Oakland Public Works

Open Issues: 866 Closed Issues: 5,027 Acknowledged Issues: 940
Watching issues created after: 2016-01-26

Adams Point plus Grand Lake/Lakeshore Business districts

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  • 471-517 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore

    A Queen Palm was demolished earlier today when a car westbound on Lake Park skidded out of control. This is not an emergency since he tree has already been removed.

    While I the hope the driver wasn't seriously injured, this incident raises two distinct issues:

    #1: This was the third of the Queen Palms that were installed in 2003 as part of the Splash Pad project that were destroyed by out of control vehicles. On the first two occasions, as far as I know, no efforts were made by the city to sue for damages that would be used to plant replacement palms. An established Queen Palm this size is going to run about $600 -$700 and delivery and installation will double that price. Since the Public Works Department is extremely short-staffed and lacking in funds, this latest palm is not going to be replaced unless the driver's insurance company foots the bill. As we all know, the city is being sued constantly--often for far less clear-cut reasons. How about us trying to level the playing field?

    #2: There have been numerous accidents on this short stretch of Lake Park -- typically cars speeding as they come off the freeway and/or speeding up to try and make the green light on Grand. The palm in the median across from KFC was destroyed several years ago and not replaced. The one today was across from Chao Thai. Another three palms in that median are heavily scarred from earlier accidents. I'd strongly suggest that Traffic Engineering look into installation of signs that warn of a curve ahead and/or 25mph speed limit signs or whatever else may do the trick.

  • Mandana At Erie Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    On Mandana boulevard, between Grand Avenue & Lakeshore Avenue, there is not a single cross walk....this is about a 6 (long) block stretch. It is unrealistic to think that people won't cross Mandana, and traffic continues to worsen. This is to request a quick study on what it would take to add painted pedestrian cross walks at Erie and at Walker.
  • Mandana Plaza Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    There is feces in the sand pit at the kids playground on Lakeshore between Mandana and Prince. Also, a couple of people seem to have set up residence in the grassy area. They are living in tents.
  • 584 Mandana Boulevard Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    There is a homeless tent encampment going up in the small park/playground area of Mandana Plaza. The tent has been there since at least last Friday, and there have been a growing number of items accumulating around it.
  • Street Light Archived
    3300 Grand Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    This issue relates to the Walker Avenue parking lot - the entrance to which is between 3268 and 3300 Grand. This city parking lot has a huge problem with auto break-ins and there's also an inordinate amount of armed robberies in this area. From what we've been told, there are no plans currently to replace the existing lighting with LEDs. In the interest of safety and as a way to provide needed support to Grand Avenue businesses, we'd urge the city to find the means to make this possible.
  • 3351 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    The trash cans in front of Noah's and Starbucks are almost always in the street and almost always overflowing. Lakeshore has become a very desirable shopping and dining district and this kind of blight needs to be eliminated permanently.
  • 498 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    A 15-20 foot length of sidewalk in front of Bank of America at 496 Lake Park is broken and extremely uneven. The security guard posted out front of B of A says people are tripping and falling daily. This should be a high priority repair.
  • 530 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    Approximately, 10 street trees were planted just over a year ago as part of the Lakeshore Complete Streets Improvement Project. These are two of the three that have already fallen and been removed. At least three others have snapped off part way up the trunk including one on Rand that's two-thirds gone. This can't be coincidental. Blame has to go to the contractors who installed the trees without adequate staking and most likely too shallow with too little soil compaction. The trees need to be replaced and better staked. It would be nice to see it done at the contractor's expense - not the city's.
  • Splash Pad Park Path Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    We have a major rat infestation at Splash Pad Park and it's been that way for years. Please don't refer this complaint to Alameda County Vector Control as they've been out numerous times to dust the tunnels and don't have the resources to solve the problem. The best solution would be the bait stations that are installed and serviced at the Lakeview Branch Library, the Lake Merritt Garden Center and probably dozens of other locations throughout the city. This is an ongoing health hazard and also a thorn in the side of the Splash Pad Park Grand Cru volunteers who regularly work in the park maintaining the California Native plant garden and more.
  • 3209 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, California - Lakeshore
    This is one of about 10 street trees that were planted just over a year ago as part of the Lakeshore Complete Streets Improvement Project. Three have already fallen and been removed. At least three others have snapped off part way up the trunk including one on Rand that's two-thirds gone. This can't be coincidental. Blame has to go to the contractors who installed the trees without adequate staking and most likely too shallow with too little soil compaction. The trees need to be replaced. It would be nice to see it done at the contractor's expense - not the city's.
  • 3401 Grand Avenue Oakland, California - Grand Lake
    A large Clear Channel billboard on the roof of a large commercial building on the corner of Grand and Ellwood is in disgraceful condition. Will this be referred to the Blight Control office or do I have to do this directly? As an aside, Clear Channel also has two small billboards in a private parking lot at 3607 Grand and they are very often in the same condition.
  • 3220 Lakeshore Ave Oakland, CA - Lakeshore
    The Timing of the Traffic Signal when you exit Lakeshore Avenue which is backing up traffic every morning. The light turn green for one to two cars only and then it turn red. This cause backup all the way into the freeway. Fix this traffic timing and it will eliminate all the backup from the freeway exit to the traffic light.