Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

“Operation Clean-Up” hits District VII

Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up on FRIDAY, September 27, 2013 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District VII educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes.

The campaign will encompass the following northwest neighborhood: from Orleans Loop to Lobo Loop, including Bayonne Lane, Center Road, and El Monte Loop, south of Bristol Road. 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, October 2, 2013, 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.

July’s Operation Clean-Up District VI results:
208 Verbal warnings
4 Junked vehicles
7 Weeds and letters
4 Nuisance
8.59 total tons of debris
170 Small tires

For additional information on the clean-up campaign, contact the City of Laredo Community Development Department at 795-2675.

Author: Alejandra Cantu

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