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File #: 190553    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action:
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. 19055300.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) It shall be the policy of the City of Philadelphia to require, wherever feasible, proportional community benefits as a condition of City Support or Financial Assistance as defined in ? 17-2302.

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

? 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 Host Community and the developer. I

(c) "Contractor" means any person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, proprietorship, or other entity that enters into a contract for performance of construction work on the development project within the Host Community, including subcontractors of any tier.

(d) "Development Agreement" means the agreements between the City and the developer pursuant to which the City provides or commits City Support or Financial Assistance for a development project or High Impact Development Project.

(e) "High Impact Development Project" means any development project that, because of the nature of the development and/or the Host Community, is reasonably expected to produce disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental impacts, including social, est...

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