Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 15,050
  • 1357 Park Ave Alameda 94501, United States - Alameda
    Graffiti on sidewalk utility box cover
  • 2420 Webb Ave Alameda 94501, United States - Alameda
    Graffiti on beautiful fish-painted utility box
  • 1217 Park St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    The garbage has not been picked up for three weeks at this address, and the landlord has reduced garbage and recycling service to one recycling can when two are needed, and garbage service to the smallest can when the second- smallest is the minimum that will fit the garbage in and allow the can to close so rats and other vermin are not attracted. See separate pst about the ongoing rat infestation. The landlord has blocked the disabled tenants of the building from getting ACI-provided backyard service, has blocked the disabled tenants from getting and paying for their own garbage acct with adequate cans and backyard service, and has sent the disabled tenants a letter insisting that they must take the cans to the street and back for this three-unit building where the landlord and her workers take the cans inside for a week at a time, completely filling them themselves. The disabled tenants are physically unable to take out these cans without further injury, and are financially unable to keep paying others to do it. This is now a code enforcement issue which is negatively affecting the neighbors, but code enforcement won't return my calls. Kerry, can you contact code enforcement for me?
  • 1217 Park St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Some weeds over 6 feet high, others dry and brown. Weeds and vine are harboring rats and other animals endangering neighbors on all sides. This is a common area of the property which the landlord fails to maintain in an effort to make the property so dangerous that the disabled tenants are forced out in retaliation for requesting repairs, maintenance, and disability accommodations.
  • 1217 Park St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Landlord refuses to remove cans from sidewalk, refuses to put out garbage, demand that the two disabled tenants of this building do it for her. She has blocked disabled tenants from setting up backyard service, or their own account with backyard service. After receiving a notice to abate the cans on the sidewalk, she came over and yelled at our 80-year-old neighbor, demanding that she put out the garbage and recycling cans and return them to the backyard when empty. This neighbor lives in a completely separate property, and should not be subject to bullying by my landlord to handle the garbage cans for this building.
  • Street Signs Archived
    1200-1220 Park Ave E Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Sign too faded to read
  • Street Signs Acknowledged
    1025 Regent St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Time part of street sweeping sign too faded to read easily
  • Street Signs Archived
    2501 Otis Dr Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Sign too faded to read
  • 1064 Park Ave Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Graffiti on metal plate on sidewalk
  • Street Signs Archived
    2429 Otis Dr Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
  • 1217 Park St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Owner cut front commercial unit (1217 Park St) in half to create illegal residential unit B. No permits were issued, and the electric, gas, plumbing work was not to code and dangerous. No zoning variance was requested or granted. Chief Building Official has personally granted the owner what amounts to a zoning variance: a permit allowing her to cut a door between legal residential unit A and only-allowed to be commercial unit B, joining the two and effectively converting unit B to a quasi-legal residential unit AB. Please confirm that Mcfann does not have the power to change the zoning in this way, especially without notice and a hearing.
  • 2401-2407 San Jose Ave Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
  • 1201 Park St Alameda, California - Alameda
    Please include all emails from residents complaint to the chief building official McFann that the building is dangerous, a fire hazard, a hazard to children, a hazard to residents, etc. I was present at a City Council meeting where the subject was code enforcement incompetence regarding Big O /Big Pro across the street at 1200 Park St. The owner of Raintree Photography stated that he had email contact with Chief Building Official McFann about his code enforcement department's failure to protect citizens from the dangers at this building, and no action had been taken, so he was complaining openly and publicly to the city council about code enforcement's failure to respond to the danger to citizens. Please include those emails.
  • 1217 Park St Alameda California - Alameda
    Residents are frustrated that the city manager does not reply to issues posted under "City Manager- Contact /Question" on SeeClickFix. Why does the city manage allow this category to remain on SCF but not respond to residents who post reports under the category? I am going to email this to the city manager to get a response, so that she either responds to all residents who post here, or removes this category from SCF.
  • Planning Archived
    1217 Park St Alameda, California - Alameda
    The owner of 1217 Park St illegally carved a residential unit out of the front commercial unit between 2004 and 2009. No permits were requested or received; no design review was made for the windows which were replaced. The property was sold in January 2016. The new owner replaced more window in illegal unit B without permits or review. A Notice of Violation has been issued that illegal unit B's kitchen, bathroom, heating, windows, etc, must be demolished and returned to the last permitted use. The last permitted use was in 2003; a commercial unit part of the front commercial unit, known as 1217 Park St. The rear unit, 1217 A, is grandfathered in as a residential unit (studio, one room, one bath, alcove kitchen, no closet) per a unit determination in 2004. In addition to he windows replaced without permits when the commercial unit was illegally divided into half commercial and half residential, with not permits, additional windows were replaced without permits in April 2016. My main concern, as a resident of this building, was that the owner contaminated this property and the neighboring property with lead-based paint while replacing these windows. (The paint has been tested, it it lead-based.) It appears to me the landlord has failed to obtain a permit, and has failed to pay the permit fees, which are per window. Also, the landlord has failed to obtain the appropriate review for closing up a window with wood to put a tiny, ugly bathroom window in, when the landlord added the illegal bath without permits. per code enforcement's notice of violation, the landlord is required to demolish the illegal and un-permitted work that created residential unit B out of commercial unit 1217 Park St. Please require the landlord to get a permit for the windows, comply with the commercial code regarding windows, and replace the wood boarding up the bath window--illegally-with a proper window.
  • Arco Park Street, Alameda, CA 94601, United States of America - Alameda
    This is on the Kentucky Fried Chicken side of Arco, by the garbage enclosure.
  • 1241-1299 Park Ave W Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    This is new junk since the last was picked up a day or so ago.
  • 1206 Oak St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    I'm very impressed with how quickly and competently Public Works is replacing or fixing sign when I report they are too faded to read, or missing. For example, I reported several parking signs and neighbors watch signs near Oak and San Jose were too faded to read. They have all been replaced, or the faded parts stickered, far sooner than I expected. I like that Public Works gives an estimate of how long it takes to fix a particular thing. With signs, Public Works is beating those estimates. Thank you Public Works!
  • 1245 Park St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Street trees on Park St block that includes 1245 Park St, the north side, are doing great. The trees are very pretty, full, and tall for trees that haven't been there for a long time. This tells me they are well chosen and well cared for. These trees really add to the beauty of Park St. There are many other blocks of Park St where I could give the same compliment to Public Works. I just happened to be on this block tonight, and noticed the lovely trees, so I'm using this block as an example. Thank you, Public Works!
  • 1217 Park St Alameda, California - Alameda
    I reported to Marc Bautista, PW Clean Water worker, that the owner of 1217 Park St. power washed lead based paint off of this building, then used the per washer to push much of it down the storm drain. this happened several times, even though Alameda County Healthy Homes was out multiple times to educate the owner and her workers how not to contaminate the environment and poison her workers and the neighbor children with lead, inside and outside this property. The landlord, Sunia Law, is a nurse and knew better even before she was told, yet she and her father continued to insist that they had the right to spread lead (paint was tested and is lead) around the property.
    Code enforcement has issued a notice of violation requiring the landlord to demolish residential unit B, illegally carved out of commercial unit 1217 Park St. (the front unit), because the unpermitted work is dangerous. The landlord has obtained a permit to start that demolition. I fell certain the landlord will again wash construction debris into the storm drain. She feels she has a right to do this, and she becomes violently angry and abusive when she is stopped from doing so, so I am not going to approach her. The owner is Sunia Law, phone 510-409-8828, email SuniaLaw@gmail.com, address 3332 Burdeck Drive, Oakland, CA
    A new problem is that this property has become infested with rats, and there are numerous rat dropping that are being washed into the storm drain by the rain. The county vector control has been out twice to trap the rats and take the dead rats a way, but each time finds new droppings. Sunia Law refuses to respond to the county to address the rat problem.
    Here is photo of the pressure walker the landlord's workers use to wash the debris into the nearby gutters, and from there into the storm drain, then the bay.