Street sweeping enforcement returns

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By Matthew Hassoldt

After 10 weeks of amnesty due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gardena Police Department will resume street sweeping enforcement on Monday June 1.

Gardena Police Department officials said they understand the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its residents; however, the lack of street sweeping access has led to an accumulation of debris and pollution that jeopardizes the health and safety of the community.

“Street sweeping is a critical health service, which collects tons of debris each year and prevents pollutants from washing into the ocean and other waterways,” GPD Chief Mike Saffell said. “Streets can only be swept effectively when cars are out of the path of the sweeper.

“We thank you for your cooperation and continued patience as we make incremental progress toward re-opening Gardena,” Saffell added.