Maintaining effective cleaning services within the business corridor is not only our core mission, it is critical to having a safe and clean business corridor. GSSD acknowledges that we have not consistently maintained that level of service over the last few months due to financial constraints brought on by a significant decrease in assessment revenue. We are working with our business and property owners to remedy this situation by continuing conversations with them and by also following the established process in place for recouping outstanding assessments. We have also been working with the Commerce Department of Philadelphia and have been assured of their commitment to and support of the community and to the greater goal of maintaining a clean and safe Germantown. We continue to work hard on all fronts to create a new narrative for Germantown.
We are grateful for your patience during these challenging times. Many of you, knowing the good work that the GSSD has done in the district for the last several years, have reached out in support with concerns and questions. While we cannot address all the misinformation and wild speculation, we can say that we offer sincere apologies for the last few months when the actions of the organization did not reflect our core mission. Please know that like you, we aim for accountability, transparency and representation.Read More