News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2013
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Commissioner Edmonson Conducts Ninth 18th Avenue Clean-Up

Photos by Marta Martinez-Aleman/Commissioner Edmonson's Office

In a concerted effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st Streets safer and cleaner, Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson led her ninth clean-up through the Liberty City neighborhood on Wednesday, February 28, 2013. 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," 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. These walkthroughs help us pinpoint trouble spots where we need to take action."