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File #: 180040    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/25/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the Philadelphia Land Bank's ability to acquire vacant, tax delinquent property and to return such property to productive use while revitalizing neighborhoods fairly and equitably, and to Council's authority to enact legislation with respect to how the City exercises its powers and duties with respect to the Land Bank, and making conforming changes to the powers of the Law Department to collect all debts, taxes and accounts due the City; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER, VACANT PROPERTY
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18004000.pdf
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the Philadelphia Land Bank's ability to acquire vacant, tax delinquent property and to return such property to productive use while revitalizing neighborhoods fairly and equitably, and to Council's authority to enact legislation with respect to how the City exercises its powers and duties with respect to the Land Bank, and making conforming changes to the powers of the Law Department to collect all debts, taxes and accounts due the City; 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, be it

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

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ARTICLE II
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
The Council - Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties

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CHAPTER 3
LEGISLATION

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§2-311. Land Bank Legislation.

(1) For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Land Bank." A Land Bank created by the City under the provisions of 68 Pa.C.S. §2104.

(b) "Vacant Lot." A piece of ground without any permanent building or structure erected thereon.

(2) Council shall have power by ordinance:

(a) To assign to the Land Bank a tax or municipal claim of the City against a vacant lot, and to set forth the terms and conditions of such assignment that will be acceptable to the City, pursuant to the ...

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