Last week we put Moraga in the spotlight and asked our readers to give the town of Moraga a grade. Answers varied, but most people gave Moraga a “B.”
We asked our readers to on livability, small town feel and the town government. Of the voters, 15 percent gave Moraga an “A” and 58 percent gave Moraga a “B.” A somewhat surprising 19 percent of voters gave Moraga a “D.”
People on the street generally gave Moraga high grades, citing safety and family atmosphere as Moraga’s best features.
Both Pat and Corinne of Moraga gave their town an “A,” citing the open space and safety of the town as positive aspects of living in Moraga.
However, some find Moraga to be a little too safe. Barry Leskin gave Moraga a “B.” He said while he enjoyed jogging in the parks, the town was a bit subdued.
“It’s kind of dull. It’s clean and it’s quiet, but it lacks energy,” said Leskin.
Leskin said that new stores could bring new energy to the town and liven things up.
On that note, the look and feel of Moraga shopping centers was a subject of discussion in the comments sections of the poll article.
Commenter Kevin Grabenstatter gave Moraga a “B.”
“Fix the roads and spruce up the two commercial centers, and it's an easy A,” he wrote.
Natasha McCullough and Claudia Crivelli, incoming Campolindo High School freshmen, both had positive things to say about Moraga.
McCullough gave Moraga an “A” and said that she liked that you could walk to the movie theater from the high school, and there were lots of local, cheap places to eat.
Crivelli agreed, giving Moraga a “B+.”
“You can walk around everywhere, you’re never in the middle of nowhere and there’s always something to do,” she said.
In general, feedback was positive, although the high number of “D’s” begs the questions: What's wrong with Moraga? How would you make Moraga better? Let us know in the comments.