On Sat., March 19, 2016, more than one hundred residents and youth from South Los Angeles gathered at the Community Coalition headquarters.
Residents walked in teams and filed nearly 1,000 city service requests on Saturday. The most common requests included illegal dumping, graffiti removal and sidewalk repair.
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson walked with residents and youth on Saturday morning to file MyLA311 reports. Councilmember Harris-Dawson explained, “Today we’re addressing the fundamental need for respect for residents in the Eighth District. My office has been working closely with City departments to close the gap in city services and demand that there are higher standards for the district.”
Residents are encouraged to use the MyLA311 system, which includes a toll-free number, a smartphone application and a website to help residents connect to city services, ranging from bulky item pick up to graffiti removal.
Data from MyLA311 shows that MyLA311 reports for Council District Eight increased nearly 50 percent in January 2016; and for District 9, by nearly 25 percent. This is a result of residents working together to increase the number of 311 reports.