The Lynwood City Council and city employees are expanding community beautification efforts in 2022. The City is implementing new programs to enhance neighborhood quality of life while specifically addressing community cleanliness which will be in addition to the City’s successful Spring and Fall Clean-Up events, spearheaded by our Waste Hauler.
The first program consists of the city identifying community areas in need for Community Clean-Ups which will partner City staff with residents and volunteers to clean up blocks of our community’s neighborhoods.
“We look forward to partnering City resources with residents and volunteers to clean up the city. We are seeing a real unity developing in our city and programs like the community clean-up help get all of us to work together and to know each other better. It’s been very rewarding,” said Councilmember Marisela Santana.
Lynwood Commitment Returns
The Lynwood Commitment is approved for reinstatement. Mayor Pro-Tem José Luis Solache has promoted it in partnership with the Reformed Church of Los Angeles and the Lynwood Unified School District. The Lynwood Commitment identifies one of the City’s schools and beautifies the school grounds and neighborhoods near the school. The first event occurred in 2018 at Lindbergh Elementary.
“I’m so excited about this program. As a former School Board member and now as Mayor Pro-Tem, the idea of seeing parents, school children and other community members working together reminds us all what we can achieve when we are pulling in the same direction,” said Solache.
New Program to Help Seniors
Finally, we are announcing the Mayor’s new Adopt a Senior Program, an idea that Mayor Jorge Casanova proposed immediately after being sworn in last December.
“For many of our treasured older residents, it’s often difficult to maintain their properties. The idea is to connect volunteers to seniors in Lynwood that might need some help with basic maintenance in their front yards, back yards and sidewalks,” said Casanova.
Fellow City Councilmember Rita Soto, who serves with Casanova on the Community and Economic Development Committee says this represents a great opportunity for true community involvement.
“I’ve been privileged to serve Lynwood as an educator and an elected official. This Adopt a Senior Program lets us say a big thank you to our seniors while doing something positive for them and for our community,” she said.
If you are a senior who might like some help, if you know a senior who might need some assistance or are a person who would like to volunteer, please call the city at 310-602-0220, extension 200.
City officials are planning to start the Adopt a Senior program on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
The Adopt a Senior Program is just the latest effort by the city of Lynwood to beautify our neighborhoods to make lives healthier, less stressful and more pleasant. The city’s beautification efforts are really quite extraordinary. They are bringing a sense of community and responsibility to keep our homes and common areas safe and clean.
“This is so exciting. I’ve lived in Lynwood my entire life and I don’t remember when our Councilmembers and the community were so engaged on working together to improve the quality of life in our city,” said Councilmember Oscar Flores.