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Current Meetings:



Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:30-9pm, Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue at Manila, Community Room (Upstairs)

RCPC TOWN HALL MEETING:

Agenda:

  • •  College Avenue Safeway Project
  • Get up-to-date on the proposed project and find out how best to make your thoughts on the proposal known at the RCPC July Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., (note changed meeting date), at the Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue at Manila.

    Meeting features include:
      • Review of the FEIR (Final EIR) by Stuart Flashman, RCPC Land Use Committee Chair, and possibly by Michael Graf, the attorney retained by RCPC to advise it on this important issue.
      • Report by RCPC and Friends and Neighbors of College Avenue (FANS) of alternatives to the proposal and how residents can be most effective in voicing their opinions of the project to the Planning Commission. 
      • After literally years of discussion, debate, and argument, Safeway's proposal to more than double the size of its store at College and Claremont avenues and convert it into a self-contained shopping center is headed for a showdown at the Planning Commission later this month. The city plans to release the project's Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) shortly after July 4, and it is tentatively scheduled to come before the Planning Commission at its July 25 meeting (6 p.m. start time). The commission will consider whether to accept and certify the FEIR as adequate and whether to approve Safeway's proposal, or, possibly, some other alternative. The July Town Hall Meeting Thursday, July 12; note changed date will feature discussion of the FEIR by Stuart Flashman, the chair of RCPC's land use committee, and possibly by Michael Graf, the attorney recently retained by RCPC to advise it on this important issue. There will also be representatives from Friends and Neighbors of College Avenue (FANS) to discuss alternatives to the Safeway proposal, as well as an explanation of how residents can be most effective in voicing their opinions.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:30-9pm, 4th Wednesday of the month, Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue at Manila, Community Room (Upstairs)

LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING

Agenda:

  • Land Use Committee meeting to discuss preparations for the July 25 Planning Commission hearing. 

    The main topic on the agenda will be preparing for the Planning Commission hearing on the College Avenue Safeway project. The July 18 meeting location is to be determined. Those interested to attend should e-mail committee chair Stu Flashman (stuflash@aol.com) for the location. 
    The meeting will focus on coordinating the presentations by RCPC and FANS (and potentially by STAND and ULTRA).  
    Other agenda items (including update on the Rockridge Shopping Center Project) as time permits.
  • Your comments, pro or con, on all issues are encouraged. Please direct your comments to LUC Chair, RCPC, 4123 Broadway PMB 311, Oakland, CA 94611 or via e-mail to stu@rockridge.org.