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Rockridge Community Planning Council Committees

Serving the Rockridge community

The Rockridge Community Planning Council offers you many opportunities to get involved in the community.  You can join an ongoing committee to work in a particular area, or get involved in special projects such as the Friends of the Rockridge Greenbelt (FROG) or the Rockridge Kitchen Tour. You will be collaborating with like-minded people, who care about improving their community and want to meet others who share their interests. See the calendar for information about current activities.

RCPC Standing Committees

Land Use Committee, Stuart Flashman, Chair

This committee is responsible for monitoring, providing substantive review and commenting on commercial and residential planning, applications, zoning compliance, and relevant legislation; in addition to promoting the implementation of neighborhood plans. This committee promotes working relationships between community members and serves as a liaison between RCPC and the Oakland Planning Commission, city staff, developers and project proponents.

Communications Committee, Don Kinkead, Chair

This committee coordinates communication between the RCPC and the public.

Transportation Committee, Andrew Charman, Chair

This committee is dedicated to improving the safety, utility and character of Rockridge streets and crossings for the mutual benefit of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Transportation Committee projects here

Parks and Open Space, Ann Winterman, Chair

This committee is currently working with the Friends of Rockridge Greenbelt (FROG) on the community children's park which follows the path along Temescal Creek from Hardy Park to Redondo Park. Visit the website at www.frogpark.org

Schools Committee, Bill Kaufner, Chair

This committee is currently working with representatives from Rockridge schools: Chabot Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Far West Middle/High School, and Peralta Elementary. We use The Rockridge News to inform the community of the needs and activities of these schools. We encourage the community to get involved with the schools and invite the staff and students to reciprocate.

The Rockridge News, Don Kinkead, Editor
All article submissions and letters to the editor should be sent to the Editor.

Jo Ellis, Calendar Editor
Community calendar announcements are sent to the Calendar editor.

Jo Ellis, Advertising Manager Inquiries about display ads are sent to the Advertising Manager,

Susan Montauk, Business Manager
Problems or changes in delivery should be submitted to the Business Manager. Subscription inquiries are also sent to the Business Manager.

The Rockridge News is published monthly except in August for distribution the first weekend of each month. Deadline for submission of articles and photos is the next to the last Thursday of the month prior to publication. Direct subscriptions are available. Archival copies of The Rockridge News can be found here. Hard copies of the newsletter are kept at the Rockridge Library and are available to the public at the Rockridge Library, Green Copy and various College Ave. businesses.


This committee funds RCPC projects, The Rockridge News, and RCPC operations.

  • The Rockridge Kitchen Tour is RCPC's biennual fundraising event. The 2013 Kitchen Tour will be held on October 2013. See you there!
  • Pictures and an order form for Rockridge merchandise--Rockridge T-shirts, mugs and canvas carry bags--can be found on our web page.

Public Safety

RCPC works with the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), which meets monthly.

Programs Operating Under the RCPC Umbrella

Friends of the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt (FROG) Carol Behr, Chair
Locksley Gardens