At RCPC's September Board Meeting...

Friday, October 3, 2014

In this issue of The Rockridge News, the RCPC board of directors initiates the practice of sharing a list of the items discussed at its most recent meeting to increase community awareness of the issues considered and acted upon.

The board's September meeting covered the following topics:

  • Discussed/approved a letter from RCPC to the City requesting a series of conditions be required as part of any new conditional use permit approval for the commercial space adjoining the Ramen Shop on College; the requested conditions reflect the results of a discussion with RCPC, the Ramen Shop, the landlord, and a neighbor.
  • Discussed/approved cosigning letters to the City and to Safeway requesting a traffic management plan and a community communication strategy related to the planned construction in the Broadway and 51st Street area.
  • Planned for the October Out and About event and the Halloween Parade.
  • Discussed the "Rockridge Vision" survey currently in circulation and planned listening sessions on the same topic.
  • Discussed candidates for open board seat and plan to make interview appointments soon after October meeting).
  • Discussed College Safeway signage program, and negotiations with the Planning Department and Safeway to try to reduce their quantity, size and brightness. (While there is still plenty of opposition to numerous elements of this project, the effort to reduce the signage was reasonably successful.)
  • Reviewed likely content for the October Rockridge News newsletter.
  • Discussed September and October Town Halls, both on election-related information.
  • Discussed Scenic Streets progress on Dog Park Renovation funding and FROG Park fundraising.

Parking and streets:

  • Discussed the possible loss of parking at Dreyer's (because the company plans to build a fence at the parking lot to improve security).
  • Reviewed an update of the planned street diets on Telegraph, College and Broadway.
  • Discussed AC Transit's proposal to move the bus stop from in front of Child's Play at Chabot Road and College to another location on College not in front of a crosswalk.