Nearly 2,000 pounds of litter and brush removed in first “downtown blitz” in November
KILLEEN, Texas (Dec. 1, 2022) – City of Killeen employees will host our second downtown cleanup event today as a part of our monthly “downtown blitz.”
Dozens of employees will volunteer their time throughout the day, although the focus is from 8a.m. – 9a.m. to help cleanup and beautify Historic Downtown.
Volunteers from all 13 departments will pick up trash, remove weeds, trim overgrowth, pressure wash sidewalks, sanitize benches, blow leaves, and do light gardening.
The last downtown cleanup event was on Nov. 7 and the total weight of litter and brush removed was 1,980 pounds.
Employees are asked to dedicate at least one hour throughout the day, and the Recreation Services Department and Public Works Department have employees helping with the cleanup event all day.
The effort was the idea of the Downtown Revitalization Director, Kate Kizito, and was organized by the Development Services Department. It’s a chance to show citizens and downtown businesses the City’s support and dedication to improvement in an area that we all care about.
The City of Killeen aims to conduct these clean-ups monthly using its own staff of 1,300+ employees.
Other measures that will be taken, include having officials tag cars and trailers that have been abandoned in parking lots, having Code Enforcement do sweeps of downtown, and increasing the police presence during night hours to limit trespassing.
To find out about more that is happening in Historic Downtown Killeen, please visit www.KilleenTexas.gov/Downtown.