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File #: 190553    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: POCKET VETOED
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: Establishing a new Chapter 17-2300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Community Benefits Agreements," and requiring Community Benefits Agreements for certain High Impact Projects or Development Projects that receive City Support or Financial Assistance; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS
Code sections: 17-2300 - Community Benefits Agreements
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19055301, As Amended.pdf
Title
Establishing a new Chapter 17-2300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Community Benefits Agreements," and requiring Community Benefits Agreements for certain High Impact Projects or Development Projects that receive City Support or Financial Assistance; all under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 17-2300, entitled "Community Benefits Agreements."

TITLE 17. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT.

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CHAPTER 17-2300. COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS

? 17-2301. Purpose

(a) This Chapter shall be known as the "Philadelphia Community Benefits Ordinance."

(b) It shall be the policy of the City of Philadelphia to require, wherever feasible, proportional community benefits with respect to High Impact Development Projects as defined in ? 17-2302(g).

(c)This Chapter shall not limit or prohibit the ability of a Registered Community Organization or any other community group from negotiating a Community Benefits Agreement with respect to a development project within the area served by the Registered Community Organization or any other community group.

? 17-2302. Definitions

(a) "Community Benefits" means the amenities, benefits, commitments, or promises described in ? 17-2303.

(b) "Community Benefits Agreement" means the legally enforceable contract between the Coordinating Registered Community Organization, on behalf of the Host Community, and the Developer. The Host Community Board shall negotiate the Community Benefits Agreement on behalf of the Host Community. The City of Philadelphia shall not be a party to any Community Benefits Agreement.

(c) "Developer" means any person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, proprietorship, or other entity that proposes to develop a High Impact Development Project, as defined hereinafter.

(d) "City Support or ...

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