Mayoral scorecard on street cleanliness of city streets ranks Bronx lowest for acceptable clean streets

A mayoral scorecard for the cleanliness of city streets ranked the Bronx as the lowest for acceptable clean streets.

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2020, 10:34 PM

Updated 1,328 days ago

Share:

A mayoral scorecard for the cleanliness of city streets ranked the Bronx as the lowest for acceptable clean streets.
This comes after the Department of Sanitation experienced a $100 million budget cut.
The Department of Sanitation released a statement saying, "The hard-working team at the Deppartment of Sanitation has done an incredible job in the face of a citywide crisis like no other, and we take our role keeping the city safe, clean and healthy incredibly seriously."
Elected officials throughout the borough are also stepping up to keep the streets of the Bronx clean.
"And we're not going to surrender because of the city's lack in leadership and funding our borough properly. We are the dirtiest borough in the city, today, but the borough of the Bronx and its residents won't allow that reputation of the 70s to come back. We're going to do our part and the mayor has to stop. The Tale of Two boroughs, the boroughs that have and the boroughs that don't," says Bronx Councilmember Mark Gjonaj.
There are currently multiple community initiatives throughout the Bronx to help to clean parks and streets, including the ASEZ Cleanup Campaign and the Standup Cleanup effort.


More from News 12