Homeowners facing legal action for derelict property conditions have a new option for getting their land up to snuff, one that covers any job from removing weeds and overgrown vegetation to hauling away waste and debris.
The city's Property Clean Up Pros Program is an expanded version of what's been offered in previous years. The city's Neighborhood Services Division would oversee court-ordered community service workers who cleared vacant parcels and removed graffiti from the public right-of-way.
The program had been on hold for more than a year after budget cuts kept city officials from filling the position charged with running the daily operations.
That's when members of the Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale started to notice the effects of the program's absence.
"These were a lot of the services that weren't being provided," said Juan J. Gonzalez, who oversees the program. "[Committee members] noticed certain areas weren't being taken care of on a regular basis."