Town Hall

Rockridge Talking: Wish Lists & Ideas Shared at June Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oakland City Planning Director Rachel Flynn drew a huge crowd at the June RCPC Town Hall, where she provided a richly informative overview of Oakland's approach to urban planning, how Rockridge fits into that vision, and what kinds of things we can do to further enhance our neighborhood. RCPC board member Virginia Hamilton then led the 70-plus attendees in an exchange of ideas including expressions of local concerns as well as a wide range of possible solutions.

City Responds to Community Questions and Comments About Planned Broadway Changes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the weeks since the May 29 community meeting hosted by the city of Oakland to present planned improvements to Broadway between Broadway Terrace and Ocean View Drive (see June 2014 issue of The Rockridge News for a report of the meeting), staff and their consultants have transcribed and to over 70 comments and questions conveyed at and since the meeting.

A summary of this information is available at

What’s Happening With College Avenue As a Retail Hub?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shops on College Avenue are bound to come and go, but in the last few months Rockridge residents have been wondering if more are going than coming and what this may portend.

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.

Proposed Changes to the RCPC Bylaws

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rockridge residents will vote at the Town Hall meeting on April 17, 2014 on two proposed amendments to RCPC bylaws. The proposals would:
1. Amend Section 7.1 (former Sec. 8.3(a)) to provide that directors elected at the annual meeting shall serve "until the election results have been certified for the election held at the annual meeting in the second calendar year following" (at present, such terms expire at the time of the annual meeting); and

Public Safety Forum: Fighting Crime with Environmental Design, Feb. 22 10am

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the third program in the series of public safety meetings, facilitator – and Rockridge neighbor– Gabe Kleinman provides creative examples of how other neighborhoods have worked together to improve public safety. Gabe and meeting participants will engage in a lively discussion exploring steps we might want to try locally. Ever thought of deploying mimes to discourage jaywalking? They do it in Bogotá!

2013 On the Way Out: What Have 'Ya Done for Me Lately?

Monday, December 9, 2013

In fulfillment of its mission statement, the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) presents up to 10 public Town Hall meetings each year, reviews and comments to the city on development and business proposals, and meets with adjoining and nearby neighborhood associations to share concerns and interests.

Throughout, the RCPC board strives to communicate its activities to the community- and to get community response- via the Town Halls and its sponsorship of The Rockridge News.

Notes: November RCPC Town Hall on Neighborhood Watch Groups

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We hope November's RCPC Town Hall spurs you to action! The audience heard a panel of local residents who are part of active Neighborhood Watch groups and other public safety efforts share ideas about how Rockridge neighbors can make our streets safer. The discussion was moderated by Rockridge resident Allie Rasmus of KTVU News, panelists included David Lorie, Andy Young, Frank Castro, and Don Link. OPD's Capt. Anthony Toribio and Lt. Chris Bolton and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Patricia Rose were also present to answer questions.

Caldecott Settlement Project Costs Coming in Over Budget

Sunday, October 6, 2013

City of Oakland staff and their consultants are well along designing many of the highest ranking projects on the Caldecott Settlement project list.

Unfortunately, as the detailed design of construction plans has unfolded, corresponding cost estimates have grown from the initial costs used to develop the list, in some cases significantly.


Event Time: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom (see details below)

The Rockridge Community Planning Council and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council will hold their annual joint town hall on June 11 at 7pm. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually on Zoom.

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