Santa’s not the only who’s been visiting your neighborhood lately.
For the last four months, city agencies and garbage companies have been conducting early morning inspections of San Francisco’s busiest streets to check for violations of city ordinances that could affect quality of life in those neighborhoods.
The program, called Spruce Up by Sun Up, is four months in, and most of the 300 scheduled visits have been completed, according to a Department of Public Works release. They’ve analyzed some of the data they’ve collected during the visits, and here are some highlights:
Spruce Up By Sun Up is on a brief hiatus for the holidays but will begin again in January and should be completed by February, according to DPW.
The campaign will restart in January, in the South of Market area, and continue on through February 2011.
DPW is responsible for the care and maintenance of San Francisco’s streets and much of its infrastructure. The department cleans and resurfaces streets; plants and maintains city street trees; designs, constructs and maintains city-owned facilities; inspects streets and sidewalks; constructs curb ramps; removes graffiti from public property; and partners with the diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco to provide stellar cleaning and greening services.
More information is available at www.sfdpw.org.