Database of street cleaniness inspections

Ben Welsh filed this request with the Mayor's Office Of Operations of New York City, NY.
Due Feb. 10, 2023
Est. Completion April 3, 2023
Awaiting Response


From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

* An electronic export from the database of street cleaniness inspections run by the mayor's Office of Operations.

According to a recent news report:

"To calculate street cleanliness, inspectors from the Mayor’s Office of Operations — not the DSNY — do random spot-checks among the city’s 172,499 blocks. Across the five boroughs, there are approximately 19,000 miles of streets and 12,000 miles of sidewalks, according to the report. In November 2021, the office of operations changed its sampling method from surveying the same 6,899 blocks every month to a dynamic rotating model."

I am requesting that the complete database of such inspections be released, including the date, location and outcome of each inspection, as well as any other metadata.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Welsh

From: Mayor's Office Of Operations

Dear Mr. Welsh,

Thank you for your FOIL request. We have received your letters dated February 3, 2023 and February 10, 2023, and are currently processing your request. We anticipate providing a response by April 3, 2023. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Best Wishes,
Rebecca Lipman

Rebecca Lipman
General Counsel
Mayor's Office of Operations
253 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10007
t. 917.817.9310<>
Pronouns: she/her


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