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City And Public Working To Clean Up Lake Elsinore

The "Clean Extreme" program kicks off Jan. 28 at the Elsinore Naval and Military School.

Lake Elsinore is touting a new program for 2011 that aims to clean up the city, but it won’t be successful unless local residents and businesses share in the effort, officials say.

“We’re trying to clean up the city. We need the public’s participation, too,” said City Manager Bob Brady.

The new “Clean Extreme” program will kick off Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. when volunteers and city officials turn out to haul trash and spruce up the area around the

Brady said there are plans to have two additional “Clean Extreme” events in 2011, but the schedule has not been set. He said he welcomes public input and is taking the names and numbers of those who want to lend a hand.

The Jan. 28 event will see many local organizations turn out, including , EcoPlanet, Lake Elsinore Rotary Club, CR&R Waste Services, the , and the to name a few, Brady said.

Brady said this month’s effort will be large scale, but future Clean Extreme events are still awaiting volunteer sign ups.

“We want the community to take ownership,” he said.

For more information, contact the Lake Elsinore City Manager’s office at (951) 674-3124.

J Carabine January 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I took my truck in yesterday by Auto Centre Drive in lake Elsinore and noticed a lot of graffiti under that bridge, appears people are living under it. SO much debris around. Might be another area they want to clean?
Ken Mayes January 12, 2012 at 06:30 PM
As for graffiti on private property, if a particular property is targeted on a continual basis the city can get the permission of the property owner to go in and remove it. Why should a property owner be required to continually clean up a mess not created by them, I can see if it happens only on the rare occasion, but some places it happens continually.
Diana January 12, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I agree with you Ken, my fence on the outskirts, lower part of my property is always being tagged. A perfect example of property destruction by taggers is the Menace Motorcycle building on Grand, it is tagged over and over and over again to the point of getting on the roof to tag the upper part of the building. I did report this to the county and they removed some of it, but this building is in the City limits. As said, a great place for the City to place one of those cameras that they purchased a while back to catch taggers in heavy tagged area, this building would be the prime spot.
Barbara Dye January 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
The County of Riverside has a graffitti abatement program. It is called Graffitti Busters the phone number is 951-955-3333. They match the paint color!!!!
Barbara Dye January 16, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Diana. Menace Motorcycle is in the county not the city.

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