Town Of Moraga

Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation
An informative booklet is now available to assist you in preparing your family, home and neighborhood for the approaching wildland fire season. The more prepared we are as a community, the better we will be able to respond. Don’t forget to register for the Contra Costa County Community Warning System, prepare your home by (click title for full story)
Proclamation for Police Week and Peace Officers' Memorial Day
The Town Council honored the Moraga Police Department by declaring May 11 to 17 as Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. These declarations are authorized by Federal Law and honor the ultimate sacrifices made by peace officers throughout the country. The Moraga Police Department also honors Moraga Police Officer Mary Anne Borden, who died in 1988 from cancer. Thank you to all MPD officers for their service to the Moraga community. (click title for full story)
Mobile Moraga Available Now!
The Town has launched Mobile Moraga which enables citizens to report non-emergency concerns to the Town. The FREE app is now available for download in the App Store and in Google Play. Citizens can also report concerns through Mobile Moraga on the Town’s website under “Quick Links”. Mobile Moraga also (click title for full story)
School Bus Safety
The Moraga Police Department (MPD) has been receiving a number of traffic complaints about speeding in school zones and drivers passing school buses that are displaying flashing red lights. These lights signify that children are getting on or off the bus and there is a danger of a child darting out into traffic. Drivers in both directions are required to stop while the red lights are flashing. If the (click title for full story)
School Bus Drivers Needed
The Lamorinda School Bus Transportation Agency is experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply. With no nights or weekends required, opportunities for additional hours and paid training, all qualified applicants are welcome to apply. Call 925-926-0375 or (click title for full story)
$2.65 Million FHWA Emergency Relief Reimbursement
The Town’s is scheduled to receive $2.65 million from the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief in reimbursement for the temporary Canyon Road bridge project prior to fiscal year end, June 30, 2019. $1 million will be used to repay a loan from the One-Time Developer Fees Fund (Palos Colorados). The remaining $1.65 million will repay a General Fund loan. $745,000 is needed (click title for full story)
Climate Action Plan Implementation Update
The Town Council was given an update on the progress in implementing the goals and strategies of the Town’s Climate Action Plan. After considering recommendations from staff, the Council voted unanimously to direct staff to pursue three projects: (1) installing public electric vehicle charging stations at the Town offices and the main Moraga Commons parking lot; (2) installing public water (click title for full story)
Two Engineering Positions Now Open
The Engineering Department has openings for an Associate Civil Engineer and an Engineering Intern. (click title for full story)
Fire Prevention Presentation by MOFD Chief
Chief Winnacker provided information on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s (MOFD) efforts to mitigate wildland fire risk which included information on high severity zones; history on major past fires and the role of Diablo winds; the importance of fire breaks and their multi-agency work to coordinate more effective breaks; the importance of defensible space; and community evacuation planning. MOFD has been proactive in fire prevention efforts which include notifying residents that vegetation needs to (click title for full story)
Master Fee Schedule Approved
As part of the annual budget process, the Town Council adopted a resolution to authorize updates to the Town’s Master Fee Schedule. The FY 2019/20 updated Master Fee Schedule lists all the fees and charges by department to offset the Town’s costs in processing permits, licenses, subdivision maps and entitlements and other services. The updated Master Fee Schedule will become effective July 7, 2019 and is integrated in the proposed FY 2019/20 budget. (click title for full story)
FY 2019/20 Operating and Capital Improvement Program Budgets
Following the mid-year budget review and the development of the Town goals and priorities in January, the Town Council and staff began the process of developing the operating and capital budgets for FY 2019/20. The process typically starts in late December when individual departments analyze their needs and priorities. They are now submitting their budget proposals to the Town (click title for full story)
Sign Up For Community Warning System
During a disaster, such as a fire or earthquake, it is important to communicate accurate and prompt safety information to everyone. In an emergency, both Police and Fire agencies will primarily be using the Community Warning System to notify people of the need to evacuate or take other action. These notifications may not reach you if you have not registered your information with the (click title for full story)
Street Lighting Assessment District
In order to maintain and continue the street lighting assessment district, the Town is required to conduct an annual levy and collection process. Town Council approved the Engineer’s Report, declared the intent to levy and collect assessments for Fiscal Year 2019/20, and set a Public Hearing date of June 12, 2019. (click title for full story)