General Plan Update
- The City Council last updated Moraga’s General Plan in 2002. It included minor elements on improving public transportation and bicycle usage, air quality and protecting the natural environment surrounding Moraga. A general Plan update is due in 2012.
Climate Action Planning
- Created a Climate Action Task Force with goals of reducing GHG emissions and creating a Climate Action Plan.
- Signed the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
- Completed a Greenhouse Gas Inventory and presented results to council.
- Retrofitted a portion of Town owned street lighting with LED’s. Expected savings of $5500/year in energy costs.
- Incorporated Build It Green provisions into the towns Design Guidelines for new subdivisions.
- Completed an ABAG Energy Audit
- Partnered with East Bay Energy Watch
- Passed a Construction and Demolition Ordinance requiring a Waste Management Plan and diversion of at least 50% of materials from landfill.
- The town encourages water conservation through its support of the Contra Costa Clean Water Program.
- The Towns Residential Design guidelines encourage drought tolerant plant species and automatic rain shut-off controller devices.
- Started the Livable Moraga Road Project a community-based planning effort for Moraga Road looking at way to improve traffic flow, safety, and connectivity along the corridor for all users-auto bicycles, pedestrians and transit; connections to neighborhoods, schools, and shopping areas.
- Participates in subregional transportation planning with Lafayette and Orinda to complete a feasibility study of local commuter shuttle service to provide additional transit options.
- Preservation of Open Space provides carbon sequestering. Moraga has two Designated Priority Conservation Areas. (Indian Valley and Moso and Non-Moso Open Space)
- Moraga has an Open Space Ordinance protecting open spaces.
- Moraga has a Tree Preservation Ordinance as of 2003
- Passed an Integrated Pest Management Plan that reduces pesticide use in parks a 2012 project of the year for the American Public Works Association Northern California Chapter
- Residents work closely through Sustainable Moraga, a local non-profit organization.
- Moraga supports local agriculture through its year round Farmer’s Market.
Town of Moraga Website