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The Week Ahead: Parcel Tax Votes, Children's Nutrition Seminar, Youth Soccer Tryouts

Some of the meetings and events happening this week in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda

Two school boards will vote on parcel tax measure proposals this week
Two school boards will vote on parcel tax measure proposals this week

On Monday afternoon, the Finance Committee of the Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Sarge Littlehale Room in the Orinda city offices, 22 Orinda Way.

On the agenda is a mid-year financial report that states the district could run out of cash in a few years if current spending and revenue trends continue.

On Monday evening, the Acalanes Union High School District board of education will meet to discuss a proposed parcel tax measure.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the district offices, 1212 Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette.

On the agenda is a discussion of the feasibility of putting a new parcel tax measure on a future ballot.

Also on Monday evening, the Lafayette City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

On the agenda is a review of the Lamorinda Action Plan and a discussion of 2014 goals.

On Wednesday afternoon, a book reading will be held to honor Chinese New Year.

Author Oliver Chin will begin his reading at 4 p.m. at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road.

Chin will read from his book, "The Year Of The Horse."

On Thursday morning, the Lafayette School District board of education will hold a special meeting to discuss a parcel tax measure.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the district offices, 3477 School St.

The school board will discuss a proposal to place an annual $539 per parcel tax on the May ballot to replace two expiring tax measures. The tax would begin on July 1, 2015.

On Thursday evening, the group Livable Moraga Road will hold a meeting.

The gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Mosaic Room of the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive in Moraga.

The organization’s goal is to improve traffic circulation and the quality of life along the Moraga Road corridor between St. Mary’s Road and Campolindo High School.

Also on Thursday evening, the second in the Community Leadership Series will begin.

A discussion on “Clarifying Your Small Victory and Building a Vision for Success” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Serbian Cultural Center, 1700 School St. in Moraga.

Other forums will be held on Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27.

Also on Thursday evening, a forum on children's nutrition will be held.

The discussion by registered dietician Jill West begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts & Discovery Center at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

West consulted with 400 nutrition experts as she compiled her latest book on children's nutrition.

Also on Thursday evening, a forum will be held with candidates for the State Assembly's 16th District.

The discussion sponsored by the Lamorinda Democratic Club at 7 p.m. in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

The candidates invited to attend are Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich, Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti.

On Saturday afternoon, tryouts will be held for a boys and girls soccer club.

The tryouts for the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club begin at noon at Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Road in Moraga.

The club has different age groups for boys and girls under 14.




c5 January 26, 2014 at 03:11 PM
The entire point of having a sunset provision is so that taxpayers can reassess to see if the economic rationale has changed. As for the senior exemption, that is blatantly unfair and literally a bribe for votes. I'm sure this will pass, but I'm likely a no based on the above.
Art Ziekel January 26, 2014 at 10:19 PM
My kid went out for Eclipse soccer last year. They "drafted" an extra team for that age group and we were in. The next four months of weekends were spent driving all over godforsaken parts of Northern CA to see our team get crushed and coached by a kid who must have been the last soccer coach available. It was a reminder that life is short, youth sports should be given a very modest weight in our lives it deserves and should be played with leisure in our own communities. I wish I could get those four months of our lives back.
LamorindaMan January 27, 2014 at 04:33 AM
Will definitely vote for the parcel tax.

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