Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Watts Clean Up Day

On Saturday, October 18th, the City Attorney’s Office, along with other partners in the Watts community and in law enforcement, will be participating in a “Community Clean Up” Day.

From 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, members of the community and organizations throughout Watts will be concentrating on community clean up efforts in three locations: Grape Street to include 107th and Santa Ana, the 110 and Dillon Avenue, and San Miguel to include 103rd and Santa Ana.

Clean-up efforts will include graffiti removal, tree planting, and trash pick-up.

Partners in the clean-up effort include the Watts Gang Task Force, the Watts Neighborhood Council, Council District 15, Lighthouse Community Church, the Housing Authority of Los Angeles (HACLA),LA County Sheriff ’s Department, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the Watts/ Century Latino Organization (WCLO), San Miguel Church, St. Lawrence Church, Weigand Avenue Elementary School, Children’s Institute, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, LAPD – Southeast Ar ea, Southeast Weed and Seed, Neighborhood Youth Achievers, LA DWP, the Gang Alternative Program (GAP), the Board of Public Works, and Heal the Bay.

The City Attorney’s Office would like to thank these partners for their contributions and efforts toward the Clean Up Day. In addition, our special thanks to Neighborhood Prosecutor Sonja Dawson and Community Resource Specialist Irene Del Campo, both of the South Bureau, for their hard work in organizing the event.

Sign-in and supply pick-up begins at 8:00 am. The event will conclude with a lunch at 12:30 pm at both staging areas -107th and Grape Street and San Miguel Church. These sites will be the location that volunteers should go to for sign-in and supply pick-up. All supplies needed for the clean-up efforts will be provided on site. Please join us in making a difference in the community.