FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2015
Los Angeles, CA - Today, Councilmember Cedillo asked for support from his colleagues to start the first steps in establishing a cleanliness-rating index in the City of Los Angeles. The metric would be modeled after the Keep America Beautiful standard, and has been duplicated in other metropolitan cities like New York and San Francisco.
Cedillo's action came after the release of a City Administrative Office report titled, "Improving Livability in Los Angeles, Clean Streets LA," in response to an authored motion by Cedillo. The CAO's Office outlined 10 recommendations on how to improve the livability and cleanliness in the City, pointing to the success in CD1's pilot program "Keep It Clean".
Cedillo stated, "I welcome the CAO report that outlines many of the ideas that I have tested in my own District. As a newly elected Councilmember, I prioritized clean streets and this new report will help in creating a dialogue with my colleagues in order to clean Los Angeles. I know what works because I have seen the changes in my district, and I believe that a cleanliness rating index would assist the City to move towards deploying our resources where they are needed the most. A data driven model will result in a much cleaner LA."
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