A new smartphone app called "The Works" allows people to help clean up Los Angeles. It lets users to report graffiti and request pothole repairs, among other things.
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.
Users can also track the progress of a service request on the app, which can be downloaded on the Department of Public Works website, http://dpw.lacounty.gov