LONGVIEW - The 'Neighborhood Sweep' was just thing Johnny Washington needed. He moved into his home early September, but he couldn't settle in because the previous homeowner left piles of tires.
Since the city took care of Washington's issue, he said the neighborhood sweep shows that city leaders care for the people who live in South Longview.
"I'm glad they're doing something for the community, because Lord knows the community need it and a lot stuff that's been going on in the community anyway," Washington said.
City ordinance crews along with the Longview police were on 12th street to Mobberly avenue, focusing on: dilapidated homes, junk cars and yards that are not kept together. Jackie Richardson who is a code officer said a clean neighborhood will motivate others to maintain them.
" The residents and the neighbors can be able to see what's going on around them," Richardson said. "If we can get that part of it done, I think we'll be okay here on the South side."
Johnny Washington said the people in his neighborhood try to help each other out.
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