Los Angeles County residents who want to report a zoning violation such as an overgrown front yard or an abandoned car on the street or even a fallen tree in a park can use a simple app to let county officials know about the problem.
“The Works,” a mobile application used by more than 2,800 county residents over the past two years to request graffiti removal, pothole repairs and street sweeping, now has been expanded to include the departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Health and Regional Planning.
Jesse Juarros, Public Works chief information officer, said that this app expedites services.
“Part of our mission at Public Works is to enrich the daily lives of the residents of L.A. County,” said Juarros. “With that in mind we sought to build an application that would provide citizens with an opportunity to easily report issues or problems that they may encounter when they are out and about.”
The Works application allows users to submit a detailed description, attach related photos and provide contact information for additional follow-up. Services are tracked in real time using Global Positioning System. The Works can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The app will also allow residents to report an issue outside of L.A. County and automatically provide the contact information for the appropriate city agency.
To download the app click here.