Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 2,230
  • 673 34th St Oakland 94609, United States - Hoover-Foster
    4 mattresses (3 pictured, one behind them) on sidewalk
  • 3612 Webster St Oakland 94609, United States - Mosswood
    Safety hazard in tot lot - Double gate coming off hinge and missing middle pole
  • 3612 Webster St Oakland 94609, United States - Mosswood
    Broken bench w/exposed screws by tot lot swings
  • 3612 Webster St Oakland 94609, United States - Mosswood
    Vomit by stairs of slide at tot lot
  • 3612 Webster St Oakland 94609, United States - Mosswood
    Safety hazard - broken gate at Tot Lot. The gate won’t close because the hinge is broken. Needs fixing immediately.
  • 100–198 Broadway Oakland 94607, United States - Old City-Produce And Waterfront
    Cars parked in marked, dedicated bicycle lane for the entire block.
  • Park Maintenance Acknowledged
    Grove Shafter Park Oakland, California - Hoover-Foster

    I spoke with Alameda County Vector Control about Issue 609298, and they made the following recommendations:

    1. The Parks Department needs to remove the ivy that is along the fence on the highway side of the children's playground. This foliage is creating a home for the rats. That's where they hang out during most of the day.

    2. Cleaning: There are not enough (covered) trash/recycling receptacles. When people visit the park and litter, rats consume the food waste.

    I am also asking for signage about not feeding the pigeons.

    This is NOT a complaint about homeless people in the park, but rather the lack of park maintenance that is creating the conditions for the rats to thrive.

    The park will be used by people no matter what and littering is a reality without signs and proper garbage disposal options, so that's what I'm asking for.

  • 600-624 34th Street Oakland, California - Hoover-Foster

    I'm creating this new issue because it looks like service request 609298 was abandoned once it was hot-potatoed to Alameda County Vector Control.

    Like I said in my comment on that issue, I called Vector Control. They've said that a) vermin in public parks are not under their purview and b) they never received any report about this.

    Meanwhile, there is a visually stunning number of rats running around on the children's playground and living in the bushes to the left of it.