On Saturday, April 15, Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Code Compliance and Coordination Staff organized and implemented a gateway cleanup project along Bloomington Road. Twelve neighborhood residents joined the implementation of the neighborhood cleanup initiative. During the project, 26 bags of litter were collected, along with discarded household items including a television, baby bassinet, crow bar, and several vehicle hubcaps. After the neighborhood cleanup event was completed, NSD Staff hosted a cookout for the volunteers. This event marks the first neighborhood connection event undertaken in Planning Area One, furthering community engagement and action planning efforts for the area.