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File #: 210877    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Appointing Maria Gonz?lez to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21087700, 2. Signature21087700

Title

Appointing Maria González 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, Eric Bodzin was appointed to the Land Bank via Resolution 190986 adopted on December 12, 2019, 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 Maria González to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.

 

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