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Each quote below comes straight from Town Hall - either from documents or spoken words.

On noise limits and concerns at the Hacienda:

Neither Lafayette nor Orinda have outdoor event venues or detailed, specific, or applicable noise ordinances.

FALSE.

Both have detailed noise regulations; Orinda's specifically calls out amplified sound and outdoor events

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"We are at the end of the life of all of our storm drain systems"

FALSE.

The 2015 Master Storm Drain Study says the "condition of the storm drain system in Moraga is very good"

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"The Revenue Enhancement Committee Determined the Town Does Not Have a Spending Problem"

FALSE.

The committee report specifically indicates it did not analyze spending.

At all.

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"We're actually saving money with interim employees because "we don't have to pay benefits or CalPERS retirement"

FALSE.

The hourly rates being paid include benefits and CalPERS retirement costs

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Q: "How much did it cost to acquire and renovate the Town Council Chambers?"

A: $1,177,800

FALSE.

The total cost nears $2,400,000.

The Town's answer omits the cost of purchasing real estate for approximately $1.2MM

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"Roundabouts are grant funded"

FALSE.

Over $200,000 of Town money has been spent on Roundabout Studies

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"Check the Town website for the real facts"

FALSE.

0-for-5 on the Fact Check Series speaks for itself, no?

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The Town Needs Another $155,000/yr in Taxes for EPA Clean Water Compliance, In Addition to $250,000/yr It Already Recieves

FALSE.

The hourly rates being paid include benefits and CalPERS retirement costs

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FALSE.

The Town Only Spends 10%-25% of Existing EPA Clean Water Money On Intended Purposes

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