Step 1: Find a pile of trash
Step 2: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 11:27:09 -0700
Subject: Illegal dumping on Peralta St. @ 8th St.
From: Andrei Soroker <email@example.com>
Dear Public Works Agency,
I must report a sizable pile of cardboard boxes filled with various miscellanea strewn about the sidewalk next to an AC Transit bus stop bench on Peralta St. near 8th St. (please see attached photograph).
I'd love to spend some of my property tax money to get it cleaned up.
Step 3: Receive a confirmation email
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 13:56:09 -0700
Subject: PWA SR# 336723 - PERALTA ST & 8TH ST - LIT_ILL_DUMP Received
Please DO NOT REPLY to this email. This email is automatically sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding the Service Request you submitted to the City of Oakland, Public Works Agency, is provided in the table below.
Please note that the Service Request is automatically set to ‘Closed’ if we have sent the request to another agency to perform the work such as the Oakland Police Department, Community and Economic Development Agency, EBMUD, etc.
Thank you for helping to make Oakland a better place to live, work and visit.
City of Oakland, Public Works Agency, Call Center
510.615.5566 - (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm) - email@example.com
Step 4: Gentrification complete