The Town is hosting a ballot box for the election on Tuesday, May 19, for the State Senate 7th District open seat. The ballot box will be located upstairs in the Town offices, 329 Rheem Boulevard, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, beginning Monday, April 27. Remember to vote! (click title for full story)
RecycleSmart residents from Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo are encouraged to attend this very hands-on composting workshop sponsored by RecycleSmart on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Space is limited and registration (click title for full story) is required: http://www.recyclesmart.org/ (register by April 28)
Fee is $20.00 per household and all supplies included!
The Hacienda Foundation of Moraga and the Lamorinda Montessori School present the 7th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Sunday, May 3, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. The fiesta will be fun for the whole family, featuring a live Mariachi band, authentic Mexican food and drink, piñatas, games, (click title for full story) and tortilla making! Admission is $5 per adult, children free. This is a fundraiser for the Hacienda Foundation of Moraga, and 100% of the proceeds go towards improvements at the Hacienda de las Flores.
After interviewing two exceptional architectural firms proposing to preserve and enhance the Hacienda de las Flores, Town Council directed staff to begin negotiation discussions with Gould Evans, a San Francisco based firm. Terms of the final contract will be brought back to a future Town Council meeting for consideration. The visioning process is the initial phase (click title for full story) in creating a more sustainable community facility, with potential for a mix of public-private partnership opportunities and a chance to enhance, promote and preserve the Hacienda de las Flores.
Omni-Means presented a feasibility analysis of traffic safety improvements at the St. Mary’s Road/Rheem Boulevard and St. Mary’s Road/Bollinger Canyon Road intersections to improve safety and traffic flow. The consultant recommended a coordinated set of improvements to install a roundabout at each intersection and improve the vertical grade changes in the section of roadway in between. The improvements (click title for full story) also provide better pedestrian connectivity to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail and to Bollinger Canyon Road. At Council direction, staff will work to pursue grant funding for the design, environmental, and construction phases of the project.
April 22, 2015 was proclaimed as “2014-2015 Campolindo Boys Varsity Basketball Team Day” to honor the team’s many accomplishments including a Diablo Foothill Athletic League title with a 12-0 record; the first Campolindo NorCal Championship and trip to the State championship game; and a 28-5 season record. The Council recognized (click title for full story) many individual player awards and accomplishments and also honored Assistant Coach Jeff Martin and Head Coach Matt Watson as the NorCal Preps and San Francisco Chronicle Coach of the Year.
On April 6, the Planning Commission approved the Precise Development Plan (PDP) for the Rancho Laguna II project, a 27 lot single-family subdivision. The PDP is the third and final step of the planned development process. With this approval, the Planning Commission incorporated an alternative design for the (click title for full story) trailhead parking on Fay Hill Road, which consists of three parallel parking spaces on the shoulder of the road. For additional information, contact Ella Samonsky at 925-888-7042.
The Town Council will consider the appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Moraga Town Center Homes project (a 36-unit Attached Single Family Residential Development) on May 13. This is a continuation of the hearing from April 8. (click title for full story)
The staff report, project plans and background information can be found on the Town's website. For additional information, contact Ella Samonsky at 925-888-7042.
The Town Council adopted a charter forming the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the upcoming Moraga Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) Update and Wayfinding Plan. The Town Council will select residents interested in making Moraga a walk- and bike-friendly community. A call for volunteers will be issued shortly, and (click title for full story) local residents are encouraged to apply! To learn more about the PBMP Update and Wayfinding Plan, and the role of the CAC, please visit http://www.moraga.ca.us/walkbikemoraga or email email@example.com.
SummerHill Homes will start grading activities for the new subdivision, Harvest Court, on Camino Ricardo in the next few weeks. For more information about the Harvest Court community please contact (click title for full story) Denise Cunningham, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for construction related questions please contact Paul Medeiros, Construction Vice President at (408) 529-6020 or email him at email@example.com.
Saint Mary’s College is working with an acoustical consultant to better understand and document the noise impacts of its intramural sports fields. This study is being conducted in conjunction with an appeal of a Town requirement to limit the hours of operation of the sports field, which is due to be heard by the Town Council in May following a continued hearing in March. The College is also (click title for full story) working with staff on a redesign of the sports fields lighting to reduce nuisance glare on adjacent neighborhoods.
Be a part of this second annual event. Do some spring cleaning, get your neighbors to participate and make some extra money selling your forgotten treasures. Host a garage sale at your home and let the Town Parks and Recreation Department provide (click title for full story) the marketing and maps. Register online or call 925-888-7036 for information.