MORAGA-ORINDA FIRE District
Board reshuffles in wake of resignation; eyes vacancy
Director John Wyro has been elected MOFD board president in a shuffle following the resignation of former president Frank Sperling last month.
First-term board member Alex Evans is now vice-president and fellow first-term director Steve Anderson is serving as board secretary. Director Fred Weil has assumed the role of treasurer.
Directors are also considering what to do with the board vacancy. Options deliberated at a meeting June 5 include appointing a new director or holding an election. The board will continue the discussion at a public meeting June 20 in the Sarge Littlehale Community Room, 22 Orinda Way. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
'A Day in the Life of Lafayette' contest
A citywide photo event designed to capture how residents see Lafayette over 24 hours will be held June 21, when those who live or work in the city will take pictures in the city anytime between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. One submission per photographer will be accepted at city offices starting July 12 until July 30 at 5:30 p.m. Photos will then be reviewed by the Lafayette Public Art Committee, and winning selections displayed at the Library Art Gallery in the Community Hall.
Photographers under 18 should include their age and school. Photographs must be appropriate for public display. For more information, visit the city's website.
Terraces of Lafayette appeal June 24
A continued hearing of an appeal from lawyers seeking a modified environmental review of a proposed 315-unit apartment complex on behalf of the project's owners and developers will be held June 24.
City Council members will consider an the appeal of the Terraces of Lafayette complex by lawyers who are asking city leaders to certify the Terraces' EIR but reject conclusions about the project's impacts, which they argue don't line up with expert analysis.
The owners and developers have applied for a number of permits which have not yet been approved.
City budget up for adoption June 18
Orinda leaders will meet June 18 to adopt the city's two-year budget and five-year capital improvement plan.
According to the draft budget, the city will begin fiscal year 2014 with about $7.49 million in the general fund. Staffers are projecting the city will receive $10.6 million in revenue next year and about $10.8 million in 2015. Officials have also agreed to augment their general fund reserve and set aside more money for a general plan update. For budget details, visit www.cityoforinda.org
Town set to resume budget talks June 19
The town council is set to resume budget talks at a meeting June 19 following discussions last month about the draft 2013-2014 budget and capital improvement plan.
Officials are estimating the town will end the current fiscal year with a $98,681 general fund surplus. They are projecting revenues of $7.95 million, including $1 million in Measure K taxes to be spent on roads next year, and expenditures of $7.45 million including about $1.1 million for the town's street pavement management program. For budget details, visit www.moraga.ca.us.