For the past decade, the Green Point City Improvement District (GPCID) has provided top-up services to ensure that your hood is a safer, cleaner and more attractive place to live, work and play.
The GPCID is a Section 21 company (non-profit) that is controlled by a Board of Directors made up of property owners in the area. They act as a coordinated voice to address problems in Green Point. The services they provide include security, cleansing, social intervention, upgrading open public spaces and sidewalks, and marketing activities to promote businesses and services in the area.
Property owners living within a CID pay a levy that is proportionate to the value of their property for these supplementary services. This levy forms part of the GPCID budget, so every cent put in leads to tangible improvements and upgrades.
The GPCID work closely with local authorities and the community to identify what improvements can be carried out and where, for example they monitor crime hot spots; plant trees and repave areas that are starting to decay or look tatty. They are also involved in a number of social programmes to try to find sustainable solutions to homelessness and support investment in public infrastructure and transport, such as for the FIFA World Cup.
Here are a couple of examples to give you an idea of the positive impact that the GPCID has had in Green Point:
GPCID Emergency Numbers
24 Hour Shift Manager: 071 670 3019
Patrol Vehicle: 082 214 3228
Chief Executive, Marc Truss: 082 560 0684
Security Manager, Marius Swanepoel: 082 922 1832
To find out more, visit www.gpcid.co.za, sign up to the monthly newsletter: http://www.gpcid.co.za/Subscribe.asp, follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/GreenPointCID or find the GPCID on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenPointCID