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B6: Good Neighbor Program: Remove Graffiti and Litter

This project allows the District to continue responding to complaints about illegal dumping, trash and graffiti on District property and rights-of-way. Cleanup efforts include graffiti removal from headwalls, concrete embankments, signs, structures and other District assets, as well as maintaining, repairing and installing fences and gates so that District structures and facilities remain safe and clean. The project also includes quarterly cleanups of problem sites to help reduce waterway pollution and keep creeks and riparian areas free of debris.


  • Reduces trash and contaminants in local waterways
  • Improves the appearance of waterways in neighborhoods and parks by removing trash, graffiti and litter as well as illegally dumped items such as cars, shopping carts, appliances, etc.
  • Reduces illegal dumping into or near waterways by repairing and installing fencing on District property
  • Provides coordinated response to community complaints about trash and graffiti in neighborhoods

Project Status

(As of September 2017)

  • Removed 31,846 square feet of graffiti in FY18 between July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
  • Removed 44 cubic yards of trash and debris during 1 litter cleanup events
  • Average response time across all cases: 1.6 days

Key Performance Indicator

  1. Conduct 60 cleanup events (4 per year).
  2. Respond to requests on litter or graffiti cleanup within 5 working days.

Prioity B-200

Project Information

StatusOn Target 
Project StartFY 2014
Project FinishFY 2028
Safe Clean Water
Program funding
 $9.5 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27


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