Sinkhole Repair Update, September 15, 2017
Repair work is on schedule with all of the failed 96 inch corrugated metal pipe removed. Installation of the new reinforced concrete pipe is scheduled to begin Monday, September 18. Temporary construction signage to direct motorists around the sinkhole and to identify open businesses has been erected. The Town worked closely with the Chamber of Commerce and affected businesses to finalize the temporary signage messaging. Although construction temporary signage is exempt from the sign ordinance, Town Council adopted a specific resolution to (click title for full story)
Canyon Road Bridge Closure Update - September 15, 2017
The utility relocation phase is complete and demolition of the bridge will begin on Monday, September 18, with work hours Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. (click title for full story)
Pear and Wine Festival - Saturday, September 23, 2017
Attend the 19th Annual Pear and Wine Festival at the Moraga Commons Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 23, for a family-friendly event celebrating Moraga’s pear history! Featuring: entertainment at the bandshell with DJ RyanO with Bubbles Live, Lucky Limbo, Great Moraga Sing Along etc.; wine tasting with the Lamorinda Winegrowers Association; pear pies; jumpies; local artists; food; community booths and (click title for full story)
Ribbon-Cutting at West Commons Park - September 23, 2017
Prior to the Pear and Wine Festival, join the Town on Saturday, September 23, for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony of West Commons Park! The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am at the Moraga Road entrance (across from the skate park). The West Commons Park will be Moraga’s newest park with interpretive signs and native flora and fauna. (click title for full story)
Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Relief Fundraiser - September 24
On Sunday, September 24, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, Tom and Bobbie Preston will host a Wine, Heirloom Tomato, and Cheese Tasting, with all proceeds going to the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Hurricane Relief Fund. Habitat for Humanity has a long history of efficient, effective rebuilding after natural disasters and takes a partnership approach to disaster response, working with other relief organizations. (click title for full story)
Moraga Town Manager Retirement - Update, September 18, 2017
My official date for retirement from service to the Town of Moraga will be Sunday, December 17, 2017. This date marks the 38th anniversary of the day I was hired as an original member of the Moraga Police Department, and I find it a fitting date to leave the Town's service. (click title for full story)
Thank You for Enjoying Hacienda Nights!
Last Friday, September 8, the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the fifth and final Hacienda Nights event of 2017. Now in its second year, Hacienda Nights gives residents an opportunity to enjoy summer nights surrounded by a variety of food trucks, the company of friends and family, and the festive atmosphere of the Hacienda de las Flores. (click title for full story)
Town Manager Recruitment Process
With the pending retirement of Town Manager Robert Priebe, the Town Council authorized an agreement for executive search services with Peckham & McKenney to identify a new Town Manager. This firm last worked for the Town in 2010, successfully placing Jill Keimach in the Town Manager position. (click title for full story)
Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance
The Town Council reviewed an Ordinance revising and updating the Town’s regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as “Secondary Living” or “In-Law” units. The purpose of the Ordinance is to address recent changes in State law intended to streamline and simplify the approval of these units. (click title for full story)
Oversize Vehicle Parking Ordinance
The Town Council reviewed an Ordinance amending Moraga’s Municipal Code (MMC) regulating the parking of vehicles on public streets. The purpose of these amendments is to update the MMC to address recurring issues related to the parking of vehicles on streets for long periods of time and to establish regulations to control the parking of commercial and oversize vehicles in residential areas. (click title for full story)
Centralized Video Surveillance Project
The Town Council accepted a $60,000 donation from the Moraga Community Foundation (MCF) to be used to implement a centralized video surveillance program for the Town. MCF coordinated a fundraising campaign and raised the money in less than four months, due to the generosity of residents and others outside the community. (click title for full story)
Moraga Welcomes New Postmaster
Manuel Valdez was sworn in as Postmaster at the Moraga Post Office on Center Street on September 1, 2017. Mayor Teresa Onoda was on hand to congratulate him and present him with a proclamation from the Moraga Town Council. Mr. Valdez has worked in nine different facilities including Orinda and Fremont and is pleased to join the staff as Postmaster of Moraga. Postmaster Valdez will be responsible for all postal delivery and retail operations for the Town of Moraga. Mayor Onoda encourages all residents to stop by and welcome Postmaster Valdez to Moraga. (click title for full story)
Volunteers Needed!
Moraga depends on volunteers to serve on all of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees that require citizen involvement and provide input and information to the Town Council. There is currently an opening on the (click title for full story)