Town Of Moraga

GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY
On April 19, 2016, the Honorable Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring storm-related damage to roads and highways as a State of Emergency. The proclamation names Contra Costa County and several other counties which will cover Moraga's sinkhole and assist the Town of Moraga with qualifying for financial assistance to help fund necessary repairs. (click title for full story)
Moraga Businesses are Open for Business!
Many in Moraga have been inconvenienced by the sinkhole, but none as much as the businesses in the Rheem shopping areas. Detours through the two commercial centers have raised questions about business availability. All Rheem area businesses are open, accessible, and need everyone's support. All Moraga businesses generate critical sales tax revenues that support the community. Please remember to Shop Moraga First! (click title for full story)
Sign Up for Nixle Alerts and Nextdoor.com
The Town posts important alerts and information on both Nixle.com and Nextdoor.com, both of which are free. For Nixle, go to (click title for full story)
Hacienda De Las Flores Conceptual Plan
The Town Council is scheduled to review and comment on a final conceptual plan for the Hacienda de las Flores, as presented by Gould Evans, a San Francisco architectural firm, at the April 27 meeting. After months of community discussion, conceptualizing, and designing, the Town Council and community will have another opportunity to provide input on this project. One of the 2016 Town Council goals is to develop (click title for full story)
Library Restroom Remodel Project
The Town Council accepted the public restroom remodel project as complete. The facilities now meet current building codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Enjoy the new drinking fountain, complete with the first bottle filling station in a Moraga public facility. (click title for full story)
IRS Scam
Moraga citizens are once again being victimized by two scams: fraudulent tax returns being filed and scam telephone calls from fake IRS agents demanding money. If a fraudulent tax return has been filed using your name and information, report it immediately to the IRS. The IRS does not call about past-due taxes – they DO send letters via (click title for full story)
Community Garage Sale - Saturday, May 21
The Moraga Community Garage Sale provides an opportunity to clean out garages, attics, storage sheds and closets, while meeting neighbors and recycling unwanted items. Town of Moraga residents are invited to hold garage sales at their homes, join with (click title for full story)
Tree Removal and Landscape Plans at Campolindo High School
The Town has received a number of queries about the recent tree removal along the Campolindo High School frontage. The work is part of a larger project by the School District to re-landscape the school frontage and campus, removing trees that were in poor health, hazardous, or poorly suited for their locations. The District is re-planting with a (click title for full story)
Livable Moraga Road Survey Results
The Town Council received and discussed the results of the recent Town-wide mail survey on options for the reconfiguration of Moraga Road between Donald and Corliss Drives, as part of the Livable Moraga Road project. After lengthy discussion about the safety needs of pedestrians and cyclists in this segment, and (click title for full story)
Establishment of Community Court
The Town Council authorized an agreement with the District Attorney’s office to establish a Lamorinda Community Court. Community Court provides a voluntary non-criminal alternative for first offenders of minor crimes. Hearings are conducted by a trained, licensed attorney, who may issue a directive including a fine, community service and/or counseling. When the participant completes the directive, the case is discharged. The program is voluntary and the offender can opt out at any time during the process. Call Moraga Police for more information at 925-888-7049. (click title for full story)
Judy Dinkle Named Moraga's 2016 Citizen of the Year
Judy Dinkle, a 35 year Moraga resident, is a Moraga volunteer extraordinaire with service starting in 2001 as a Board Member of the Moraga Park Foundation. She was instrumental in the creation of the Hacienda Foundation of Moraga, which was founded to preserve, protect and improve the Hacienda de las Flores, one of Judy’s greatest loves. Judy will be honored at an awards banquet on Friday, April 29, at the Saint Mary's College Soda Center. Tickets are available for (click title for full story)
East Bay Regional Parks District Trail Section Closed
Due to a creek bank failure, the Lafayette-Moraga Trail is closed along a stretch of Laguna Creek that parallels Country Club Drive. The majority of the erosion is occurring just upstream from the Canyon Bridge where the foot path meets Canyon Road. The trail has been barricaded to protect pedestrians. East Bay Municipal Utilities District owns the affected land and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District uses the trail for emergency access. Both agencies are aware of the current situation. (click title for full story)