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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson continues NW 18th Avenue clean-up in Liberty City

Photo credits: Marta Martinez-Aleman/Vice Chairwoman Edmonson's Office

In a concerted effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st Streets safer and cleaner, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson led her sixth clean-up through the Liberty City neighborhood on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. A team made up of Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management, Police, and Code Enforcement units, and other entities walked through the commercial corridor and residential streets cleaning up debris, citing property and business owners not in compliance, and talking with residents and business owners on the needs of the neighborhood.

"We continue to come through this area because the residents want to see a cleaner, safer avenue where new businesses can open. They want this street to be a lively and thriving corridor," Vice Chairwoman Edmonson said. "These residents are law-abiding citizens who keep up their homes and contribute to the stability of Liberty City.  We have cited owners who don't mow or clean-up their property, we have picked up garbage and debris and we have found homeless people living in makeshift shacks within overgrown lots and gotten them the proper help. They now have a roof over their heads.  These walkthroughs help us pinpoint trouble spots where we need to take action."