“Operation Clean-Up” hits District IV Inspectors from various City departments will team up on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District III educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes.
The campaign will encompass the following central neighborhood: From Jefferson to Gonzalez Street, between San Leonardo and San Eduardo Avenue, including San Enrique, San Francisco, San Jorge Avenue and Garden Street.
Inspectors from Community Development (Code Enforcement division), Police (Ordinance division), Health (Animal Control division) and Building Development Services (Zoning Inspection division) will be walking door-to-door on Friday.
They will be speaking to property and business owners about proper maintenance codes, pointing out violations and distributing information. In addition to this focus on the neighborhoods, City inspectors will advise residents and business owners to place unwanted debris and objects at the curb for removal.
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, Solid Waste crews will be picking up all curbside debris along the designated Operation Clean-Up area. Participants in the “clean-up” area are urged to place all unwanted items on the curb away from fences, water meters and mailboxes by 7:00 a.m.
Inspectors will inform participants on a case-by-case basis regarding limitations on unwanted items. Please note, no oil or paint will be picked up.
“Operation Clean-Up is a really positive campaign for helping to beautify Laredo,” said Ronnie Acosta, Community Development Director. “Residents have cleaned up their community, and we have only had to issue a minimal amount of citations.
We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign,” she said. December’s Operation Clean-Up District III results:
152 verbal warnings
2 written warnings
6 junked vehicles
4 weeds & letters
109 small tires
7.31 total tons of debris
For additional information on the clean-up campaign, contact the City of Laredo Community Development Department at (956) 795-2675.