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Councilman James encourages residents to get involved with the California Community Transformation Project

Friday October 26, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – The California Neighborhood is doing more than just participating in Brightside’s Community Wide cleanup on Saturday, October 27th. Residents there are in the process of transforming the two streets in their neighborhood which need the most attention.

“This weekend volunteers will focus on properties along Date Street and Garland Avenue,” says Councilman David James (D-6). “These two areas have a high number of abandoned properties and alleys in disrepair. The community has decided to roll up its sleeves and make a difference.”

The California Community Transformation Project is a coordinated effort between the neighborhood and the Midwest Church of Christ on Garland Avenue.

For the last few weeks, volunteer teams have surveyed needed cleanup areas in the neighborhood. Targeted areas for the Saturday cleanup include 18th Street, Date Street and Garland Avenue. Yards, sidewalks, streets, alleys abandoned houses and properties have all been reviewed for potential cleanup on Saturday.

“My office has put forth $4500 in funding to abandoned property cleanup teams in Metro Government to clear alleys of overgrown trees and other debris,” says James.

The Transformation Project has listed 4 addresses on 18th Street, 18 addresses on Date Street and 26 addresses on Garland Avenue that need attention.

“Pastor Jerry Stephenson and the Midwest Church of Christ along with the organizers of this event are to be commended for their effort to bring the community together,” says James. “This is neighbor helping neighbor. When that happens then all of us take pride in our community.”

To get involved with the California Community Transformation Project, call 502-774-3986.

David James (D) 6