FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Diane Thomas
July 7, 2000
Supervisor Coad Tries
a Different Kind of Ride-Along
The Monday morning ride-along wont be in a police
cruiser this time. On Monday morning (July 10), Fourth
District Supervisor Cynthia P. Coad will climb up into
the first street sweeper to hit the streets in unincorporated
The Board of Supervisors voted in March to include the
sweeping of residential streets in unincorporated areas
of the county. The Environmental Protection Agency has
recognized the act of regular street sweeping as a Best
Management Practice for water quality improvement by eliminating
refuse before it enters the countys storm drains.
The Countys Public Facilities and Resources Department
will perform street sweeping in unincorporated areas on
a monthly basis.
Coad has spearheaded a pilot project in El Modena to demonstrate
the benefits that will come from community revitalization
programs in unincorporated islands. The model project
includes code enforcement, community policing and community
programs such as neighborhood clean-up days.
"Taking regular street sweeping to the unincorporated
areas does two things," said Coad. "It increases
community pride by enhancing its cleanliness. And, additionally,
it supports our efforts at improving water quality. Im
looking forward to being there Monday to help the community
welcome this new service."
Supervisor Cynthia P. Coad, Fourth District
Street Sweeper Ride-Along Inaugurates initiation
of street-sweeping service in unincorporated county