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File #: 190861    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 10/31/2019 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia a proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council of an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise and clarify the restrictions on City officials and employees with respect to political activities.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19086100.pdf
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia a proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council of an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise and clarify the restrictions on City officials and employees with respect to political activities.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. There shall be submitted for the approval or disapproval of the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia at the election to be held April 28, 2020, an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter.

SECTION 2. There shall be placed on the ballot the following question to be answered "Yes" or "No" by the qualified electors participating in the election:

Shall the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to generally allow appointed City officials and employees to participate in state and federal political campaigns, but not during work time or while using City resources; and to continue to prohibit participation in any political campaign for a City office or Philadelphia-based state office?

SECTION 3. The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy of this Ordinance and Resolution No. 190874; and (ii) to have printed in pamphlet form, in sufficient number for general distribution, the proposed amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter as set forth in Resolution No. 190874 together with the ballot question set forth in this City of Philadelphia Bill No. 190861.

SECTION 4. The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on April 28, 2020, in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in the City and in The Legal Intelligencer, the proposed amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance; and further, at such other time and in suc...

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