Buffalo’s 2017 Clean Sweep season ended on a high note Thursday.
The neighborhood improvement program broke a record for completing the most sweeps in one year: 32 of them, said Mayor Byron W. Brown.
The sweeps were conducted in all nine Council districts: five each in Masten and Ellicott; four each in the North, University, Niagara and Fillmore districts; three in Lovejoy; two in South; and one in Delaware.
Since May 31, the city’s Save Our Streets Task Force mowed lawns in vacant lots and removed debris; cleared trees; cleaned sewer receivers; replaced broken street signs; paved streets; and demolished houses.
The program began under Brown’s predecessor Anthony M. Masiello. Since 2006 when Brown took office, there have been 289 sweeps, the mayor said.