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File #: 180504    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/17/2018 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 10/4/2018
Title: Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," by revising Section 14-303(11A), entitled "Registered Community Organizations," by providing funding for limited insurance coverage for Registered Community Organizations; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon
Indexes: ZONING AND PLANNING
Code sections: Title 14 - ZONING AND PLANNING
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy18050400.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
10/18/20180 MAYOR NO ACTION TAKEN  Action details Not available
10/4/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/12/20180 Committee on Rules HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
6/12/20180 Committee on Rules HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
6/12/20180 Committee on Rules REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
5/17/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," by revising Section 14-303(11A), entitled "Registered Community Organizations," by providing funding for limited insurance coverage for Registered Community Organizations; all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
WHEREAS, On January 31, 2018, the Council of the City of Philadelphia Committee on Rules heard testimony from the leadership and membership of Registered Community Organizations from across the City regarding the difficulty in obtaining Directors and Officers Insurance due to the threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia has embraced and supported the civic engagement of its residents by codifying the right of community organizations to participate in the zoning process via the Registered Community Organization subsection of the Zoning and Planning code; and

WHEREAS, This Council finds that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is responsible for issuing the appropriate laws and regulations to curb the prevalence of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation; and

WHEREAS, In the absence of such action by the Commonwealth, the City of Philadelphia has a moral obligation to support its Registered Community Organizations against the threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation to reduce the cost of obtaining Directors and Officers Insurance and to provide for a subsidy thereof; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

TITLE 14. ZONING AND PLANNING.

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CHAPTER 14-300. ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES.

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§ 14-303. Common Procedures and Requirements.

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(11A) Registered Community Organizations. An organization that seeks recognition as a Registered Community Organization ("RCO") for purposes of §14-303(12) ("Neighborhood Notice and Meetings")...

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