Zachary J. Garcia, an ambassador for Streetplus -- the vendor providing ambassador services for Worcester's new downtown Business Improvement District -- picks up trash on a recent morning. (Aviva Luttrell | MassLive.com)

Zachary J. Garcia, an ambassador for Streetplus -- the vendor providing ambassador services for Worcester's new downtown Business Improvement District -- picks up trash on a recent morning. (Aviva Luttrell | MassLive.com)

By Aviva Luttrell | aluttrell@masslive.com

Armed with a trash picker and array of cleaning supplies, Zachary Garcia traversed a section of Worcester’s downtown on a recent morning, tossing cigarette butts, pieces of paper and other litter into a large yellow bin he pulled behind him.

Garcia is one of nine ambassadors that sweep, remove graffiti, provide a safe presence and promote businesses throughout Worcester's downtown Business Improvement District, a newly-created section of the downtown in which property owners pay an additional tax to fund cleaning, beautification and safety-related services. Read More