Germantown Community Meeting Recap
The Germantown Community Meeting (our first!) held on March 21 was a great success with around 75 residents in attendance and a full roster of informative City officials at the podium. The meeting was long and informative. Residents got to ask lots of questions and their concerns ran the gamut, from what do about a crossing guard that sits down on the job (at the intersection of Greene and Logan – look out for her!) to illegal dumping, vacant properties, crime and drug houses.
Lots of residents got to sign up and receive instant Recycling Rewards stickers courtesy of SWEEP! With so much to discuss, we quickly learned that having 5 speakers at one event is too many and next time, we plan to hone in on a topic or two and have themed meetings.
There were several media outlets in the house and quite a few articles were published about the meeting and the concerns of Germantown residents.
A big thank you goes out to Giovanni’s Pizzeria (5604 Greene Street, 215-842-9480) for the pies, Father Gene Sheridan and St. Francis of Assisi for the meeting space and all of our speakers:
- Carlton Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia Streets Department
- Philly311 Contact Center Director Rosetta Lue
- Christopher Fields, SWEEP
- Officer Keys, Community Relations Officer for the 39th District, Philadelphia Police Department
- Maurice Sampson II, Chair of RecycleNOW
To find out how to contact any of our speakers and the different City departments represented at our meeting, read on.
Philadelphia Streets Department
Yes, the Streets Department has two websites. And yes, they contain different and valuable information. On the second site, you can fill out online reports about everything from potholes to sanitation complaints to requesting a street cleaning or reporting that your trash wasn’t picked up!
Community Relations Department – 39th District