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File #: 190107    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 2/14/2019 In control: Committee on Appropriations
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Authorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund, the Police Department and the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: GRANTS REVENUE FUND
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19010700.pdf

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Authorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund, the Police Department and the Department of Licenses and Inspections.

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WHEREAS, The Department of Licenses and Inspections since January 1, 2018, has written 948 Stop Work Orders on 852 properties and issued 2,236 Unsafe Building violations on 2,151 properties within the City of Philadelphia; and

 

WHEREAS, since 2013, Philadelphia has experienced multiple building collapses that has resulted in the fatalities of at least 8 people, and endangered and harmed many more; and

 

WHEREAS, under this ordinance, the Department of Licenses and Inspections will be able to employ more inspectors dedicated to enforcement of contractors who participate in unlicensed, illegal, and unsafe construction; and

 

WHEREAS, Philadelphia City Council, under this ordinance, is committing funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to employ officers who will be dedicated to enforcing Stop Work Orders issued by Licenses and Inspections, as well as enforcement of contractors who participate in unlicensed, illegal, and unsafe construction; and

 

WHEREAS, the establishment of a police unit dedicated to combatting unsafe and illegal construction in the City of Philadelphia will provide for a safer and more stable City of Philadelphia; now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

                     SECTION 1.  The Director of Finance is hereby authorized to make the following transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund to the Police Department.

 

 

FROM:                                                                                    GRANTS REVENUE FUND                     

 

                     9.16                     THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - PROVISION FOR OTHER GRANTS

 

Advances and Other Miscellaneous Payments                     $   2,000,000

 

                     Total                                          $   2,000,000

 

Total “FROM” Grants Revenue Section                     $   2,000,000

 

Total “FROM” Section                     $   2,000,000

 

 

TO:                                                                                                         GENERAL FUND

 

                     2.19                     THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Personal Services                     $   1,400,000

 

                     Total                                          $   1,400,000

 

                     2.32                     TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS

 

Personal Services                     $   600,000

 

                     Total                                          $   600,000

 

Total “TO” General Fund                     $   2,000,000

 

Total “TO” Section                     $   2,000,000

 

SECTION 2. It is the intent of Council through this Ordinance to increase appropriation to the Police Department and the Department of Licenses and Inspections for Fiscal Year 2019 in support of illegal construction enforcement.

 

SECTION 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.