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File #: 180834    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/20/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/14/2019
Title: Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to change certain gender specific references (such as "councilman," "councilmen," and "Councilmanic") to gender neutral references (such as "councilmember," "councilmembers," and "Council"); and providing for the submission of the proposed amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: GENDER NEUTRALITY
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18083401, As Amended.pdf, 2. Signature18083401
Title
Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to change certain gender specific references (such as "councilman," "councilmen," and "Councilmanic") to gender neutral references (such as "councilmember," "councilmembers," and "Council"); and providing for the submission of the proposed 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

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 of Philadelphia on an election date designated by ordinance:

ARTICLE II LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

The Council - Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties

CHAPTER 1 THE COUNCIL

? 2-100. Number, Terms and Salaries of Councilmen Councilmembers.

The Council shall consist of seventeen members, of whom ten shall be elected from districts and seven from the City at large. The terms of councilmen councilmembers shall be four years from the first Monday of January following the year in which they were elected except that a councilman councilmember elected to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the balance of the unexpired term. Each councilman councilmember shall receive a salary at the rate of $9,000 per annum, or such other sum as the Council shall from time to time ordain, and the President of Council shall receive in addition a salary at the rate of $1,000 per annum, or such other sum as the Council shall from time to time ordain.

? 2-101. The Election of Councilmen Councilmembers.

At the municipal election held in 1951, and in every fourth year thereafter, one councilman councilmember shall be elected from each councilmanic council ...

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