the homeless encampment under the freeway has grown 3x it's size in the last month. the tents/pallets/bikes/trash are overflowing into the street. sidewalks are blocked for both pedistrians and are not accessible for the disabled. open air drug dealing and prostitution. mattresses. despite porta-potties, human feces and urine fill the area. horrendous smell. needles strewn. starting to block traffic.
1645-1663 28th Street Oakland California - Clawson
The charred remnants of a contiguous cluster of at least 3 encampment shacks/tents that caught fire and spectacularly burned to the ground (with flames shooting up 20 feet high, reaching the power line above) at 1 AM on Fri 1/19/2018 occupy a 50' x 18' swath of public sidewalk and parking lane on the south side of 28th Street, across from 91 homes. We are lucky that it rained last night - if this had occurred during the recent hot windy period, burning embers could have resulted in a West Oakland urban wildfire in parallel with the Napa/Sonoma fire. Who knows what potential toxic by-products remain here? The City must immediately protect public safety and clean up this health hazard. See attached 1/19/2018 photo.
A long line of parked cars, RVs, stolen carts and car tires have taken over this area all along 20th street, right next to the local public sports field, where they throw their daily production of garbage all around on wood st. and dump their waste trough the fence right into the field, where our youth are exercising and shedding sweat and breathe the polluted air. This is a serious health hazard issue that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Where in the world would a City allow such a mess this close to a public facility such as a sports field?! Except slums in extremely poor countries and Oakland of the US!!!!!!