The City Improvement District (CID) teams have done tremendous work while dealing with difficult situations on the ground during lockdown.
This was heard at the Sub-council 16 meeting on Monday March 15 where CIDs from different areas within Sub-council 16 presented their annual reports.
CEO of the Oranje-Kloof and Green Point City Improvement District, Marc Truss, told the sub-council that the past year had been tough and and that they had had to manage the expectations of their property owners in a very different light.
He said even during the hard lockdown they had continued to serve the community but had also had to deal with issues that hadn’t previously been ’’part of the equation”.
“It’s been a tough year and it was definitely not business as usual,” he said.
Sub-council 16 chairman, Matthew Kempthorne, said the service provided by the CIDs during the hard lockdown had made a huge difference.
“They have been handling difficult situations during a difficult time, interacting with people on the ground and one could see the difference when driving in areas with CIDs,” he said.
Ward 77 councillor Brandon Golding said the communities had seen growth in the number of people living on the streets. “But had it not been for the CIDs, we would have seen more than what we’re seeing now,” he noted.