One of the new projects that I’m going to be working on in my spare time is Fix the Fifth. We live in Long Beach’s Fifth district, domain of Council Woman Gerrie Schipske. While I don’t have any particular beef with the Ms. Schipske, I have noticed that some things are going un-fixed in our district while other projects around the city get done. Streets are fixed when no real problem exists with them. Sidewalks that are perfectly serviceable in the shore are replaced, meanwhile the sidewalk in front of the neighbor’s house is so badly uprooted that my children are afraid to ride over it for fear they will fall. I’ll spare you the rest of the list, mostly because it’s not complete yet. So, Fix the Fifth will be a place to catalog and store all that is wrong with the fifth district.
If you live in the Fifth District, and you have a problem, here are the steps you can take to help:
- Take a photo, with embedded GPS location if available (ie iPhone, Android phone, Palm Pre, etc.)
- Send it along with the address or location you took the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m working on getting the site that will include an interface that you will be able to upload your photo and it will show up on a Google Map of the Fifth District (a sample is below). You’ll be able to find that at http://www.fixthefifth.com.
View Fifth District in a larger map