The City of Lynwood’s Community Development Department has coordinated a task force that consists of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the City’s Business License, Public Safety and City Attorney Departments to address all businesses in violation of municipal code.
“We value the businesses that operate in Lynwood,” said Lynwood City Manager Ernie Hernandez. “But we also need those businesses to maintain their properties and operate within the municipal code for the safety of their employees and the residents who live and work nearby.”
Last week the task force focused on the 11600 block of Louise Avenue (cul-de-sac) to clean the area and make sure businesses are complying with the municipal code. The tasks included:
- Property and street cleanup,
- Removal of abandoned vehicles, trash & debris and overgrown vegetation,
- Install new street signs,
- Citations for violations of the municipal code,
- Working with area businesses and owners to comply with the municipal code.
Five different businesses were cited for violations including overgrown vegetation, the use of unpermitted structures and operating without a business license.
If you have any questions about whether your business complies with the municipal code, visit: http://lynwood.ca.us/development_compliance_enforcement_services/ for more information.
The task force will focus on other industrial areas in the coming weeks.