Public Safety Committee

Neighbors West of Claremont Avenue Unite to Fight Crime

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The brutal mugging of a 60-year-old Rockridge woman on New Year’s Day has galvanized residents west of Claremont Avenue to take steps to deter area crime.

In a violent attack in a section of Rockridge that continues to see a disproportionate share of area crime, the victim was assaulted and robbed on Claremont Avenue near its intersection with Chabot Road.

Rockridge Potholes: An Informal Survey

Saturday, March 2, 2013

By the time her car had dropped bone jarringly into yet another pothole on a Rockridge street, Susan Shawl began to wonder just how bad the potholes were around her neighborhood. She had driven only a few blocks and was already concerned about the car’s suspension.

After returning home for paper, pencil and tape measure, she cruised nearby streets to record potholes and deteriorated paving. Her plan was to submit the list to the Public Works department for repairs.

In less than half-an-hour, she developed the following list of 28 potholes:

NCPC Crime Prevention Meeting

Event Time: 
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Rockridge Library

Topics will include report, neighborhood and merchants issues, OPD priority setting.

Visit the Rockridge NCPC website for more information.

City Audit Raps Residential Permit Parking Program Performance

Called for by the City Council more than a year-and-a-half ago, the final Performance Audit of the Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program was released in June by Oakland City Auditor Courtney A. Ruby.

The document, consisting of 167 pages in three volumes, is strongly critical of almost every aspect of the way in which the RPP Program has been administered. Many of these criticisms have been documented in The Rockridge News and noted by many Rockridge residents.

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