We need to restore pride to our neighborhoods.

We Californians are rightfully proud of our parks, outdoor spaces, and environment. But under Gavin Newsom, many of our beautiful public areas have been tarnished by garbage, graffiti, and even human waste. You should not have to fear that you or your child will be stuck with an abandoned drug needle while playing in the park or walking on the grass.

As mayor, Kevin Faulconer launched an ambitious initiative that successfully removed thousands of tons of trash from sidewalks, freeway underpasses, and wetlands restoring dignity to local communities. He used technology to let residents request cleanups and report trash, resulting in cleaner streets, parks, beaches, and bays.

As governor, Kevin Faulconer will launch a statewide public-private partnership to clean up all of California’s communities particularly those heavily impacted by the effects of homelessness to keep our neighborhoods, wild spaces, and water clean and safe.