Town Hall

RCPC Annual Meeting Postponed

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Rockridge Community Planning Council has voted unanimously that RCPC’s Annual Meeting and Election of Directors, scheduled to be held on April 16, 2020, be POSTPONED.

A new date, once set, will be announced in the next printed issue of The Rockridge News.

RCPC Town Hall with Ryan Russo on Thursday, January 16th

Sunday, January 12, 2020

All are welcome and encouraged to join the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) at the first Town Hall of the year. The meeting will be held on January 16, from 7:30-9pm, at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College, in the upstairs meeting room.

January’s event will feature several topics of interest. To start the evening off, Brooke Levin, former Director of Public Works at City of Oakland, will briefly introduce Oakland Measure Q, a parcel tax to clean up our local parks, waterways and recreation areas, and address the homeless crisis.

June 20th Joint RCPC/NCPC Town Hall Meeting Report

Thursday, July 4, 2019

On Thursday, June 20th, the Rockridge Community Planning Council and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council held their annual joint town hall meeting.  It was an opportunity for the two organizations to join together on a topic of mutual interest.  This year, that topic was disaster preparedness.

April 2019 Land Use Committee Update

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Following up on the previous week’s Town Hall featuring Senator Skinner’s Communications Director, Bob Gammon, explaining the bill, the committee discussed various aspects of the bill and how it might affect Oakland and Rockridge.  Committee members raised numerous concerns about the bill.  Perhaps the biggest concern is that the bill, like its predecessor SB 827, attempts a “one-size-fits-all” approach to addressing California’s shortage of affordable housing.  Indeed, Mr.

April 2019 Town Hall Meeting - More on SB 50

Friday, May 3, 2019

The April 18th Town Hall was primarily devoted to a high-interest program: explaining California Senate Bill 50 – a bill to promote housing near train and ferry stops, along major bus routes, and in major job centers – and how it might affect Rockridge.  The program, expertly moderated by Ms.

TOWN HALL: REDEVELOPMENT OF CCA, BYLAWS VOTE

Monday, January 14, 2019
AGENDA:
 
1. Redevelopment of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Oakland campus. 
Public presentation + discussion of plans.

Special Town Hall - 15th Assembly District Candidates' Night - video now available on YouTube!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

There was a packed auditorium at College Preparatory School on the evening of October 18th to hear a candidate forum featuring the two candidates for the California Assembly 15th District:  Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks.  The forum was moderated by the Oakland League of Women Voters and also co-sponsored by the East Bay Housing Organizations.

RCPC-Oakland League of Women Voters Joint Election Town Hall - Ballot Measures Pro & Con

Monday, October 8, 2018

A full-house crowd attended the RCPC- Oakland League of Women Voters joint Town Hall on October 4th at the Rockridge Library.   Kathleen Cha, the Oakland League's communications director and a veteran presenter, went through the state and local ballot measures that will be on the ballot November 6th.  She briefly summarized what each measure was about, told what groups were supporting and opposing each measure, and gave the major pros and cons for eah measure.

RCPC September Town Hall - Rockridge Transportation Issues

Monday, October 1, 2018

A sizeable crowd gathered at the Rockridge Library meeting room on September 20th to hear speakers address numerous Rockridge transportation issues.  While there was no official representative of Oakland's Department of Transportation ("OakDOT") present, a variety of speakers, including RCPC's transportation committee chair, Alden Conner, provided information on topics ranging from the reconfiguration of the Rockridge BART's Ford Gobike bikeshare station to mini-roundabouts on Shafter Ave.

RCPC-NCPC Joint Town Hall Video Posted on YouTube

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Last Thursday, June 14th, RCPC and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council co-hosted their annual Town Hall meeting.  The special guest speaker is the new Oakland Police Department district commander for the area of Oakland that includes Rockridge, Captain Chris Bolton.  In addition, RCPC's segment included a discussion of bicycle riding on College Avenue sidewalks and what (if anything) to do about it, as well as other Rockridge transportation issues.

Videos from that Town Hall have now been posted for viewing on YouTube. 

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