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Mobile App Allows LA Residents To Report Graffiti, Request Repairs

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County residents are now able to use a smartphone app to report graffiti and request pothole repairs, the Department of Public Works announced Tuesday.

The mobile app, named “The Works,” was expanded to connect users to the departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Health and Regional Planning.

Residents can also request facility and trail maintenance at county parks, report health or code violations at hotels, motels and apartments and other properties.

Users can submit a detailed description of an issue, attach related photos and provide contact information for additional follow-up.

Using GPS technology, the app determines the location of the service request along with the appropriate agency. If the service is outside the county’s jurisdiction, the app will forward the request for further investigation.

Users can also track service requests on the app, which can be downloaded on both iPhone and Android platforms on the DPW website.

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