- A report headed by a city official in Los Angeles suggests city agencies should implement a massive overhaul of the way the city deals with illegal dumping in neighborhoods.
- The report, "Improving Livability in Los Angeles,” was spearheaded by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and includes recommendations to create a rating index system for gaging waste levels.
- The city currently counts on complaints to alert authorities to illegal dumping, sometimes leaving furniture and debris sitting for months.
Additional measures include the addition of thousands of waste bins to some areas, a streamlined street-sweeping program, better enforcement of dumping laws, and working to identify the sites that are most problematic.
In December 2014, a report was released that outlined issues stemming from the rising volume of debris piling up in the city. The report detailed the numerous issues facing neighborhoods and alleyways citywide. The information was garnered through conversations with residents, agencies, business owners, and more.