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File #: 200109    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: Authorizing City Council's Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding comprehensive qualitative and quantitative efforts to improve the ease of doing business in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Signature20010900
Title
Authorizing City Council's Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding comprehensive qualitative and quantitative efforts to improve the ease of doing business in the City of Philadelphia.
Body
WHEREAS, Philadelphia is a vibrant metropolitan area that strives to create an environment conducive to unparalleled business success and job growth; and

WHEREAS, Both City Council and the Kenney Administration desire to advance a regulatory environment that is increasingly favorable to the lawful establishment and operation of local businesses; and

WHEREAS, Fundamental to the premise of such an environment are predictability in process and quality in customer service, as well as rules that protect against abuses to either; and

WHEREAS, Qualitative and quantitative measures exist for how cities can improve regulatory rules for starting a business, permitting, employing workers, taxes and other indices; and

WHEREAS, The utilization of such data can help to establish optimal levels of business service, inclusive of acceptable procedural times, while adequately considering social protections; and

WHEREAS, Studies have found that the best functioning economies boast uncomplicated rules that enable businesses of all sizes and origins to easily establish themselves, grow and hire; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia seeks to improve its standing amongst the Nation's cities with regard to ease of doing business through the streamlining of processes and lowering of costs: and

WHEREAS, City Council created, empaneled and authorized the Special Committee on Regulatory Review & Reform with a mission to identify archaic, superfluous, and confusing provisions in the Philadelphia Code and in departmental regulations; and to recommend revisions that streamline, clarify and enhance the City's regulatory environment, for the purpose of accelerating the growth of well-paying jobs in Philadelphia while ensuring the safety and well-being of its resi...

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