550 24th Street Oakland, California
I want to confirm whether the red paint on curb of both sides of 24th street at Northgate are official markings by the City of Oakland. The red paint seems to be sloppy, inconsistent, and unprofessional. I have attached photos to show that the red paint looks like the illegal act of someone who was trying to prevent others from parking on the street. Over the past 12 months, the red paint seems to be extending beyond its original length, as if the illegal painter is trying to mark his territory and prevent anyone from parking at 550 24th Street. The City of Oakland has no official watermark on this paint. Furthermore, the illegal red paint seems to favor the driving patterns of Jenkin Bros towing company (537 24th St), not the Senior Center. Given that the towing company has long tow trucks and often has larger loads, it would seem advantageous to get rid of cars parked on the opposite side of the street (550 24th Street). I allege that Jenkin Bros towing is illegally painted 550-24th street, as well as parts of the street in front of the towing company at 537 24th Street. Curbs are not usually painted red to benefit a private sector business. Red curbs are usually created to prevent cars from parking in front of fire hydrants and bus loading areas. But they are not created to provide access to a towing company. These red curbs do not benefit the Northgate Senior Center because the Senior Center's loading zone is not even painted.. Often times, shuttle buses and ambulances are double parked on 24th street to load and unload senior citizens at the Center. Regardless, the Public Works department needs to investigate whether or not the curbs on both sides of 24th street are illegally painted red. If Jenkin Bros illegally painted the curbs, they should be fined and penalized for such illegal actions.