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File #: 180818    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/20/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 3/14/2019
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the mandatory establishment and hiring of a new class of employees within the civil service system to be designated as "Public Safety Enforcement Officers"; setting forth the duties of such employees; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER, PUBLIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18081801, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy18081801

Title

Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the mandatory establishment and hiring of a new class of employees within the civil service system to be designated as “Public Safety Enforcement Officers”; setting forth the duties of such employees; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.

 

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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 May 21, 2019, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 180830 approved by Council on March 14, 2019, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of 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 require the establishment of “Public Safety Enforcement Officers” to assist the Police Department in regulating the flow of traffic; to enforce and assist the appropriate City officers in the enforcement of ordinances relating to the quality of life in the City’s neighborhoods; and to perform such other related duties as the Managing Director or Council may require?

 

 

SECTION 3.  The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy of this Ordinance and Resolution No. 180830; 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. 180830 together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on May 21, 2019, in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in the City and in The Legal Intelligencer, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance; and further, at such other time and in such other manner as the Clerk may consider desirable.

 

SECTION 5.  The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to issue a proclamation giving at least thirty (30) days’ notice of such election.  The Clerk of Council shall cause a copy of the proclamation to be published in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the City, and in The Legal Intelligencer, once a week for three consecutive weeks during the period of thirty days prior to the election. One such publication may be combined with the publication of the notice required by Section 4 of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 6.  The appropriate officers are authorized and directed to take such action as may be required for the holding of an election on the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance as provided for by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

 

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