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Atlanta Department of Corrections Launches Second Love Our City Community Improvement Campaign

Post Date:04/05/2016 11:45 AM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-330-6865, office
404-807-2438, cell
ccbenton@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016

News Release

Atlanta Department of Corrections Launches Second Love Our City Community Improvement Campaign

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections (DOC) today announced the second launch of the Love Our City community improvement campaign. The public is encouraged to submit requests to the Atlanta DOC for trash, debris and graffiti removal. The department will accept the special clean-up campaign requests through April 21, 2016, and the beautification projects will begin on Earth Day, April 22, and continue until requests have been fulfilled. The work will be completed by participants in the Inmate Work Detail Program at the Atlanta City Detention Center.

“We received overwhelming positive feedback from our first Love Our City initiative, completing more than 150 clean-up projects throughout the city,” said Chief Patrick Labat, Atlanta Department of Corrections. “We are excited to launch this spring cleaning campaign focused around Earth Day to demonstrate Corrections’ commitment to clean, sustainable and vibrant communities.”

DOC’s first Love Our City community improvement campaign was held in February and resulted in 171 requests from residents to remove trash, clear debris, paint over graffiti and complete other tasks in various areas across the city.  

To submit a new request, please send an email to DOCCleanUp@Atlantaga.gov and include Love Our City in the subject line or dial the 311 customer service line, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Requests including but not limited to trash pick-up, cutting grass, debris and tire removal, painting over graffiti and boarding abandoned buildings will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and scheduled accordingly by the Atlanta Department of Corrections. Any requests received by the DOC that do not fall within the scope of the department’s capabilities will be forwarded to the appropriate city agency for consideration.

The DOC allows eligible inmates from the Atlanta City Detention Center to earn “good time” on their respective sentences by participating in the Inmate Work Detail Program. These are non-violent, minimum security inmates who have been charged with misdemeanor offenses.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

 

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