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Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

30 March 2012 No Comment

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,


“Operation Clean-Up” hits District VII

Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up on FRIDAY, March 30, 2012 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 north west neighborhood: Wolf Creek Drive between Grey Fox Circle and Blackhawk Circle to include River Bend Circle, Blue Sky Circle, Arrowhead Circle and White Rock Circle. 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, April 4, 2012, 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.

January’s Operation Clean-Up District VI results:

99 verbal warnings

1 small tire

10.92 total tons of debris

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