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File #: 210630    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/24/2021 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 of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the hiring of local residents under public works contracts with the City; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot questions to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Parker
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21063000.pdf
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the hiring of local residents under public works contracts with the City; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot questions to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.

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 May 17, 2022, an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the establishment of the Lowest Responsible Bidder provision. The proposed amendment is contained in Resolution No. 210640, approved by Council on ___________, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of Council.

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 require that City contractors agree that at least fifty percent of the workforce used on any City construction contract valued at $100,000 or more will be Philadelphia residents?

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. 210640; 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. ______, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

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 May 17, 2022, in three (3) newspapers of ...

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