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Today was a great day for those Neighborhood Councils that have been tackling neighborhood cleanups for so many years. Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with the City Council, announced a brand new data set that grades how clean our city streets are in L.A. Our elected officials are going back to basics by focusing valuable resources towards ensuring that our streets are clean for our families, our businesses, and to attract investment. Those present to share in the news included Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmen Gil Cedillo, Joe Buscaino, Curren D. Price, and Marqueece Harris-Dawson; Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Josh LaFarga, Board of Public Works Commissioners Kevin James, Heather Repenning, and Monica Rodriguez, Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu, and Bureau of Sanitation Director Enrique Zaldivar. And thank you to those Neighborhood Councils that did make the trip to downtown to get the preview on this awesome new data set and index. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council strongly feel that our streets are a reflection of the city, and allocating resources to ensure they are clean is a core service that Angelenos deserve including providing full information, great services, accessibility, and accountability.

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The Bureau of Sanitation also announced their availability to visit your Neighborhood Council to further talk about how Sanitation can meet your community’s needs by contacting the Bureau’s Neighborhood Council Liaison Mr. Daniel Hackney at daniel.hackney@lacity.org

For more information on how to engage as a Public Works Liaison and to take a look at the newly unveiled CleanStat, the city’s newest data set that creates a Clean Streets Index and grades the cleanliness of our streets, go to: http://empowerla.org/publicworksliaisons/

We also want to invite you to champion the idea of advocating for the cleanliness of your street and encouraging the community to have pride in their neighborhood by reporting blight, trash, and graffiti by dialing 3-1-1 or online at MyLA311.