Stuart Flashman

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.

August Land Use Committee meeting cancelled

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

It's August, when people take vacations, and not much tends to happen.  With that in mind, the August 22nd land use committee has been cancelled.

The next regular meeting will be Wed., September 26th, when we'll hear an update on plans for the reuse of the California College of Art's Oakland campus.  

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.

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