Our local team keeps the streets of City Heights clean and safe, 促进社会经济增长

涂鸦去除, 权力洗, and street sweeping are just a few of the many services provided through the 城市澳门官方网赌平台’s 清洁 & 安全程序 that contribute to creating a welcoming environment for residents, 游客, 和城市高地的商业. 正如程序的标题所暗示的那样, its goal is to help keep City Heights streets clean and safe so that property and business owners can focus on running their businesses and safely serving residents and 游客 in the community.

清洁和安全的涂鸦去除
我们的清洁 & Safe team removes graffiti from the business district every week.

清洁 & 安全程序 operates within the City Heights Maintenance Assessment District, which includes University Avenue from Interstate 805 to 50th street and segments of 37th Street, 中央大道, 43街, 和费尔蒙特大道. 除了维护街道, the program is responsible for larger safety and beautification projects in the community, 包括合作 西班牙&E’s Dusk to Dawn Program to install additional street lights in areas with documented criminal activity or safety concerns, and sponsoring landscaping and planter installations along University Avenue. 

从试点项目到社区资产

清洁 and 安全程序 staff cleaning the sidewalk
Using our newly purchased sidewalk vacuum to remove litter and debris.

Beginning as a pilot program with one staff member and contracted maintenance service providers, 清洁 & 安全程序 has evolved to become an entirely in-house operation and an indispensable component of the CHBA. 今天,清洁 & Safe team is composed of three full-time and eight part-time employees, all of whom are residents of City Heights and are committed to making the community a cleaner and safer place to walk, 商店, 和生活. 

有一个完整的员工团队,清洁 & 安全程序 has been able to expand their regular cleaning and maintenance schedule and respond more quickly to maintenance requests from residents and business owners. This has been especially important over the last several months as the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the capacity of some city services to respond to issues. 

这是清洁组织典型的工作日 & Safe staff balances regular street cleaning and maintenance with responding to the more urgent needs and concerns of residents and businesses along University Avenue. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the crew cleans up all bus stops at the intersection of University and Fairmount avenues, 倒空垃圾桶, 并减少涂鸦, and addresses cleaning issues throughout the district requiring immediate attention. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the staff prioritizes sidewalk sweeping throughout the entire district, and responds to reports made by business/property owners about areas in need of attention.

We recently caught up with the program’s three full-time staff members to get to know them better and talk with them about their work in the community. 

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跟我们说说你自己吧:
I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and have been a City Heights resident since 2003. I have worked with several different organizations serving the Mid-City area community, 目前正在协调CHBA清洁工作 & 安全程序. 

What do you find most rewarding about your work, and what is most challenging?
Most rewarding is serving the same neighborhood in which I live. Most challenging is the lack of mental health services for transient and and homeless individuals in the area.

你喜欢《澳门官方网赌平台》哪一点?
它在光谱各个方面的多样性. Living in a place with such a diverse population has allowed me not only to learn a little more about each culture represented in this community, but also to enjoy the flavors of their fantastic cuisines. 

What do you envision for the future of City Heights and the future of 清洁 & 安全程序?
To continue growing as a vibrant community where people from all walks of life are welcome. 根据《澳门官方网赌平台》 & 安全程序, expanding its service hours and increasing the number of staff members will allow us to better serve the business community. 

What message do you have for people outside of the City Heights community who might be thinking about visiting/exploring the area for the first time?
第一次的游客, 我建议参观当地的, independent restaurants to enjoy authentic dishes from many parts of the world prepared with their original recipes and ingredients. 在大流行结束后, look for a calendar of cultural festivals in City Heights which will allow for a more in-depth experience of its cultural diversity and identity.

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跟我们说说你自己吧:
I was born in Los Angeles, CA, and raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Arvin, CA. 我已经为CHBA工作一年了. 

What do you find most rewarding about your work, and what is most challenging?
The most rewarding part is seeing the street clean after a hard day of work. Most challenging is the debris and trash left on the sidewalk. 

你喜欢《澳门官方网赌平台》哪一点?
它的人的多样性和我为之工作的人的多样性. 

安德烈斯情歌安德烈斯情歌:清洁 & 安全维修工人 

跟我们说说你自己吧:
我是古巴. I have lived in City Heights for 26 years, and have worked for 清洁 & 一年的安全计划. 

你喜欢《澳门官方网赌平台》哪一点?
我喜欢学校, 那些针对住院医生的项目, 安全, 以及正在发生的进步. 

What do you envision for the future of City Heights and the future of 清洁 & 安全程序?
The vision I have for the future is more lighting in the alleys, 帮助无家可归的人, and creation of programs for people to help keep the city clean. 

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