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File #: 180398    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 4/26/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide accountability to City Council for real property assessment increases; and authorizing the appropriate officers to fix the date for the election for such purpose; prescribing the form of the ballot question to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the election; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER, PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18039801, As Amended.pdf
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide accountability to City Council for real property assessment increases; and authorizing the appropriate officers to fix the date for the election for such purpose; prescribing the form of the ballot question to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the election; all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
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 on November 6, 2018, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 180412 approved by City Council on ____________________, 2018, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of City 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 provide accountability to City Council for real property assessment increases?

SECTION 3. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to: (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five (5) days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy this Ordinance and Resolution No. 180412; and (ii) to have printed in pamphlet form, in sufficient number for general distribution, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter as set forth in Resolution No. 180412, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

SECTION 4. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time each, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on November 6, 2018, in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in the City of Philadelphia and in...

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