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File #: 190920    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/14/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/21/2019
Title: Appointing Alexander Balloon to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19092000

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Appointing Alexander Balloon to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.

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WHEREAS, In December 2012, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted the Pennsylvania Land Bank Legislation, Act 153 of 2012, authorizing, among other things, the creation of “land banks” by municipalities; and

 

WHEREAS, In December 2013, the City of Philadelphia enacted legislation creating the City’s first land bank, with its stated mission being “to return vacant property to productive status using a unified, predictable, and transparent process, thereby revitalizing neighborhoods, creating socially and economically diverse communities, and strengthening the City’s tax base”; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 16-704 of the Code of the City of Philadelphia requires that five members of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank shall be appointed by majority vote of all the members of City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, Courtney Voss was appointed to the Land Bank via a resolution adopted September 29, 2016, but has resigned effective upon the appointment of a replacement; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That Council hereby appoints Alexander Balloon to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.

 

 

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