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File #: 140721    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/25/2014 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/11/2015
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation of a new Department of Planning and Development, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to oversee the City's planning, zoning, licensing, inspection, enforcement, and housing functions; continuing the existence of the City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Historical Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Board of Building Standards, and Board of License and Inspection Review as boards or commissions in such new Department, with certain changes to the powers and duties of such boards and commissions; creating a new Intergovernmental Housing Commission in such new Department; and conforming other provisions of the Charter to such reorganization; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy14072102.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/16/20152 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/11/20152 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
6/4/20152 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/4/20152 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/4/20152 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/29/20151 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/29/20151 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/29/20151 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED   Action details Not available
5/29/20152 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED   Action details Not available
2/18/20151 Committee on Law and Government RECESSED   Action details Not available
1/22/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
1/22/20150 CITY COUNCIL RECOMMITTED   Action details Not available
1/22/20150 CITY COUNCIL Re-Referred   Action details Not available
12/11/20140 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PRINTED AND PLACED ON NEXT FIRST READING CALENDARPass  Action details Not available
12/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY   Action details Not available
11/18/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/18/20140 Committee on Law and Government Cancellation of Scheduled Public Hearing   Action details Not available
9/25/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation of a new Department of Planning and Development, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to oversee the City's planning, zoning, licensing, inspection, enforcement, and housing functions; continuing the existence of the City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Historical Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Board of Building Standards, and Board of License and Inspection Review as boards or commissions in such new Department, with certain changes to the powers and duties of such boards and commissions; creating a new Intergovernmental Housing Commission in such new Department; and conforming other provisions of the Charter to such reorganization; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. There shall be submitted for the approval or disapproval of the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia at the election to be held November 3, 2015, the amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 140732-A approved by Council on June 11, 2015, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of Council.

SECTION 2. There shall be placed on the ballot the following question to be answered "Yes" or "No" by the qualified electors participating in the election:

Shall the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to create a new Department of Planning and Development, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to oversee the City's planning, zoning, development services and housing and community development functions; put the Historical Commission in the Charter and create a new Housing Advisory Board; and attach the City Planning Commission, Historical Commission, Art Commission, Zon...

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