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Moraga to conduct community outreach focus groups

By Jonathan Morales
Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 5:10 pm in Uncategorized.

Starting this weekend, the town of Moraga will conduct focus groups designed to glean the public’s opinion of the various recommendations of the Revenue Enhancement Committee as well as learn more about what residents’ priorities are.

Town Manager Mike Segrest said there will be six groups of about 10-12 residents each. The participants were selected (mostly) randomly (mostly — Segrest said the town did try to get as wide a geographical representation as possible) from phone screenings — screeners grabbed the numbers from the voter rolls.

The meetings are not open to the public and will be facilitated by volunteers.

Among the Revenue Enhancement Committee’s recommendations were a special benefit assessment tax to improve roads, a property transfer tax to bolster the town’s general fund and a closer relationship with Saint Mary’s College to help with economic revitalization. You can read the committee’s final recommendations here.

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