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File #: 220077    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 2/3/2022 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/24/2022
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of a Fair Housing Commission as an independent commission; as approved by Resolution of the City Council; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question to be voted on; and, authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy22007700.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
2/25/20220 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
2/24/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
2/17/20220 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
2/17/20220 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/17/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/15/20220 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
2/15/20220 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
2/15/20220 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
2/3/20220 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of a Fair Housing Commission as an independent commission; as approved by Resolution of the City Council; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question to be voted on; and, authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.

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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 on May 17, 2022, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 220082 approved by City Council on February 24, 2022, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of City 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:

Should The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to establish the Fair Housing Commission as an independent commission to administer and enforce statutes and ordinances concerning unfair rental practices and certain other matters concerning the landlord and tenant relationship and to adjudicate disputes related to such matters?

SECTION 3. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to: (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five (5) days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy this Ordinance and Resolution No. 220082; 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. 220082 together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

SECTION 4. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time each, during t...

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