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Published: 10/07/2013 | 0 Comments Posted
We recently reported on Sherrod's property, which contains illegally dumped construction debris. Shortly before that story, she reportedly told a crowd she was stepping down.
Claudia Sherrod says that those who attended a Point Breeze CDC meeting and later told City Paper that she was resigning must have misunderstood her comments. She says she told the group "she was considering stepping down" from her CDC leadership position when it was time for the next elections, in January.
Sherrod serves as president of the CDC and as executive director of South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S, two organizations run out of the same Point Breeze building.
Five people who attended the CDC meeting on Sept. 11 told City Paper she made no distinction between the two organizations. They said it was their understanding that she was talking about her more prominent role, executive director of South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
A source told City Paper that Sherrod had told the CDC group, "I'm tired. The organization needs new blood. I'll be stepping down on Jan. 1, 2014."
However, Sherrod disputes she ever said she was resigning from any position.
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