Stuart Flashman

July 2018 Land Use Committee Meeting agenda

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Here's the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for July 25, 2018

The meeting will start at 7:30 PM in the upstairs meeting room of the Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College 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. 

Land Use Committee Meeting tonight (June 23, 2018)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The RCPC Land Use Committee will hold a short (1/2 hour) meeting tonight (Wed., May 23, 2018) at 7:30 PM in the upstairs meeting room of the Rockridge Branch Library.  Meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

1)  Review/discussion of results from College Ave. housing survey (copy attached)

2) Name committee vice chair/acting chair to conduct June 27th Land Use Committee meeting [preliminnary agenda - presentation by Nestle/Dreyer of proposed changes to Dreyers retail store].

RCPC Annual Meeting and April Town Hall - Rockridge Transportation Projects

Saturday, May 5, 2018

On April 19th, 2018, RCPC held its annual meeting and April Town Hall at the Rockridge Branch Library.  A total of twenty-nine Rockridge residents signed in for the election, above the minimum quorum requirement of twenty-five.  An additional eight Rockridge residents voted on Saturday at a polling place in front of the library.  At the meeting, the five candidates for the Board of Directors: Ashley Cruz, M.C.

Latest (4/18/18) Update on SB 827

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

With opposition to their bill appearing both wide and strong, Senators Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) and Nancy Skinner (D-Oakland/Berkeley) backpedaled significantly on their bill to mandate upzoning near transit stations and along transit corridors.  However, it was apparently not enough.  SB 827's first committee hearing, before the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, happened April 17th.  While the results of that hearing were not yet available on the Legislature's website, News

March RCPC Town Hall - BART bikeshare Station and More

Sunday, April 1, 2018

There wasn’t quite the full house that had greeted the January Town Hall, but the March Town Hall audience, coming to hear a follow-up report on the Rockridge BART Station Ford GoBike bikeshare station, as well as new enforcement plans for Rockridge’s many Residential Permit Parking areas, was still plentiful, and they got lots of information from the meeting.

Update on Senators Wiener's and Skinner's new housing upzone bill

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The February Rockridge News featured an article on Senators Scott Wiener's (D-San Francisco) and Nancy Skinner's (D-Oakland-Berkeley) bill, which would mandate residential upzoning near transit stations and major transit line stops statewide.  Faced with significant opposition to their bill, they have added a series of amendments.  (The attached file shows the bill's amended language as of March 1, 2018.)

Update on Rockridge BART bikeshare station location

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Following up on a commitment made at the January RCPC Town Hall meeting, representatives of BART, the City, and Motivate (the bikeshare provider) are beginning the process of re-evaluating possible sites for a bikeshare station for the Ford GoBike bikeshare program.  The program is cosponsored by the City, Motivate, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and bikeshare stations are being located in many cities throughout the Bay Area.  The Rockridge BART station location is a key location within Rockridge, with space for up to 35 bikes.

New bill by Senators Wiener & Skinner would transform Rockridge (and the East Bay

Friday, January 26, 2018

Following up on their success last year in passing SB 35 (see Land Use Committee Update article for January 2018), State Senators Scott Wiener (San Francisco) and Nancy Skinner (Oakland/Berkeley) have introduced a new bill, SB 827, intended to address California's housing crisis.  The bill would create a "transit-rich housing bonus" that would apply to areas near transit stations or "high quality transit corridors" (bus service at least every 15 minutes during peak travel hours).  In those areas, local zoning height limits would be replaced by height limits

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