Elections

RCPC's April Town Hall: The Future of College Avenue Retail Town Hall and Annual Elections

Saturday, April 9, 2016

What do you want College Avenue to look like in 10 years?

Rockridge today is one of the most successful of Oakland's many business districts, the result of a vision, planning and hard work by the community over many years.

That work brought the Avenue from its days of shuttered retail buildings and vacant lots left in the wake of BART and Highway 24 construction to today's bustling success. Still, today is only a waypoint on a continuum of change.

RCPC Election 2016: Statements of RCPC Board Candidates

Saturday, April 9, 2016

2016 Candidates: Mary-Catherine Haug, Laura Schlichtmann,  Rekha Rao, Leonora Sea

Mary-Catherine (M C) Haug
Kales Avenue, Candidate

RCPC Invites Candidates for April Board Election

Sunday, February 7, 2016

To be considered as a candidate, email info@rockridge.org not later than close of business March 2, to tell the board of your interest and to receive an informational package. The election will be held April 21 at the RCPC Town Hall.

Some observers refer to aspects of Presidential campaigns as the "silly season." While these quadrennial exercises can be silly at times, the process is serious and has important results. Nationally or locally, voting for office holders is an important civic duty.

April: an RCPC Triple-Header Meeting

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The April 16 annual RCPC members' meeting managed to be three great meetings rolled into one.

First, RCPC held its annual election of boardmembers which resulted in the reelection of Jennifer Daskal and Greg Pasquali as well as the election of new board member Noah Rosen. Jennifer is co-chair of the 2015 Rockridge Kitchen Tour and board vice chair. Greg is co-chair of the Land Use Committee. Noah is fairly new to Rockridge, and we welcome his willingness to join the rest of the board in volunteering time to provide representation to the broader neighborhood.

April 16 Town Hall: 500 New Housing Units in Rockridge Area, Board Elections

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I.    RCPC Board Election: Two incumbents and one new candidate will discuss their candidacy and positions, and take questions from the community. Voting will then be open. + Read the Candidate statements.

II.    Presentation of a City Resolution honoring Rockridge News Editor Don Kinkead. Dan Kalb will recognize Don Kinkead for his years of service to the community. The RCPC board invites you to come share stories and appreciation.

RCPC Election 2015: Candidate Statements

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jennifer Daskal, Lawton Avenue, Incumbent: My husband, three year old daughter, 8 year old pug and I moved to Rockridge in 2012. Since then we have added two cats, a fish and will soon be welcoming our second daughter to this wonderful neighborhood and community. When we moved to Lawton Avenue, everyone told us how lucky we were and to be ready for of lots block parties, impromptu Friday night get-togethers and a wonderful neighborliness that rivals something out of the 1950s. They were right!

Your Neighborhood Is On the Line: Answer the Call

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Find a need and fill it" was the slogan an Oakland cement company once painted on the sides of its mixer trucks.

The trucks are gone but the echo of the slogan infuses the spirit sustaining Rockridge today.

RCPC Sets Board Elections

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The spirit of community support runs long and deep in Rockridge. The Vernon Rock-Ridge Hall, pictured below, can be seen as a first link in a direct line of community service persistent in Rockridge today. As described more fully below and here, funding for the hall's construction came from the sale of shares among community members. Furthermore, "the facility served as a clubhouse for community events and as a children's center," according to web references.

Rockridge Votes in Board, OK Bylaw Change: New Vacancy Announced

Friday, May 9, 2014

RCPC's annual election for positions on its board of directors, held during the April 2014 Annual Meeting/Town Hall, saw 46 residents cast their ballots for four incumbents and two new candidates running for six uncontested board seats. Voters also approved two proposed bylaw amendments on the ballot.

Elected to full two-year terms were incumbents Christopher Chin, Virginia Hamilton, Laura Schlichtmann, and Zabrae Valentine. New candidates Gabe Kleinman and Samantha Weaver were also elected to two-year terms.

RCPC Election 2014: Statements of RCPC Board Candidates

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Christopher Chin, Incumbent: Christopher Chin has lived in Rockridge for the past 14 years, and in the East Bay for 27 years. While he has an engineering degree from U.C. Berkeley, he spent many years after graduation working for the University on its IT systems and infrastructure, including helping to set up the campus-wide wireless network.

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