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File #: 220872    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/27/2022 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/16/2023
Title: Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Division of Workforce Solutions within the Department of Commerce, to promote workforce development activity serving Philadelphians seeking jobs and training opportunities in the public or private sectors; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22087201, As Amended.pdf, 2. Signature22087201
Title
Proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Division of Workforce Solutions within the Department of Commerce, to promote workforce development activity serving Philadelphians seeking jobs and training opportunities in the public or private sectors; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (Act of April 21, 1949, P.L. 665, ?6, 53 P.S. ?13106), an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance.

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ARTICLE IV
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH-POWERS AND DUTIES

The Mayor, The City Representative and Departments, Boards, Commissions and Offices under the Mayor

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CHAPTER 5
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARD

?4-500. Functions.

The Department of Commerce shall have the power and its duty shall be to perform the following functions:

(a) Promotion of economic development activity within the City of Philadelphia. It shall promote and develop opportunities for business growth in the City and the City's commerce and industry, and shall encourage the increased use of the Port and airports of Philadelphia and Philadelphia's workforce.

(b) Promotion of workforce development activity within the City of Philadelphia through the Division of Workforce Solutions. The Division shall provide information to the public related to job training and skills development; coordinate efforts to connect Philadelphian...

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