Dear Neighbor,

As we settle into the new year, I am sending this reminder regarding certain sections of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) designed to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe.

The LAMC stipulates that residents must maintain the parkway adjacent to their property, and are also prohibited from dumping bulky items or rubbish on the sidewalk or street. Bulky items are large discarded items that will not fit in your regular trash bin, such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. Free bulky item pickup can be arranged by dialing 3-1-1 or 1-800-773-2489.

LAMC 56.08(c): No person having charge or control of any lot or premises shall allow any soil, rubbish, trash, garden refuse, tree trimmings, ashes, tin cans or other waste or refuse to remain upon any sidewalk, parkway, or in or upon any street abutting on or adjacent to such lot or premises, or which will interfere with or obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles along any such street, sidewalk or parkway.

LAMC 66.25: No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any combustible or noncombustible rubbish or any refuse of any kind whatsoever upon or in any street in the City. The fine for illegal dumping is up to $1,000.00 and or 1 year in county jail.

It is important that all citizens follow these guidelines so Los Angeles can remain a world-class city. Residents who fail to abide by these laws are liable to be cited by the Bureau of Street Services, and noncompliance may result in being required to appear at a hearing.

My office employs a Clean Team to help with these efforts and perform beautification projects throughout the district. For more information, or to request a cleanup in your area, please contact Sylvan De La Cruz at (213) 207-3015 or Thank you.


Councilmember, Thirteenth District

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