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File #: 200070    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter so that there shall be established in the Legislative Branch of the City of Philadelphia Government the "Legislative Budget Office" by the addition of a new "Section 2-105" to "ARTICLE II LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - The Council - Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties," "CHAPTER 1 THE COUNCIL;" renumbering current Sections 2-105 and 2-106; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20007000
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter so that there shall be established in the Legislative Branch of the City of Philadelphia Government the "Legislative Budget Office" by the addition of a new "Section 2-105" to "ARTICLE II LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - The Council - Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties," "CHAPTER 1 THE COUNCIL;" renumbering current Sections 2-105 and 2-106; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Philadelphia City Council will better perform its budgetary responsibilities with an appropriate support office with the authority to access information and primary records of instrumentalities using Philadelphia City public money on the same basis as the heads of those instrumentalities, and provide professional, non-partisan review, analysis, and recommendations to City Council in support of its budget process;

WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. ?13106), an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore,

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,

That the following amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:
ARTICLE II
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
The Council - Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties

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? 2-105. Establishment of Legislative Budget Office.

(1) Definitions. In this section -

(a) "instrumentality" means all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, or other units of Philadelphia City Government or other entities that utilize Philadelphia City Government public money.

(b) "public money" means all tax revenues, grant revenues, concession revenues, fees, and revenues received from the issuance of debt.

(c) "budget" m...

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