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File #: 180249    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: LAPSED
File created: 3/15/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Submitting to the electors of the City an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled "Referenda Approved by the Voters," by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Council of the City of Philadelphia to adopt a system of public financing of campaigns for City elected offices.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18024900.pdf

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Submitting to the electors of the City an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled “Referenda Approved by the Voters,” by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Council of the City of Philadelphia to adopt a system of public financing of campaigns for City elected offices.

 

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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 Article VIII of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:

 

ARTICLE VIII

PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

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CHAPTER 5

 REFERENDA APPROVED BY THE VOTERS

 

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§8-505. Public Financing of Campaigns for City Elected Offices.

 

We, the citizens of Philadelphia, call upon the Council of the City of Philadelphia to adopt a system of public financing of campaigns for City elected offices.

 

 

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