The nation’s most comprehensive street-by-street cleanliness assessment system was launched today by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, LA Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar, and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works. The creation of CleanStat was a cornerstone of Mayor Garcetti’s eighth Executive Directive, which unveiled his “Clean Streets LA” initiative last spring.
Modeled after LAPD’s CompStat, CleanStat will provide quarterly, block-by-block assessments of the entire city to build data and identify trends in street cleanliness. The system uses dashcam video footage and GIS data to map, assess, and grade the degree of cleanliness of each street, alley, and sidewalk in the City of Los Angeles. When aggregated, the data will give city leaders a clear picture of L.A.’s cleanliness, both citywide and at the neighborhood level. This will allow them to target additional resources to communities with the greatest need.
“Clean streets are important to the health and well-being of every Angeleno — from children who walk to school, to small business owners looking to create thriving commercial corridors, ” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This data-driven rating system measures L.A.’s cleanliness, block-by-block, so we can get the right resources to the right place at the right time.”
Over the course of several months, LA Sanitation workers assessed nearly 40,000 streets and alleys and will continue doing so on a quarterly basis. Streets are graded on a scale of one (clean) to three (not clean) based on the presence of illegal dumping, bulky items, loose litter, and weeds. This data is open to all, and Angelenos will be able to see exactly how their street fares by visiting https://cleanstreetsla.com/.
"Today's announcement represents the culmination of several actions I have taken since my first day in office to clean up our streets. Requesting a Compstat Model in 2014 my district deployed resources based on need, picking up a total of 23,276,000 pounds of trash last year from my district alone,” said Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “ A citywide data driven system will ensure resources are deployed where they are needed the most, and represents a methodical step towards the implementation of an effective citywide neighborhood cleanup program. This will allow for the health and welfare of all our residents be maintained through equitable services across neighborhoods."
The Mayor’s Clean Streets LA (CSLA) initiative is a comprehensive plan to increase the city’s overall cleanliness. In addition to CleanStat, CSLA provides funding for 5,000 additional trash cans over the next four years, three LA Sanitation Clean Streets teams and new loose litter and weed abatement services through the Board of Public Works Office of Community Beautification. CSLA also partners with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps to ensure that residents are better informed about services available to them. Those services include the 311 phone service or the MyLA311 app — where residents can get bulky items picked-up for free, report illegal dumping, and procure community clean-up supplies.
“Our civic collaborations and community partnerships, coupled with individual responsibility and volunteer activities, continue to strengthen sustainable improvements for clean streets throughout Los Angeles,” said Zaldivar. “We are fully committed to fostering a sense of city pride for our surroundings, ensuring public health and the protection of our environment.”