Residents are applauding an effort by the City to clean up a property at Ironwood Avenue and Heacock Street that had been the site of a homeless encampment, filling the area with trash and debris.
The cleanup began in October after the City’s Code Compliance Division received numerous complaints about the large amount of trash and weeds on the property. The Moreno Valley Police Department worked with the property owner to address the trespassing issue while Code Compliance notified the owner to remove all of the trash.
The property owner began a clean-up effort in late January to bring the property up to code standards after the homeless encampment was disbanded. Code Compliance will continue to work with the property owner to address any additional code violations on the property.
Resident Kathy Henkenius wrote a letter to the City in December complaining about the problems at the property. She recently called the City's Code Compliance Division to thank the City for responding to her concerns and taking action.
"If I can write the not so nice letter that I did, then I can call you guys and say thank you for keeping Moreno Valley cleaned up nice," Henkenius said in a voicemail left for the code staff. "We're very thankful to see the cleanup. Thank you so much."