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RCPC - Rockridge Community Planning Council Seeks Board Members - Aps Due Feb 28th

The Rockridge Community Planning Council is seeking new board members. You can apply for the April election; the application is due February 28th 2007. Here's the information from The Rockridge News.

Looking for ways to improve the quality of life in Rockridge? Concerned about development issues in
Rockridge, zoning, schools, traffic, or crime? Have ideas for improving the BART plaza? Expanding our parks? Greening our streets? Well, Rockridge needs people like you. Taking a seat on the Rockridge Community Planning Council board will enable
you to further your ideas and make Rockridge a more thriving, dynamic community.

RCPC is a nonprofit public benefit organization, founded in 1985 to preserve and enhance the unique character of the Rockridge neighborhood, promote the health, safety, and quality of life of its residents, furnish a forum for community
involvement, and provide leadership and representation of neighborhood interests.

RCPC will hold its annual election in April for six board directors, each of whom serves a two-year term. The board consists
of 12 elected directors and one appointed director. (The editor of The Rockridge News serves as a non-voting, appointed
14th boardmember.) Candidates must be at least 18, reside within RCPC boundaries and inform RCPC of their intention to run for office by the February 28 deadline. (Note: Under RCPC bylaws, former directors are subject to term limits.)

Simply send an e-mail by February 28 to rcpcelections07@comcast.net; or, send a letter, postmarked by February 28, to RCPC Elections, 5245 College Avenue, PMB 311, Oakland, CA 94618. A map and description of RCPC boundaries are available online at www.rockridge.org.

Candidates who meet the February 28 deadline will be required to submit a photo and a statement of up to 125 words describing their interest in running for the board.

Statements and photos will be published in the April issue of the Rockridge News and must be received by the newsletter’s March 22 deadline. Please include your address, phone number and an e-mail address. Electronic copies may be sent to rcpcelections07@comcast.net. Mail hard copies to RCPC Elections, 5245 College Ave, PMB 311, Oakland, CA 94618.

Candidates will speak, and voting will take place, at the April 19 Town Hall meeting to be held upstairs in the Rockridge library from to 7 to 9 p.m. Voting will also take place on Saturday, April 21, in the lobby of the Rockridge library, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All persons age 18 and over who reside within RCPC boundaries are eligible to vote. For further information, e-mail RCPC
Chairwoman Jessica Pitt at rcpcelections07@comcast.net.
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