UPDATE on Nov. 15, 2023: I’m 2 for 2 after encouraging the Vallejo city staff via SeeClickFix to trim the tree obstructing a second speed limit sign on Bennington Drive.
My neighbors think because I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Hiddenbrooke Property Owners Association that I can get things fixed. I can’t, but sometimes I know who can. Like this week when Dan Cruz who lives next door asked me if I would get someone to do something about the tree limbs obstructing the speed limit sign on Bennington Drive. He joked that maybe we should go over there together with tree trimmers and take care of it ourselves. I told him that I’d look into it. Gulp. I wondered if I should email our RealManage association manager or the HPOA Board’s own email address?
Then I remembered that our Welcome Center Manager Chuck Cocho had suggested to someone else to go online to the SeeClickFix website for matters that required the City’s attention. And I knew that the traffic signs had to be a City, not HPOA, issue. So I went to www.seeclickfix.com, created a personal account, and reported the traffic sign obstruction. The very next day I was driving home and noticed a City truck parked at that spot with a worker on a ladder. I pulled over to thank him, took his photo, and shared my gratitude on the SeeClickFix website when I received an email from the City that my issue had been handled.
I couldn’t wait to share the good news with my neighbor, Dan. He was impressed that I got action so quickly! When he reads this, he’ll know that I have just as much influence as he has. I recommend you visit SeeClickFix when you notice a Vallejo City issue that needs fixing or have a question for our City government staff. Below are my before and after photos: