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File #: 200364    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: REPORTED FAVORABLY, SUSPENSION
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by adding a new Chapter 17-2300, entitled "Public Hearing Required Prior to Execution of a Labor Agreement with City Workers Represented by the Fraternal Order Of Police With Respect To The Workers' Terms And Conditions Of Employment," by establishing certain definitions; and requiring a public hearing within thirty (30) days prior to the City entering into or amending a labor agreement with City workers represented by the Fraternal Order of Police, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
Code sections: Title 17 - CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20036401, As Amended.pdf
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Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by adding a new Chapter 17-2300, entitled "Public Hearing Required Prior to Execution of a Labor Agreement with City Workers Represented by the Fraternal Order Of Police With Respect To The Workers' Terms And Conditions Of Employment," by establishing certain definitions; and requiring a public hearing within thirty (30) days prior to the City entering into or amending a labor agreement with City workers represented by the Fraternal Order of Police, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 17. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT.

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CHAPTER 17-2300. PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO EXECUTION OF A LABOR AGREEMENT CONCERNING POLICE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE.

?17-2301. Legislative Findings.

WHEREAS, The City has a financial interest in ensuring the fairness and transparency in the approval process for contracting with the labor union representing the uniformed workers of the Philadelphia Police Department; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Police Department's personnel spending equates to roughly 14.72% of the City's entire budget; and

WHEREAS, In FY 2020, the police overtime spending through the third quarter was approximately $53,000,0000 with only 20% of the allotted overtime budget remaining for the fourth quarter; and

WHEREAS, Transparency in government is key to improving the public's trust in government to carry out the will and best interest of the public it serves; and

WHEREAS, The City cannot provide transparency to the public while simultaneously spending over 1/10th of the overall budget on a single department where the right of the public to be heard is not afforded prior to the execution of such a contract.

?17-2302. Definitions.

The following definitions apply to this Chapte...

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