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For Immediate Release:
June 03, 2019
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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Chairwoman Edmonson leads monthly 18th Avenue walkthrough


Chairwoman Edmonson encounters more illegal dumping on her monthly walkthrough and cleanup of Northwest 18th Avenue. (Photos by Marta Martinez-Aleman/Chairwoman Edmonson's office)

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson continued her monthly walkthrough of the Northwest 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st streets in Liberty City on May 30. She was joined by Miami-Dade County Police officers, Miami-Dade Code Enforcement, Public Works, Solid Waste Management and Internal Services departments, local business owners and residents.  Assisting in the clean-up were members of the Greater Miami Service Corps and the City of Miami Homeless Assistance Team.

The walkthroughs are designed to give Chairwoman Edmonson the opportunity to meet with residents and merchants to discuss neighborhood concerns, clean up litter and crack down on negligent property owners, particularly of vacant lots with garbage or overgrown grass.

“Despite clear postings that ‘NO DUMPING’ is permitted, empty lots continue to be used as dumps for garbage, furniture, debris, construction material and empty boxes,” Chairwoman Edmonson said. “It’s very disappointing to see this type of activity going on day after day in my district. I urge residents to be on the lookout for illegal dumping and report it right away.”