MyLA311 (http://lacity.org/myla-311/myla-311-service-request) is an excellent service that allows city residents who know about it get bulky items and illegally dumped furniture picked up for free. The problem is, not enough people know about it or take the few seconds involved to logon and enter a request for service. Basurero would be a sustained door to door and social media campaign to publicize MyLA311 and get neighborhoods like Koreatown, Mid City, South LA and East LA swept clean.
In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
How do you plan to use these resources to make change?
Engage residents and stakeholders
Implement a pilot or new project
Mobilize for systems change
Advocate with policymakers and leaders
Implement and track policy
Enlist LACC or a similar organization to go door-to-door publicizing MyLA 311, showing residents how easy it is to use the app, and documenting the extent of the problem of illegally dumped items and bulky items left on the street and in empty lots.
How will your proposal improve the following LIVE metrics?
Exposure to air toxins
Number of households below the self-sufficiency index
Acres and miles of polluted waterways
Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)
Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)
Please explain how you will evaluate your work.
Basurero Corps will document the program's efficacy with before and after photos, counts of requests filed with MyLA 311. The City is already capturing this data so we will work with the Council Districts and with MyLA 311 to analyse the data and assess the impact of the program.
How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed
Money (financial capital)
Volunteers/staff (human capital)
Publicity/awareness (social capital)
Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)
Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)
Quality improvement research