Caltrans Maintenance Update on State Route 118 Freeway and San Fernando Road in Pacoima 🚧
I’ve been working with our constituent over the last month and as a result of the work by my team, Caltrans District 7 conducted a massive 5 day cleanup effort on February 28th through March 4th, 2022. Over 300 cubic yards of trash and hazardous waste was picked up during this initial cleanup. Whenever there is a homeless encampment on state property, CalTrans is required to work with local homelessness assistance providers to offer housing and services before being able to conduct a cleanup. This takes time for all teams involved to access cleanup locations, and coordinate services for the unhoused and removal of waste.
Since that time, Caltrans has provided the required notice for a final cleanup of this area which is scheduled to complete work on April 4th and 5th.
I am committed to working on homelessness issues in the district AD-39 and in Sacramento so that we can address the root causes of homelessness. That is why I have authored several bills including: AB 1845, AB 71, AB 58, AB 1702, AB 27, AB 2325 and AB 1220. I was also proud to deliver $2 billion in last year’s budget to help local governments combat the state’s homelessness crisis and over $300 million for local beautification and community improvement projects through the Clean California Program.
Please find a response from Caltrans to their work at this site below: