On any given day and especially Sundays, Rosie Brown, Jefferson Park resident and United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) Outreach Chair can be found driving around the UNNC footprint and beyond using the free MyLA311 app to report illegal dumping and graffiti.
Category: Featured Resident
Published on Monday, 10 October 2016 12:37
Written by D.V. LAWRENCE
Long before 311 came along she was reporting illegal dumping in the alley behind her house the good old fashion way, by telephone, to the Bureau of Sanitation.
The Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) was so impressed with her work informing the community about the LA Sanitation Department and the MyLA311 app, they created a Public Service Announcement clip showcasing what she does best; passing out flyers, talking to residents and creating various service requests. On August 19t h Rosie was recognized as a Clean Streets Hero by the Board of Public Works. Channel 34 also taped an interview with her.
Rosie and UNNC participates and sponsors community clean ups. They partner with Council District 10, Herb Wesson’s office, KYCC and schools.
Besides reporting illegal dumping the MyLA311 app allows you to report pot holes, water waste, illegal signs, street light issues and a myriad of other things including paying your DWP bill. If you are not tech savvy you can simply call 311 and talk to a customer service representative. Some suggestions on how to improve your neighborhood would be to organize a street and alley clean up, form or join a block club to tackle your issues and concerns.
Rosie joined the Neighborhood Council to make a change in her community. She wants to make stakeholders aware of things that impact their quality of life, in hopes of making her community a place where pride of ownership is a priority along with economic vitality and a thriving neighborhood.