Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Friday announced the launch of a coordinated neighborhood cleanup program for communities in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Rodriguez was joined by a coalition of business leaders and representatives from the city’s Department of Sanitation and Environment, StreetsLA and Northeast Graffiti Busters for the presentation on “Operation Bright Spot: Strategic Partners Outfoxing Trash.”

Through a targeted neighborhood cleanup plan, Operation Bright Spot team members will conduct street sweeping, red curb painting, graffiti removal, weed abatement, bulky item pick-ups, gum removal and power washing of sidewalks.

“This type of investment is long overdue at our major corridors,” Rodriguez said. “This program will shed a bright spot and provide a fresh start for businesses in our neighborhoods.”

Operation Bright Spot supplements existing city services and is intended to have faster response times for cleanup services. It will be spread out across Council District 7 to keep the neighborhoods clean and safe, remove visual blight and improve the quality of life for residents, Rodriguez said.

The councilwoman secured $200,000 to fund Operation Bright Spot, and the program will extend through the end of 2020. The neighborhoods receiving services include Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills and La Tuna Canyon.

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