Canyon Road, between Constance Place and the Valle Vista Staging Area, remains closed due to structural issues with the bridge. The road is closed to ALL TRAFFIC - motor vehicles, bicycles, horses and pedestrians. Please do not access the closed area as violators will be cited. (click title for full story)
The Town will be holding a public meeting to discuss the road and bridge closure on Thursday April 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at 335 Rheem Boulevard. The meeting will also be live-streamed, which can be accessed via the Town's website and allows people to watch from home.
The Town has a team of engineers, including geotechnical and structural engineers, who are studying the issues and working to come up with a solution. The structural integrity of the current bridge is being affected by earth movement. Although the bridge looks normal and has been functioning as designed, this earth movement is causing problems and adversely affecting the support structure under the bridge. If this continues to occur or if there is a rapid earth movement, the bridge can fail without warning and anyone on or around the bridge would be in danger. When the Town was advised of this risk to public safety, the bridge was closed.
The Town has publicized this closure through media outlets and electronic resources, advised bicycle user groups and has requested that traffic apps and maps reflect the closure. Please help us spread the word by passing this information to anyone you know who may travel through the area. The Town will continue to provide information and updates as they are available.
Thank you for your patience as the Town continues to work to identify the cause of this issue and develop the best solution for all involved.
Jon B. King
Chief of Police, Moraga Police Department
(925) 888-7049 - desk/voicemail
(925) 284-5010 - Dispatch 24/7
(925) 376-2850 - FAX
On Monday and Tuesday, April 24, 2017 and April 25, 2017 the redwood trees at Rancho Laguna Park will be treated with a fungicide for disease suppression. The park will be closed from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. (click title for full story)
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The final paving between St. Mary’s Road and Draeger Drive occured on Saturday, April 15. There will be intermittent closures the weeks of April 17 and April 24 between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm to raise the existing manholes back to the new grade and install the new pavement delineation. (click title for full story)
Moraga's historical gem, the Hacienda de las Flores park and events center, welcomes the community to a free fiesta de Mayo event on Sunday, May 7, noon to 6:00 pm, 2100 Donald Drive. This fiesta has something fun for every age - authentic Mexican food and drinks, beer and wine, live Mariachi Band, piñata contests, tortilla making, (click title for full story) bean bag toss games, historic photography, cupcake walks, and more. Presented by the Hacienda Foundation in cooperation with Moraga Parks and Recreation.
The Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend the approval of the (click title for full story) Saint Mary’s College Campus Master Plan and Environmental Impact Report. The recommendation represents a major milestone in the five-year, collaborative process between the Town and Saint Mary’s College (SMC) to develop the Master Plan, which provides a framework for the future planning of SMC’s Moraga campus over the next 15 years. The Town Council will consider adoption of the Campus Master Plan on May 10. For more information, contact Coleman Frick, Associate Planner, 925-888-7039.
Moraga residents host garage sales at their homes and the Town provides marketing and maps. (click title for full story) Register online or call 925-888-7036 for additional information.
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) receive an event t-shirt, a commemorative item, catered BBQ lunch, and a trophy for the winning team. The fee is $160 per team with a minimum of 12 teams needed, and a maximum of 24 teams allowed. Registration ends May 8, so follow the link to register a team.
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) finance and accounting (preferably public sector finance); pavement management and engineering; capital project management; or public affairs and communications are being sought. Please visit the Town website for the LSTOC application packet to submit to the Town Clerk’s Office, 329 Rheem Boulevard, or email to Town Clerk.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. This award for Fiscal Year 2015/16 is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state and local government financial reporting. To receive the award, entities must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized CAFR satisfying generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. (click title for full story)
The Town Council unanimously adopted revisions to the Town’s regulations for medical and non-medical cannabis, continuing to apply strict limitations on the cultivation and distribution of both medical and non-medical cannabis, while allowing for cannabis activities and use in conformance with California State Law. The updated regulations will go into effect on May 12, 2017. For more information contact Brian Horn, Associate Planner, 925-888-7044. (click title for full story)
Town Council presented a proclamation to Jaime Rich of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Moraga, recognizing the problems inherent in the use of alcohol by under-age youth that affect all communities. (click title for full story)
The current Moraga Road Underground Utility Conversion Project (Corliss Drive to Devin Drive) is in the last stages for the construction for the new underground facilities. All conversions from the existing overhead power source to the new underground system are complete, and PG&E recently removed their overhead lines from the wood poles along Moraga Road. Now both AT&T and Comcast need to perform similar work to allow the removal of all overhead lines and wood poles along the north side of Moraga Road. The utility work is expected to continue into May with occasional lane closures on Moraga Road. (click title for full story)