“This reminder will go straight to people’s phones, straight into their pockets," Moreno said in a ward newsletter.
Text reminders will be sent out the day before and the day of a scheduled street cleaning.
This new text notification service will be the first of its kind in Chicago.
Moreno hopes the free service will help reduce the number of tickets issued, and he looks forward to having the streets in his ward thoroughly cleaned.
“In this difficult economic time, I’m always looking for ways to help reduce the cost of living in Chicago and the amount of people coming into my office with parking tickets gave me this idea,” Moreno said.