800 Atlantic Ave Alameda, California - AlamedaThere is the smell of fire coming from the Jane Sweeney park again this am at around the 800 block of Atlantic where homeless enter in through the cut fence. There is also many piles of garbage left that include but are not limited to clothing, gasoline cans, alcohol bottles, and human waste. The homeless encampments have grown now to over 25 and still growing creating a safety issue and a health hazard. and the camps need to be cleaned up after the requirement of a 72 notice and persons there should be directed to facilities that are able to help them if they are interested.
1975 Constitution Way Alameda, CA 94501, USA - AlamedaRequest Alameda PD enforce against excessively loud exhaust noise from vehicles (generally motorcycles leaving the island northbound on Constitution). There are a few vehicles that routinely utilize this route towards the tunnel and are absurdly loud. I don't mean your run of the mill Harley or @#$%-can rice-rocket exhaust, I mean top fuel straight piped dragster wake the whole island kind of loud. Please, for the sake of everyone with ears, let alone those of us with babies, let's get this under control.
Maitland Drive Alameda, California - AlamedaMaitland Drive from Island to Harbor Bay Parkways is so dangerous. AC Transit buses, cars, commercial trucks barrel through this street at least 40 plus miles per hour if not more. The long blocks encourage drivers to drive faster. I am requesting that the City of Alameda install speed lumps and proper bike lanes like on Bayview in Alameda to physically slow down traffic. They have marked bike lanes, cross walks, and speed lumps. Let this street serve as a great example for other Alamedians. Let Alameda serve as a great example for the rest of the community and to other neighboring cities for the safety of their streets.
I lived on this street for many years and have seen traffic increase on this street with more people moving here and commuting via Bart or Ferry. I have gone to City Hall in Alameda -7 years ago in fact- regarding speed to no avail. They conducted their 2-week study only to find that this did not warrant any safety measures on this street. That it was okay for people to travel 15-25 miles over the speed limit and the other 20% for them to travel 35 miles over the speed limit.
I've seen kids playing, school children walking, a family of bikers, seniors walking, and dog walkers and vehicles do not slow down. Every time I put the recycle bins and garbage out or attempt to get into my car, a speeding car comes inches from me without even slowing down. Typically they are not people who live on this street but people passing through in a hurry like a freeway. Think of a freeway and then think of Maitland Drive. There are no proper marked bike lanes, one pedestrian cross walk, no 25mph sign anywhere along Maitland except on the far end, no digital feedback machines like on Fernside, the roads are old and crusty, and of course no speed lumps. Police rarely enforce the speed on Maitland and in fact, I rarely see them on Maitland. The animal control officer that I spoke to a few times here couldn't believe how fast cars were speeding down this street. She told me to contact the traffic patrol officer but no one called me back from that department.
I've lost 10 pets due to the vehicles hitting them and also seen car accidents due to speed. I am afraid that one day it will take a loss of a human life for the City of Alameda to do anything to make our street safer. It's unfortunate but sometimes this is the only way to install any safety measures.
Every day I see AC Transit buses, trucks, and vehicles speed through because nothing is stopping them. So frustrating. I contact Public works almost daily to have something done but this is probably not the best place to start so I will start on this website.
1500 Webster St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - AlamedaThis patio built out by the restaurant and the power pole are too close together. Seeing how this patio is built out onto the right of way it should have gone through the encroachment permit process or something similar. Was this work completed without city approval?
660 Taylor Avenue Alameda, California - Alameda
Dear City Manager,
I am writing to you regarding the conditions at Webster and Taylor. Specifically, conditions within 200 feet west of this intersection.
All of the following have been reported via SeeClickFix.
1. There are dozens of tags on the historic building and property at 1431 Webster Street. Code Enforcement is non responsive.
2. The front yard of 645 Taylor has been paved over for parking. As a result, the adjacent sidewalk is broken. Code Enforcement found the property in violation, but the parking lot is still there and the sidewalk is still broken.
3. Ongoing and never ending dumping of trash near this intersection. The No Dumping sign has graffiti on it.
4. Broken sidewalks, including sidewalks repaved with asphalt.
5. Broken storm drains.
6. Roads and sidewalks that do not drain due to faulty grades.
7. Roadway long overdue for reconstruction.
8. The City operated parking lot at Webster and Taylor was closed several years ago and no replacement parking was created. The project approved for this location seems to be in abeyance.
This area suffered decades of disinvestment due to redlining based on race and class discrimination.
I urge you to visit this location and take action to remedy these and other problems. It is long overdue that the City address these type of problems and the longstanding injustices that helped to create and perpetuate them.
418 Lincoln - AlamedaStolen bikes ready to be stripped down, stolen shopping cart. Trash dumped in the street and on the curb. Meth heads loitering and harassing neighbors.
3282-3286 San Jose Avenue Alameda, California - AlamedaI'm the Principal of Lincoln Middle School. Every day before and after school we see a half dozen or more cars make illegal U-Turns on San Jose. I'm requesting a patrol officer every once an while between 7:45 am to 8:15 am and between 2:50 pm and 3:10 pm.
Webster St Alameda 94501, United States - AlamedaThis needs to be cleaned up and removed!
1424-1426 Sherman Street Alameda, California - AlamedaThe homeowners at 1426 Sherman Street are parking their vehicle taking up 2 parking spots on purpose. They are moving this weekend and trying to save the spot out in front of their residence for a moving truck. Yesterday all day they parked a Grey Nissan Pickup truck there, and this morning they swapped it out with their black SUV in the picture. Our neighbors are upset at how disrespectful they are. Look at the picture. Please have an officer drive by and tell them to stop taking up 2 spaces. If they want they can apply with the City for a Parking Permit for their move.
Constitution Way Alameda, California - AlamedaHomeless have set up camp on Constitution, near roadway in bushes, across from Marina Village shopping center. This becomes a distraction for motorists, and this is not a legal place to live.
2320-2398 Central Ave Alameda, CA 94501, USA - AlamedaBroken news racks with graffiti and trash
Webster St Alameda, CA, 94501, USA - Alameda
Does our city council need to update its city ordinances to include homeless encampments and people living in their cars? It will become worse if we don't identify how to address this issue. We happily pay property taxes to keep up this great city. It would be a shame to let blight take over our sense of safety and property value. Maybe we need to empower our police force with training to get the job done.
There have been reports on this forum for months but the same encampments have not moved. Please educate me as I may have missed something.
Thank you for the opportunity to express my view. I've lived on the island for forty years and would hate to see Alameda turn into THE place for people living in their cars or in encampments.