Edmonson leads Liberty City in annual clean up drive

caines | 7/4/2012, 5:30 a.m.

In a effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st Streets safer and cleaner, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson led her fifth clean-up through the Liberty City neighborhood on Wednesday, June 27th. A team made up of Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management, Police, and Code Enforcement units, the Greater Miami Service Corps and the City of Miami Homeless Assistance program walked through the commercial corridor and residential streets cleaning up debris, citing property and business owners not in compliance, and talking with residents and business owners on the needs of the neighborhood. "We continue to come through this area because the residents want to see a cleaner, safer avenue where new businesses can open, Edmonson said. They want this street to be a lively and thriving corridor. These residents are law-abiding citizens who keep up their homes and contribute to the stability of Liberty City.We have cited owners who don't mow or clean-up their property, we have picked up garbage and debris and we have found homeless people living in makeshift shacks within overgrown lots and gotten them the proper help. They now have a roof over their heads.These walkthroughs help us pinpoint trouble spots where we need to take action."