When it comes to cleaning up the city, there are still key areas where every neighborhood is falling behind. However, for the Mission Dolores, serious improvement is needed. Thankfully, recent ordinances voted in by the Board of Supervisors mean that improvement projects for places like the Mission District are going to be planned.
Of course, this is a city wide plan for public clean up that has been going on for awhile. Since 2007, it has been a priority of the Controller’s Office to inspect corridors throughout each neighborhood. When there is a problem in a district, the Department of Public Works responds. The techniques have been effective in most neighborhoods.
The Mission Dolores, however, lags behind the rest. While other neighborhoods have gone from dirty to so-so, the Mission has remained the same. Some of the big problems that will be addressed next year are: street litter, sidewalk litter, graffiti on the sidewalk, and illegal dumping.
If you notice a problem in the neighborhood, feel free to call 311 to report it.