Tips On Being a Good Neighbor


LOS ANGELES - Are you hearing noisy pets or seeing bulky items on sidewalks or in alleyways? Are trash bins left out all week on the street? Are there abandoned cars in your community? If you spot problems in your local neighborhood, learn how you can connect with city departments and services to keep the community clean, safe and livable. 

Did you know property owners or other occupants are responsible for keeping the sidewalk in front of their house, place of business or premises, free of trash, overgrown vegetation and debris? The Bureau of Street Services street-use division can assist if you have questions. Call 3-1-1 to find out more. 

Did you know a household is allowed a maximum of five two-day yard sales aper year and sale items must be used (not new merchandise)? Sales are also not allowed on the sidewalks or streets and hours are limited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have more questions about hosting a yard sale, call the City Clerk's Office of Finance in the Valley area at (818) 374-6850 for more information. 

Did you know car alarms must be silenced within five minutes of sounding and leaf blowers may not be used before 7 a.m.? To report loud noises or similar issues, contact 311 or call the LAPD non-emergency hotline: (877) 275-5273.

In future issues of Our Valley News, we'll continue to bring you more tips and information on how to enhance the quality of life in your neighborhood.