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File #: 220322-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - FINAL PASSAGE
File created: 4/7/2022 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Surplus Properties," by adding criteria for evaluating non-competitive dispositions, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Brooks
Code sections: 16-400 - Vacant and Surplus Properties
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 220322-A02. As Amended on Floor.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/23/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
6/23/20222 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/23/20222 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/10/20220 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/10/20220 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/10/20220 Committee on Public Property and Public Works AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/10/20221 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
4/7/20220 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Surplus Properties," by adding criteria for evaluating non-competitive dispositions, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

TITLE 16. PUBLIC PROPERTY

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CHAPTER 16-400. SURPLUS PROPERTIES

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? 16-402. Definitions.

(1) In this Chapter the following definitions shall apply:

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(f) Community Trust. An organization, subsidiary, or partnership that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, a majority of whose founders, board officers, management and resources are independent of any for-profit corporation or funder, and whose bylaws or other documentation submitted at time of application indicate that the organization or partnership of organizations:

(.1) Acquires parcels of land and holds them in perpetuity with an intent to never resell, under alternative ownership structures like community land trusts, community investment trusts, and neighborhood trusts;

(.2) Ensures the permanent affordability of any structural improvements located on its land;

(.3) Serves community constituents who are defined by specific demographic characteristics or inclusive of all individuals who live, work, or worship in the geographic area served by the organization;

(.4) Has a governing body that is at least 51% composed of the organization's constituents, as defined in subsection 16-402(1)(f)(.3), and stewards, occupants, and residents of the organization's land holdings.

(.5) Has obtained required certificates of insurance and demonstrated financial capacity to maintain the land it intends to lease;

(.6) Demonstrates prior experience in implementing pro...

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