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MID Statistics – Impressive 2015-16 Year-end Figures

Each day the men and women of the downtown Clean and Safety teams spread out over Seattle’s urban core, helping keep downtown inviting, clean and safe. There are more than 90 people providing these services, funded by the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) which was founded by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) in 1999.

MID Clean Green Machine Crossing PineThese two teams of downtown ambassadors are piling up impressive figures and noticeable results. The Clean Team picked up enough trash from downtown sidewalks and curb lines in the last 12 months to cover nearly two football fields the size of CenturyLink Field a foot deep.

As downtown grows, these teams are evolving as well. The number of ambassadors is expanding in the coming months and there will be additional investment in specialized machinery with five new Green Machines and two more Trikes.

“This equipment has produced fantastic results over the last year,” said MID Vice President of Public Area Management Dave Willard. “Bringing in more people and new machines will allow us to be even more efficient and expand our capacity for keeping downtown inviting and clean.”

Clean Team

The Clean Team provides cleaning services to ratepayers, visitors and workers within the six MID neighborhoods. Services, performed by Downtown Ambassadors as part of the Clean Team, are tracked each day. Here are the results from the 2015-16 annual report:

80,403 graffiti tags removed

16,589 35-gallon bags of trash collected

7,661 35-gallon bags of leaves collected

138 instances of waste clean-up using the Trike

Safety Team

Safety Team Tony webThe Hospitality and Safety Team acts as a resource and on-street concierge for downtown residents, workers and visitors within the six MID neighborhoods. Services, performed by Downtown Ambassadors as part of the Hospitality and Safety Team, are tracked each day. Here are their figures from the 2015-16 annual report:

80,403 instances of providing directions

16,589 instances of providing transit information

15,343 visits regarding conditions of entry

7,661 human welfare check-ins