West Hollywood Hosts First of Three Community Clean-Up Events

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Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

Community members and West Hollywood City staff met at WeHo City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard for a Mid-City Community Clean-Up event on Sunday, April 10, 2022. This is one of three events taking place in various locations within the City in the months of April and May 2022.

Council member John Erickson joined the clean-up effort to give West Hollywood residents, business owners, community members, and volunteers an opportunity to help beautify the West Hollywood community while engaging with neighbors, local business owners, and West Hollywood City Council members and City staff.

Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

“Turnout was good. We can always use more volunteers, but I’m excited to see as more people become aware they can still sign up for the Eastside and Westside clean up they’ll take part,” Council member Erickson told WEHO TIMES. “Residents and business owners asked what we were doing and after they realized we were cleaning up, they were very thankful. It was nice to be out and about and helping out. I’m looking forward to the next one. It was also nice to see that our city does a great job proactively of street sweeping, cleaning the various sidewalks, replenishing the dog waste stations, and picking up bulky items.

Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

For those who constantly complain about the cleanliness of the city, and didn’t show up to volunteer for this recent community clean-up event, there are two more opportunities to do your part:

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Eastside Community Clean-Up 

Check-in location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard

Check-in: 9 a.m.; Clean-up: 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Westside Community Clean-Up

Check-in location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard

Check-in: 9 a.m.; Clean-up: 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteers will be provided with cleaning supplies (such as gloves, trash pickers, bags, etc.), water, and snacks. Volunteers will be asked to fan out across the designated area to pick up litter in streets, alleyways, parks, parkways, and other public places. Participants will also be notified to take note of any other community beautification needs that should be reported to City staff, such as graffiti, bulky items, or other issues. Residents, businesses, neighborhood-watch groups, Advisory Boards and Commissions, and other community members are all encouraged to participate. Block by Block Security Ambassadors and some City staff members will also participate and will be available to respond to questions from community members.

Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

People of all ages are welcome to participate, but children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants must adhere to any City-required COVID-19 safety protocols that may be in place at the time of the event (such as social distancing or wearing a mask).

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Community Clean-Up days please contact Jasmine Duckworth, the City of West Hollywood’s Community Affairs Coordinator, at (323) 848-6559 or at jduckworth@weho.org. For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/volunteer.

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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5 months ago

If we could just get the homeless to clean our streets by offering them pay by the hour or by the amount of trash they collect…our city would be spotless.