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File #: 190028    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/24/2019 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 provide for the creation of an Office of Immigrant Affairs, to provide for the powers and duties of such Office, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Office into the City government; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19002800, 2. Signature19002800
Title
Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of an Office of Immigrant Affairs, to provide for the powers and duties of such Office, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Office into the City government; and providing for the submission of the 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, be it
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 on an election date designated by ordinance:
ARTICLE III - EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH -
ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 1
OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS,
COMMISSIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES

?3-100. Executive and Administrative Officers, Departments, Boards, Commissions and Agencies Designated.
The executive and administrative work of the City shall be performed by:
(a) The following elected or appointed officers:
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Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs;
Director of Immigrant Affairs.
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CHAPTER 2
ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT

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? 3-213. Director of Immigrant Affairs.
The Mayor shall appoint the Director of Immigrant Affairs.

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ARTICLE IV
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH - POWERS AND DUTIES
The Mayor, The City Representative and Departments, Boards, Commissions and
Offices Under the Mayor

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CHAPTER 22
OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS

? 4-2200. Creation.
The Office of Immigrant Affairs is hereby created, headed by the Director of Immigrant Affairs.
? 4-2201. Powers and Duties.
The Office of Immigrant Affairs shall have the power and its duty shall be to pe...

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