DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: SANITATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT RELOCATION

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS:
SANITATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT RELOCATION
Problem Identification:
The Sanitation Enforcement Unit is currently located within the Safety Division of the Bureau of Transportation. This unit is concerned with Solid Waste not transportation related issues. The Sanitation Enforcement Unit should coordinate enforcement activities with clean-up programs of the Bureau of Solid Waste.

Recommended Action:
Transfer the Sanitation Enforcement Unit from the Bureau of Transportation to the Bureau of Solid Waste.

Classification:
Organizational, Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
Bureaus of Transportation and Solid Waste

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
90 days

Next Steps:
The administrative staff of the Bureau of Solid Waste should meet with the Supervisor of the Sanitation Enforcement Unit to discuss program needs, management and space requirements. Budget and Personnel responsibilities should be shifted to the Bureau of Solid Waste.

Analysis:
Solid waste collection and enforcement are complementary activities that, should they remain within DPW (see Recommendation 10-C), would be more appropriately managed within the same bureau. Given the Bureau of Solid Waste’s familiarity with the City collection routes and areas of the City that are most susceptible to illegal dumping, it is better positioned than the Bureau of Transportation to manage solid waste-related enforcement activities.