Town Hall

Election 2020: District 1 City Council & School Board Candidate Forum

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Don’t miss your chance to hear from local candidates in the upcoming City Council and School Board races. Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) will be co-hosting this forum along with The League of Women Voters of Oakland, and the Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) on Thursday, October 8, from 6pm to 8:10pm.

RCPC Annual Meeting and Board Election Rescheduled to 9/24 & 9/26, Nominations Reopened Until 7/31 - Candidates’ Forum on Zoom

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The board of directors of the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) has announced a new date for the 2020 Annual Meeting. The meeting, originally scheduled for April, was postponed due to the shelter-inplace order. The Annual Meeting, including election of directors to fill six board seats for two-year terms, will now be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 7pm. For those who cannot attend on the 24th, balloting will continue on Saturday, September 26.

RCPC-NCPC Joint Town Hall meeting (via Zoom)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

On June 11, 2020, at 7:00 PM, the Rockridge Community Planning Council and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council will hold their annual joint town hall. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.

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.


Monday, January 14, 2019
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.

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