Warren’s Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program begins its seventh year as blight inspectors are going street-by-street starting this week.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts initiated the program in 2008 after he was elected in 2007. “This program is part of my campaign commitment to create a cleaner city,” said Fouts. “It is a neighborhood-by-neighborhood, street-by-street, houseby-house cleanup.”
Since Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program began, blight inspectors have inspected over 125,000 residential and commercial properties, handing out almost 30,000 warning notices and only a few hundred blight tickets. Most people comply after they are warned.
This program has received attention from state-wide and national publications.