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File #: 120188    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/8/2012 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 5/10/2012
Title: Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to allow for the establishment of an independent rate-making body for fixing and regulating water and sewer rates and charges; to prescribe open and transparent processes and procedures for fixing and regulating said rates and charges; all under certain terms and conditions; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Signature12018801.pdf
Title
Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to allow for the establishment of an independent rate-making body for fixing and regulating water and sewer rates and charges; to prescribe open and transparent processes and procedures for fixing and regulating said rates and charges; all under certain terms and conditions; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Body
WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. §13106), an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now therefore,

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendments to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter are hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:

Bold italics indicates matter added by this amendment.
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ARTICLE V
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH-POWERS AND DUTIES-Managing Director and Departments, Boards and Commissions under his Supervision

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CHAPTER 8
WATER DEPARTMENT


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§5-801. Rates and Charges.

In accordance with such standards as the Council may from time to time ordain, the Water Department shall fix and regulate rates and charges for supplying water, including charges to be made in connection with water meters, and for supplying sewage disposal services. ; provided however, that City Council may by ordinance, establish an independent rate-making body to be responsible for fixing and regulating rates and charges for water and sewer services; and provided further that City Council may by ordinance, establish open and transparent processes and procedures for fixing and regulating said rates and charges. The stand...

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