Early each morning, sidewalks are vacuumed so Old City "opens clean".Throughout the day, the distinctly uniformed Old City District Cleaning Crew sweeps the side- walks to ensure that Old City remains attractive and clean.
Throughout the day sidewalks throughout the District are cleaned on a regular basis by high-pressure hoses to remove accumulated stains and grime. To ensure the overall quality of the appearance of Old City, maintenance crews regularly remove graffiti from buildings, signs and poles so that Old City can be continuously presentable to the public.
The Old City District presents four major programs: the maintenance program, security program, planning and development program and the management program. Graffiti Removal
The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant will go toward the monitoring of cigarette litter in the District, which is home to over 100 boutiques, 100 restaurants and 40 art galleries as well as Independence National Historical Park. The CLPP also involves creating and disseminating public service announcements and distributing pocket ashtrays to the community and visitors.
When it ends up on the ground and not in a receptacle, a cigarette butt is litter. Partially smoked cigarettes, matches, disposable lighters, packaging as well as cigarette butts are all part of this growing national problem. Recent smoking bans in business establishments have forced smokers outside and when appropriate ash receptacles are not available, cigarettes often end up on the ground, where they can end up polluting our environment.