Proposal for New Department of Planning and Development

Bill No. 140721:  “An Ordinance providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation of a new Department of Planning and Development, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to oversee the City’s planning, zoning, licensing, inspection, enforcement, and housing functions; continuing the existence of the City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Historical Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Board of Building Standards, and Board of License and Inspection Review as boards or commissions in such new Department, with certain changes to the powers and duties of such boards and commissions; creating a new Intergovernmental Housing Commission in such new department; and conforming other provisions of the Charter to such reorganization; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.”

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