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Earth Day Community Cleanup with Assembly Member Santiago, Senator Durazo and Community Partners

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Community Cleanup Photo

(Los Angeles, CA) – Earlier today, Assembly Assistant Majority Leader Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), State Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Caltrans District 7 and community partners held a press conference and community cleanup in honor of Earth Day. Organizations participating include Adventist Health White Memorial, SCE Federal Credit Union, USC, and Girls Today Women Tomorrow. The press conference also focused on the importance of helping communities mitigate the hazardous effects of litter, the prevention of illegal dumping and the importance of protecting the environment, especially around Earth Day.


Community Cleanup Photo

“It is absolutely imperative that we all work together to keep our communities clean regardless of zip codes,” said Assembly Member Santiago. “That’s why this Earth Day weekend we are out here with community leaders to not only clean up illegal dumping and litter but remind each other to pick up trash and throw away litter so we all do our part 365 days of the year.”

“We ask all Californians to be part of the solution and dispose of trash responsibly,” said Caltrans District 7 Deputy Director Blanca Rodriguez. “We thank Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and the Boyle Heights community for coming out today and helping to clean up their neighborhood. We also appreciate the continuous partnership of the Assemblymember and Senator in supporting our efforts for clean and beautiful communities.”

Last year on Caltrans property (on or near freeways) in Assembly District 54 (represented by Assembly Member Santiago), Caltrans District 7 has removed 12,860 cubic yards of litter, 1,581,630 sq. ft. of graffiti and 7,699 cubic yards of debris. Constituents who see illegal dumping and litter on Caltrans property are encouraged to submit a service ticket to

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago is the Assistant Assembly Majority Leader. He serves on the Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Tourism Committee, the Health Committee, and the Utilities & Energy Committee. He represents the 54th District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Commerce, Montebello, and Vernon.