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File #: 190069    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: LAPSED
File created: 1/31/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for the creation of a Contractor Review Board within the Department of Licenses and Inspections; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: LICENSES & INSPECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19006900
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for the creation of a Contractor Review Board within the Department of Licenses and Inspections; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Body
WHEREAS, Estimates place the amount of lost tax revenue to the "Underground Economy" in Philadelphia in the tens of millions of dollars; and

WHEREAS, That money generated from the lost taxes could otherwise have gone to the Philadelphia School District; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia has a vested interest in ensuring the safety of all construction sites and all workers who are on those sites; and

WHEREAS, Implementing a Contractor Review Board will ensure that the City can do the best job possible to protect workers and cut down on the amount of revenue that is lost as a part of the "Underground Economy"; and

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 V EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH
POWERS AND DUTIES Managing Director and Departments, Boards and Commissions under his Supervision

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CHAPTER 10 DEPARTMENT OF LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS

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?5-1008 Contractor Review Board.

(1) The Contractor Review Board Shall:

(a) Meet bi-weekly and provide enforcement and oversight power to the Department of Licenses and Inspections over the conduct of contractors;

(b) Be comprised of no more than eleven (11) members, three of which shall be the Commissioner of Licenses ...

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