A block captain may be a community clean-up coordinator, a Neighborhood Watch coordinator, or a political organizer - or all of the above. A block captain is generally considered to be the lowest-level political figure.
Block captains in Philadelphia, a program begun in 1965, are authorized and organized under the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (see Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee) of the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department.
Some more information about block captains in Philadelphia is in these links:
- South of South Neighnorhood Association
- Answers from a SW Philly block captain
- Help Desk: No block captain? No trash can.
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