File #: 160653    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Nominating 25 individuals for consideration by the Mayor as appointees to the Commission on Parks and Recreation.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 16065300.pdf, 2. Signature16065300.pdf
Nominating 25 individuals for consideration by the Mayor as appointees to the Commission on Parks and Recreation.

WHEREAS, On November 4, 2008, the voters of Philadelphia approved a Charter amendment to create a new unified Department of Parks and Recreation, and a new Commission on Parks and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, The Commission is composed of 15 members: nine appointed by the Mayor from a list of nominations submitted by Council; and six ex officio members (the Commissioners of the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Water, Streets, and Public Property; the Council President; and the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission; and

WHEREAS, The Mayor's nine appointees serve for a term of four years. Their terms will expire later this year, and it is now time for Council to submit the next list of nominees for the Mayor's consideration; and

WHEREAS, Section 3-905 of the Charter requires that, after an application period of no less than 30 days, "the Council shall hold a public hearing on the proposed nominations"; and that "[n]o later than ninety days after the close of applications, the Council, by resolution, shall forward to the Mayor no fewer than 18 and no more than 25 nominations"; and

WHEREAS, On March 30, 2016, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell and Council President Darrell L. Clarke jointly issued a press release announcing the opening of the application process and stating that the deadline to apply was May 6, 2016; notice was timely published in five newspapers soliciting applications for the Commission; an Application Form was published electronically at www.phila.gov, www.phlcouncil.com, and www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation; copies of the Application Form were distributed to libraries, recreation centers, Fairmount Park facilities, and the Chief Clerk's Office; Council and the Mayor's Office of Communication used social media to publicize the application process; and the Philad...

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