Measure K Funding
In 2012, the Measure K sales tax initiative was approved for general purposes and the Town may use the revenue for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to addressing the Town’s most financially critical need to repair its failing streets and storm drains. The Town Council has stated its intention to spend the proceeds from the additional sales tax for road repair, as reflected in its annual goals since 2010 and unanimously supported by the entire Town Council.
In 2013, the Town leveraged $600,000 of Measure K funds to yield upfront funds of $7.7 million in Certificates of Participation to spend on a three-year intensive pavement program which significantly increased the Town’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) from 49 to 70. In 2015, the Town garnered a Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to survey the pavement condition of all Town streets.
The 2015 P-TAP report projected that the network PCI would decline to a 67 by 2018 given the reduced funding level of $1.1 million. The Town prepared a plan on how to address the remaining 17 years of Measure K with remaining unleveraged annual sales tax to maximize the condition of the pavement network by integrating four new pavement strategies:
- Budget an appropriate percentage of funding for each treatment type;
- Budget non-Measure K funds at or greater than pre-Measure K levels; and
- Focus on one type of treatment per year;
- Partner with other agencies to reduce costs.
In 2018, the Town garnered another P-TAP grant to evaluate the condition of the streets which resulted in an increase in the Town’s PCI to 74. This increase is a result of the impact of the above strategies, Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation (RMRA - new Senate Bill 1 Gas Tax) revenue, additional Garbage Vehicle Impact Fees, and the success in securing additional funding in excess of $700,000 annually, on average.
For more information about Measure K expenditures, please visit the Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee.
In addition to Measure K revenues, there are other funding sources which have helped pay for this infrastructure.
The Town of Moraga received grant funding from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The rubber used on numerous paving project has diverted nearly 80,000 tires from going to California landfills while gaining beneficial properties to our Town’s Pavement.