The Street Sweepers

The Street Sweepers™

Tired of something you see in your neighborhood or community? Expect the City to take care of it? Consider doing something about it yourself!

Go sweep the gravel off the shoulder where it's a road hazard for everyone. Pick up litter on the beach, on the street. Bring people together, seek permission, if necessary, to correct a situation.

Here are some examples. Each example will eventually have a full page.

  • Keeping a Storm Drain open — be a [Drain Keeper]
  • I-5 On-Ramp Park — A piece of Scattered Eden. [SUNFLOWERS]
  • Lobelia Path and other paths— A Southwest Trail
  • Sweeping your Street — This is more than sweeping.
  • No Parking Sign — Preserving Pedestrian ROW and Access
  • Bus Stop 5790 — People piling dog shit bags on the ashcan
  • Arnie the Cart Tsar, shags grocery carts back to the Store or suitable pickup site.
  • The Usual Suspects Monthly Litter Patrol in Hillsdale meets every 1st Saturday. Rick is working with a group called [Friendly Streets] to put forward a city ordinance that says anyone can take down illegal bandit signs.
  • The Friends of River View Natural Area. Foot Patrol? Ivy Pull? [FoRVNA]
  • The Broken Window and Graffiti on SouthwestCommunity ConnectioN.

About the name 'The Street Sweepers'

Vance Packard wrote a series of influential books: The Waste Makers, The Hidden Persuaders, The Status Seekers, The Pyramid Climbers, The People Shapers.

Note about 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand, where Equality 7-2521 is assigned his vocation, Streep Sweeper.

Note about sweeping the parking lot at EAST VALLEY THRIFT STORE in the 1960's.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead [Brainy Quotes]


The Street Sweepers is NOT associated with the Promise Keepers or Oath Keepers!

The Trademark™ on Street Sweepers is a joke. :^)