Town Of Moraga

Canyon Road Bridge Closure Update - May 25, 2017
The Canyon Road Bridge continues to be closed to all traffic. Please use alternate routes. The Town will continue to provide information and updates as they become available.
On June 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting, staff will be presenting possible options for reopening the Canyon Road Bridge detailing associated costs, scheduling and any potential impacts to permanent bridge replacement.
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Moraga Established as HeartSafe Community
Council adopted a resolution declaring Moraga as a HeartSafe Community and took the first official action of the three Lamorinda communities to create a Lamorinda HeartSafe Community. HeartSafe Community status is achieved by demonstrating education in CPR, emergency response capabilities, publicly available Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) and other health-related efforts. Chief Healy and Dennis Rein of MOFD and Pat Frost from Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services presented Moraga with the first HeartSafe sign in Lamorinda. (click title for full story)
Fundraising for Surveillance Cameras
The Moraga Community Foundation (MCF), in conjunction with a group of residents, has begun a $60,000 fundraising effort for a Community Watch Program, which includes the purchase and installation of cameras at five strategic locations at high traffic entrances to the Town. Each location will include license plate recognition cameras and high definition color overview cameras. All camera data will be securely stored by the Moraga Police Department and accessed only by police investigators in connection with a crime. (click title for full story)
Council Approves Zoning Code Amendments
Council approved a series of proposed updates and amendments to the Town’s zoning regulations. Many of the changes simplify procedures for common residential property improvements such as installation of small accessory buildings (e.g. sheds and greenhouses); construction and extension of decks; and minor expansions of residential buildings that do not conform to current setbacks. Adoption of the ordinance enacting the amendments will be considered on May 10, and if adopted, effective 30 days thereafter. (click title for full story)
Moraga's Community Choice Aggregation Program
The Town Council authorized staff to proceed with next steps for the Town to join the MCE (previously Marin Clean Energy) Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. Participation in MCE means that Moraga energy customers will be able to receive a higher percentage of their electricity from renewable sources, among other benefits. Council’s decision was based on MCE’s proven track record of providing service to numerous Bay Area jurisdictions, and general benefits of CCAs in increasing consumer choice while addressing greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Council will consider approval of the necessary documents to officially join the MCE Joint Powers Authority at the May 24 meeting. Once these agreements are finalized, MCE will work with the Town over the next several months to launch the program, including focused outreach to all local energy customers. (click title for full story)
FY 2017/18 Budget Preparation Process
At the April 25 Audit and Finance Committee (AFC) meeting, staff provided the committee with an update on the FY 2017/18 budget preparation process. After several consecutive years of cost cutting and deferring needed maintenance and repairs to Town facilities, infrastructure and equipment, staff anticipates that a balanced budget will not be possible without reducing services that directly impact the community. After much discussion, the AFC recommended the Town Council move forward with their adopted goal of examining a potential general fund revenue measure for a future ballot. (click title for full story)
Moraga Road Utility Underground Project Update
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)