For the first time in seven years, the city of Flint is finally getting some much-needed attention.

This week the city busted out their street sweepers and serviced more than 61 percent of the city, that's more than 310 miles of neighborhood and local roads.

According to City of Flint, The street surfaces are so dirty that Transportation Director John D. Daly is supplementing the street sweepers with a tanker truck, which is used to spray down the road surface to break up the caked-on dirt before the street sweepers come through.

Mayor Sheldon Neeley:

We are cleaning up the City of Flint, and we are proud of it. This is another important piece in our effort to fight blight. While we continue hammering away every day at the larger issues, we also recognize we have an ability to make an immediate impact by reintroducing street sweeping.

Transportation Director John D. Daly:

I want the very best for Flint. This is my community, too, and we’ve gone far too long without receiving these basic services. I am proud to see the changes we are making and see the streets finally cleaned up.

It's not like the City of Flint crews have been just sitting around or something. They were out back in the spring cleaning out storm drains along the streets.

Earlier this week I told you about resident Frank Duverney, who took it upon himself to clean up the streets in his neighborhod and has been for the past three years.

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