Kudos to the . Piedmont border areas seem to be the orphans of the City.
The Piedmont police and Public Works do not seem to understand that the City of Piedmont borders go deep into the Oakland Rose Garden.
They do not enforce the red zone which goes west on Oakland Avenue almost to Monte Vista nor anything across the street of the 100 block of Olive Avenue. The police are not educated where the border actually exists and always state it ends at the 100 block Olive Avenue curb. No, it does not.
Heavily trafficked border streets should have a median strip, where possible, for safety of children crossing.
Oakland Avenue, in addition to Pleasant Valley/Grand Avenue, is a heavily used commute corridor and there is space for a median strip at the west crosswalk at Olive Avenue, but never has it been considered.
The red zone along Oakland Avenue, instituted by past Piedmont police Chief Ravazza, was left for over seven years to peel off, finally repainted this year, but not to the original full distance, nor is the wide parking strip (city owned) maintained nor landscaped. No wonder the PPD thinks it is Oakland territory and does not enforce the no parking zone.
The Piedmont border streets/areas seem to be ignored for traffic, street and curb repair, lighting, maintenance, enforcement, etc.
Much success to Rose Avenue residents. I think of all of us "orphans" when I pay my property taxes.