PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
ANNOTATED
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with links to recent amendments current through November 12, 2020.
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PHILADELPHIA CHARTER COMMISSION
Frederic D. Garman, Chairman
Lewis M. Stevens, Secretary
Joseph F. Burke
Robert J. Callaghan
Clarence K. Crossan
Tanner G. Duckrey
Abraham L. Freedman
Helen E. Heydrick
Ralph Kelly
Fredric R. Mann
Robert T. McCracken
Herbert E. Millen
Thomas B. K. Ringe
William A. Schnader
Robert C. White
 
STAFF
Charlton F. Chute
Consultant
Paul A. Wolkin
Legislative Draftsman
Edgar B. Cale
Executive Secretary



PREFACE TO 1952 CHARTER
   This annotated edition of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, adopted by the electors of the City of Philadelphia on April 17, 1951, has been prepared and published primarily as an aid to the officials and employees of the City who are charged with carrying out its provisions. It is also intended as a guide to a better understanding of the Charter for the residents of the City and others who will be concerned with and interested in it.
   Following each section of the Charter are statements of "Sources" and "Purposes". "Sources" is generally used in the very broad sense of statutory provisions, ordinances, model provisions, and provisions from Charters of other cities which suggested the idea from which the section of the Charter was derived. At times "Sources" indicates that the language closely parallels language from a source provision. Under "Purposes" it is sought to state the intention of the section, its effect, and its relationship to other Charter provisions.
   The publication of this annotated edition was authorized by a resolution of the Charter Commission. It was prepared by the Legislative Draftsman of the Charter Commission under the direction of the Commission's Drafting Committee. The index was prepared by the Bureau of Municipal Research, as a public service.
DRAFTING COMMITTEE
William A. Schnader, Chairman
Abraham L. Freedman
Robert T. McCracken
Paul A. Wolkin, Legislative Draftsman



PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT PREFACE
(July 1, 2020)
   This update of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter includes the following amendments made since the Charter was adopted in 1951:
Public Education Supplement:
   Article XII, titled "Public Education", which contains provisions pertaining to the administration, financing and management of the City's public school system. Article XII was drafted by the Educational Home Rule Charter Commission convened pursuant to the Act of August 9, 1963, P.L. 643, by which the General Assembly eliminated a previous statutory restriction forbidding a Home Rule Charter from containing provisions regulating public schools. The Act of August 9, 1963 also permitted any city of the first class to add to an existing Home Rule Charter sections pertaining to the operation of public schools. The "Proposed Supplement to the Home Rule Charter" drafted by the Educational Home Rule Charter Commission was approved by the electors on May 18, 1965, thereby creating a Home Rule School District for the City of Philadelphia. On May 16, 1967, the electors approved an amendment to Section 12-306 of the Home Rule Charter Educational Supplement, relating to indebtedness, which raised the ceiling on the aggregate indebtedness permitted to be incurred from the original rate of two percent (2%) to a new limit of five percent (5%) of the assessed value of the taxable property within the District. The Amendment also prohibited the aggregate indebtedness of the District from exceeding fifteen percent (15%) of the last valuation of property taxable for school purposes in the District, up from the original figure of five percent (5%). On November 2, 1999, the electors approved amendments to Sections 12-201, 12-202, 12-203, 12-204, 12-206, 12-207, 12-209 and 12-503, relating to the Board of Education and the Educational Nominating Panel.
Approved November 1991:
   Competitive Bid Minimum ($2,000 to $10,000) (§ 8-200(2)).
Approved November 2002:
   Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission (§§ 3-100, 3-805, 4-900).
Approved November 2003:
   Audits of Agencies (§ 6-400);
   Board of Pensions, non-voting member (§ 3-803);
   Local Preference (§ 8-200);
   Competitive Bid minimum ($10,000 to $25,000) (§§ 8-200, 8-201);
   Universal Health Care Plan (§ 5-300(f));
   Insurance Public Advocate (§§ 3-100(a), 3-209, 3-405, 3-600, 4-1000, 8-400);
   Cooperative Purchasing Agreements (§ 8-200).
Approved May 2005:
   Referendum on Gun Legislation (§ 8-500).
Approved November 2005:
   Contract Reform (§§ 2-309, 8-200, 8-201).
Approved May 2006:
   Board of Ethics (§§ 2-202, 2-300(4), 3-100(e), 3-806, 4-1100);
   Referendum on Video Surveillance (§ 8-501).
Approved November 2006:
   Report Regarding Goals For Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (§ 6-109);
   Civil Service Preference (§ 7-401(d)).
Approved May 2007:
   Youth Commission (§§ 3-807, 4-1200);
   Timing of Approval of Planning Commission for Certain Bills (§§ 2-307, A-200);
   City Planning Commission, Composition (§§ 3-800, A-200);
   Zoning Code Commission (§§ 3-100(e), 3-808, 4-1300);
   Referendum on Redeployment of U.S. Troops from Iraq (§ 8-502);
   Referendum on Full Valuation Initiative of Board of Revision of Taxes (§ 8-503).
Approved November 2007:
   Residency requirement for District Councilmembers (§ 2-103);
   Public School Family and Child Advocate (§§ 3-100, 3-210, 3-600, 4-1400, 8-400);
   Handicapped and Disabled Advocate (§§ 3-100, 3-211, 3-600, 4-1500, 8-400).
Approved April 2008:
   City Representative and Commerce Department (§§ 3-100, 3-102, 3-204, 3-600, 3-702, 3-800, 4-200, 4-201, 4-202, 4-500);
   Increasing the Number of Deputies Exempt from Civil Service in City Departments (§ 7-301).
Approved November 2008:
   Department of Parks and Recreation (§§ 3-100, 3-101, 3-206, 3-802, 3-905, 3-906, 3-908, 3-910, 3-916, 5-102, 5-600, 5-601, 5-602, 5-603, 5-604, 5-605, 5-1001, A-200);
   Civil Service Preference for Bona Fide Residents of Philadelphia (§ 7-401).
Approved May 2009:
   Publication and Advertisement of Notices (§§ 2-201, 8-200, 8-407);
   Civil Service Posthumous Promotions (§ 7-401).
Approved May 2010:
   Leases and Contracts (§ 2-309);
   Zoning Board of Adjustment (§ 3-911).
Approved November 2010:
   Leases and Contracts (§ 2-309);
   Contracts (§ 8-200(2), (4));
   Contracts (§ 8-200(2)).
Approved May 2011:
   Jobs Commission (§§ 3-100, 3-809, 4-1600).
Approved November 2011:
   Budget Stabilization Reserve (§§ 2-300, 6-110, A-200).
Approved November 2012:
   Budget-Related Information (§§ 2-310, 6-105);
   Water Rates and Charges (§ 5-801);
   Civil Service Regulations (§ 7-401).
Approved May 2014:
   Leases and Contracts (§ 2-309).
Approved November 2014:
   Office of Sustainability (§§ 3-100, 4-1700, 4-1701, A-200);
   Department of Prisons (§§ 3-100, 3-101, 3-206, 3-600, 3-903, 3-916, 5-102, 5-700, 5-701, 5-1200, 5-1201, A-200).
Approved May 2015:
   Commission for Women (§§ 3-100, 3-810, 4-1800);
   Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten (§§ 3-100, 3-811, 4-1900, 4-1901);
   Philadelphia Schools (§ 8-504);
   Language Access Plans (§§ 8-600, A-200).
Approved November 2015:
   Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs, effective July 1, 2016 (§§ 3-100, 3-212, 4-2000, 4-2001, A-200);
   Department of Planning and Development, effective July 1, 2017 (§§ 3-100, 3-101, 3-102, 3-204, 3-600, 3-800, 3-908, 3-911, 3-918, 3-919, 4-600, 4-601, 4-602, 4-603, 4-604, 4-605, 4-606, 4-607, 4-608, 5-903, 5-1006, A-200).
Approved April 2016:
   Commission on African-American Males (§§ 3-100, 3-812, 4-2100).
Approved May 2017:
   Philadelphia Community Reinvestment Commission (§§ 3-100, 3-920, 4-609, A-200);
   Contracts and Concessions (§§ 8-200, 8-201).
Approved May 2018:
   Annual Operating Budget Ordinance (§ 2-300);
   Administrative Board Powers and Duties (§ 4-300);
   Board of Education (§§ 12-100, 12-201, 12-202, 12-204, 12-207, 12-311, 12-503).
Approved May 2019:
   Gender Neutral References (§§ 2-100, 2-101, 2-102, 2-103, 2-201, 2-301, 2-406, 4-400, 10-100);
   Office of Immigrant Affairs (§§ 3-100, 3-213, 4-2200, 4-2201, 8-600, A-200);
   Public Safety Enforcement Officers (§§ 5-103, 7-401, A-200);
   Living Wage (§ 8-506).
Approved November 2019:
   Procurement Procedures (§ 8-200).
Approved June 2020:
   Department of Labor and Board of Labor Standards (§§ 3-100, 3-101, 3-102, 3-204, 3-600, 3-701, 3-702, 3-921, 4-2300, 4-2301, A-200);
   Prohibited Activities of City Officers and Employees (§§ 10-107, 10-109).
   In addition, users of the Charter are advised that a footnote has been added to Section 1-100 noting that the General Assembly increased the limit on fines, forfeitures, and penalties, effective November 2004. (Other footnotes have been, and will be, added from time to time noting litigation that affects the application of Charter provisions.)
   Finally, readers should note that, for their historical value, the Annotations to the Charter have been left unchanged from the original 1952 publication, even where significant amendments have been adopted. Editorial notes have been added where appropriate.
PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT



TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I   POWERS OF THE CITY
   1-100   The City's Powers Defined
   1-101   Legislative Power
   1-102   Executive and Administrative Power
ARTICLE II   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH – The Council – Its Election, Organization, Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 1   THE COUNCIL
   2-100   Number, Terms and Salaries of Councilmembers
   2-101   The Election of Councilmembers
   2-102   Council Districts
   2-103   Qualifications of Councilmembers
   2-104   Organization of the Council; Officers; Rules; Employees
   2-105   Employment of Counsel
   2-106   Certain Provisions Relating to the Executive and Administrative Branch to Apply Also to the Council
CHAPTER 2   COUNCIL PROCEDURE
   2-200   Legislation to be by Ordinance
   2-201   Manner of Introduction, Consideration and Passage of Ordinances
   2-202   Submission of Ordinances to the Mayor
   2-203   Mayor and Other Administrative Officers May Appear Before Council
   2-204   Council Meetings to be Public
CHAPTER 3   LEGISLATION
   2-300   The Annual Operating Budget Ordinance
   2-301   Other Appropriations
   2-302   Balancing the Budget
   2-303   The Capital Program and Capital Budget
   2-304   Code of Ordinances
   2-305   Legislation Affecting Powers and Duties of the Executive and Administrative Branch
   2-306   Additional Rate Commissions
   2-307   Legislation Affecting Zoning, Physical Development Plan, Land Subdivision, or Authorizing the Purchase or Sale of Real Estate
   2-308   Pension and Retirement System
   2-309   Leases and Contracts
   2-310   Additional Budget-Related Information
CHAPTER 4   COUNCIL INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS
   2-400   Inquiries and Investigations
   2-401   Power to Obtain Attendance of Witnesses and Production of Documents
   2-402   Oaths of Witnesses
   2-403   Employment of Personnel, Expenses and Cooperation of City Departments and Agencies
   2-404   Investigations to be Public
   2-405   Rights of Witnesses and Others
   2-406   Conduct of Proceedings
ARTICLE III   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH – ORGANIZATION
CHAPTER 1   OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES
   3-100   Executive and Administrative Officers, Departments, Boards, Commissions and Agencies Designated
   3-101   Department Heads
   3-102   The Mayor's Cabinet
   3-103   Administrative Board
   3-104   Officers of Boards and Commissions
CHAPTER 2   ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT
   3-200   Mayor
   3-201   City Controller
   3-202   City Treasurer
   3-203   City Solicitor
   3-204   Managing Director, Director of Finance, Director of Planning and Development, Director of Commerce, Director of Labor and City Representative
   3-205   Personnel Director
   3-206   Other Department Heads
   3-207   Members of Boards and Commissions
   3-208   Officers of Boards and Commissions
   3-209   Insurance Public Advocate
   3-210   Public School Family and Child Advocate
   3-211   Handicapped and Disabled Advocate
   3-212   Director of Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs
   3-213   Director of Immigrant Affairs
CHAPTER 3   QUALIFICATIONS
   3-300   Mayor
   3-301   Managing Director
   3-302   Director of Finance
   3-303   City Representative
   3-304   City Solicitor
   3-305   Other Officers and Employees
   3-306   Citizenship and Residence
CHAPTER 4   TERMS OF OFFICE
   3-400   Mayor
   3-401   City Controller
   3-402   City Treasurer
   3-403   Managing Director
   3-404   All Other Officers
   3-405   Insurance Public Advocate
CHAPTER 5   VACANCIES
   3-500   Mayor
   3-501   City Controller and City Treasurer
   3-502   Appointive Offices
CHAPTER 6   COMPENSATION
   3-600   The Mayor and Other Officers
   3-601   Members of Boards and Commissions
CHAPTER 7   BUREAUS AND DIVISIONS; DEPUTIES; OTHER EMPLOYEES
   3-700   Bureaus and Divisions
   3-701   Deputies
   3-702   Employment and Compensation of Bureau Chiefs and Other Employees
CHAPTER 8   INDEPENDENT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   3-800   Reserved
   3-801   Commission on Human Relations
   3-802   Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia
   3-803   Board of Pensions and Retirement
   3-804   Civil Service Commission
   3-805   Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission and Advisory Committee
   3-806   Board of Ethics
   3-807   Youth Commission
   3-808   Zoning Code Commission
   3-809   Jobs Commission
   3-810   Commission for Women
   3-811   Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten
   3-812   Commission on African-American Males
CHAPTER 9   DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   3-900   Board of Trade and Conventions
   3-901   Board of Health
   3-902   Air Pollution Control Board
   3-903   Boards of Trustees of City Institutions
   3-904   Board of Surveyors
   3-905   Commission on Parks and Recreation
   3-906   Board of Trustees of American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial
   3-907   Board of Trustees of Atwater Kent Museum
   3-908   City Planning Commission
   3-909   Gas Commission
   3-910   Art Commission
   3-911   Zoning Board of Adjustment
   3-912   Board of Building Standards
   3-913   Board of License and Inspection Review
   3-914   Tax Review Board
   3-915   Sinking Fund Commission
   3-916   Board of Trustees of Philadelphia Prisons
   3-917   Additional Advisory Boards
   3-918   Historical Commission
   3-919   Housing Advisory Board
   3-920   Philadelphia Community Reinvestment Commission
   3-921   Board of Labor Standards
CHAPTER 10   NOMINATING PANELS
   3-1000   Finance Panel
   3-1001   Civil Service Panel
   3-1002   Substitution of Members
   3-1003   Procedure
ARTICLE IV   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH – POWERS AND DUTIES – The Mayor, The City Representative and Departments, Boards, Commissions and Offices Under the Mayor
CHAPTER 1   THE MAYOR
   4-100   Chief Executive Officer
   4-101   Finances
   4-102   Recommendations and Information
   4-103   Legislative Functions
   4-104   Cabinet Meetings
   4-105   Promotion of the City
   4-106   Information and Complaints
CHAPTER 2   CITY REPRESENTATIVE
   4-200   Ceremonial Representative
   4-201   Marketing and Publicity
   4-202   Public Events and Other Duties
CHAPTER 3   ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
   4-300   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 4   LAW DEPARTMENT
   4-400   Functions
   4-401   Access to Records
CHAPTER 5   DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARD
   4-500   Functions
   4-501   Rates and Charges
   4-502   Board of Trade and Conventions
CHAPTER 6   DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   4-600   General Provisions
   4-601   Division of Development Services
   4-602   Division of Planning and Zoning
   4-603   Division of Housing and Community Development
   4-604   City Planning Commission
   4-605   Historical Commission
   4-606   Art Commission
   4-607   Zoning Board of Adjustment
   4-608   Housing Advisory Board
   4-609   Philadelphia Community Reinvestment Commission
CHAPTER 7   COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
   4-700   Powers and Duties
   4-701   Investigation
CHAPTER 8   BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
   4-800   Powers and Duties in General
CHAPTER 9   PHILADELPHIA TAX REFORM COMMISSION
   4-900   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 10   INSURANCE PUBLIC ADVOCATE
   4-1000   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 11   BOARD OF ETHICS
   4-1100   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 12   YOUTH COMMISSION
   4-1200   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 13   ZONING CODE COMMISSION
   4-1300   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 14   PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILY AND CHILD ADVOCATE
   4-1400   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 15   HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED ADVOCATE
   4-1500   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 16   JOBS COMMISSION
   4-1600   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 17   OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
   4-1700   Creation
   4-1701   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 18   COMMISSION FOR WOMEN
   4-1800   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 19   COMMISSION ON UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN
   4-1900   Powers and Duties
   4-1901   Creation of Program
CHAPTER 20   OFFICE OF LGBT AFFAIRS
   4-2000   Creation
   4-2001   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 21   COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES
   4-2100   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 22   OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS
   4-2200   Creation
   4-2201   Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 23   DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
   4-2300   Functions
   4-2301   Board of Labor Standards
ARTICLE V   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH – POWERS AND DUTIES – Managing Director and Departments, Boards and Commissions under his Supervision
CHAPTER 1   MANAGING DIRECTOR
   5-100   Supervisory Powers
   5-101   Reports
   5-102   Meetings with Certain Department Heads
   5-103   Public Safety Enforcement Officers
CHAPTER 2   POLICE DEPARTMENT
   5-200   Functions
   5-201   Powers of Policemen
   5-202   Additional Patrolmen Upon Private Request
CHAPTER 3   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS
   5-300   Functions
   5-301   Board of Health
   5-302   Air Pollution Control Board
   5-303   Boards of Trustees of City Hospitals
CHAPTER 4   FIRE DEPARTMENT
   5-400   Functions
   5-401   Fire Code
CHAPTER 5   DEPARTMENT OF STREETS AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARD
   5-500   Functions
   5-501   Street Openings and Excavations
   5-502   Board of Surveyors
CHAPTER 6   DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS AND COMMISSION
   5-600   Functions
   5-601   Commission on Parks and Recreation
   5-602   Board of Trustees of the American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial
   5-603   Board of Trustees of the Atwater Kent Museum
   5-604   Reserved
   5-605   Reserved
CHAPTER 7   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS
   5-700   Functions
   5-701   Boards of Trustees of Welfare Institutions
CHAPTER 8   WATER DEPARTMENT
   5-800   Functions
   5-801   Rates and Charges
   5-802   Users Outside the City
   5-803   Authority or Private Operator
CHAPTER 9   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTY AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL COMMISSIONS
   5-900   Functions
   5-901   Rates and Charges
   5-902   Gas Commission
   5-903   Reserved
CHAPTER 10   DEPARTMENT OF LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS
   5-1000   Powers and Duties in General
   5-1001   Definitions
   5-1002   Functions
   5-1003   Copies and Reports
   5-1004   Right of Entry
   5-1005   Board of License and Inspection Review
   5-1006   Reserved
   5-1007   Board of Building Standards
CHAPTER 11   DEPARTMENT OF RECORDS
   5-1100   Powers and Duties in General
   5-1101   Functions
   5-1102   Examination of Records
   5-1103   Intragovernmental Rules
   5-1104   Public Right to Inspection
CHAPTER 12   DEPARTMENT OF PRISONS
   5-1200   Functions
   5-1201   Board of Trustees of Philadelphia Prisons
ARTICLE VI   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH – POWERS AND DUTIES – Director of Finance, Financial Departments, Boards and Commissions, City Treasurer, Procurement Department, and Board of Pensions and Retirement
CHAPTER 1   DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
   6-100   In General
   6-101   Accounts
   6-102   Inventory Accounting
   6-103   Clearance of Requisitions for Purchase of Equipment, Material and Supplies
   6-104   Contracts
   6-105   Annual Operating Budget, Capital Program and Capital Budget
   6-106   Requisitions for the Payment of Money
   6-107   Cost Analysis
   6-108   Examination of Records and Property
   6-109   Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
   6-110   Budget Stabilization Reserve
CHAPTER 2   DEPARTMENT OF COLLECTIONS AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARD AND COMMISSION
   6-200   Powers and Duties in General
   6-201   Functions
   6-202   Receipts; Copies of Bills and Receipts
   6-203   Utility Accounts
   6-204   Assignment of Employees or Agents to Other Departments, Boards and Commissions
   6-205   Banks as Agents for Receiving Taxes and Other Moneys
   6-206   Chargeability of Revenue Commissioner
   6-207   Tax Review Board
   6-208   Sinking Fund Commission
CHAPTER 3   CITY TREASURER
   6-300   Custodian of City Funds
   6-301   Payments Out of the Treasury
   6-302   Other Duties
CHAPTER 4   AUDITING DEPARTMENT
   6-400   Functions
   6-401   Auditors
   6-402   Justification for Requisitions for Disbursements
   6-403   Consultation with Outside Experts
   6-404   Duty to Submit to Audits by Certified Public Accountants Appointed by the Council; Audit Reports
   6-405   Access to Records
CHAPTER 5   PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT
   6-500   Functions
   6-501   Property Records
CHAPTER 6   BOARD OF PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT
   6-600   Pension and Retirement System
   6-601   Administration of Pensions and Retirement Benefits
ARTICLE VII   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH – POWERS AND DUTIES – Personnel Director and Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service
CHAPTER 1   THE PERSONNEL DIRECTOR
   7-100   Civil Service
   7-101   Improved Personnel Administration
   7-102   Designation of Examination Personnel
   7-103   Services to County and Other Agencies
CHAPTER 2   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
   7-200   Advisory and Supervisory Functions
   7-201   Appeals
CHAPTER 3   CIVIL SERVICE: GENERAL PROVISIONS AND EXEMPTIONS
   7-300   Purpose
   7-301   Exemptions
   7-302   Duties of City Officers and Employees
   7-303   Dismissal, Demotion and Suspension
CHAPTER 4   CIVIL SERVICE: REGULATIONS
   7-400   Preparation and Adoption
   7-401   Contents
ARTICLE VIII   PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
CHAPTER 1   FISCAL AND BUDGETARY MATTERS
   8-100   Fiscal Year
   8-101   Payment of Moneys Out of the City Treasury
   8-102   Estimates of Current Expenditures by Departments, Boards and Commissions
   8-103   Duty to Respond to Requests for Budgetary Information
   8-104   List of Employees to be Furnished to Certain City Officers
   8-105   Custody of City Securities
   8-106   Expenses
   8-107   Compensation for Extra Services
CHAPTER 2   CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENT, PROPERTY AND RECORDS
   8-200   Contracts
   8-201   Concessions
   8-202   Procurement and Building Construction
   8-203   Disposition of Unserviceable Personal Property
   8-204   Acceptance of Gifts or Donations
   8-205   Sale of Real Estate and Grants of Rights of Way or Other Rights over or in Real Estate
   8-206   Effect of Physical Development Plan
   8-207   Art Commission Approval
   8-208   Maintenance and Use of Automobiles and Other Vehicles
   8-209   Maintenance and Repair of Buildings and Other Real Estate
   8-210   Publications
   8-211   Disposition of Records
   8-212   Microfilm or Other Reproduction Records
CHAPTER 3   LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE OFFICEHOLDERS AND EMPLOYEES
   8-300   Oaths of Office
   8-301   Other Offices or Positions
   8-302   Fidelity Bonds
CHAPTER 4   EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH
   8-400   Certain General Provisions to Apply to Certain Officers
   8-401   Coordination of Work
   8-402   Cooperation with Other Agencies
   8-403   Departmental Boards and Commissions
   8-404   Reports
   8-405   Seals
   8-406   Rules
   8-407   Regulations
   8-408   Meetings of Boards and Commissions
   8-409   Power to Obtain Attendance of Witnesses and Production of Documents
   8-410   Legal Advice and Services
   8-411   Custody of Private Personal Property
   8-412   Inspections
CHAPTER 5   REFERENDA APPROVED BY THE VOTERS
   8-500   Home Rule Power to Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence
   8-501   Surveillance Cameras to Prevent Crime and Violence
   8-502   Redeployment of U.S. Troops from Iraq
   8-503   Rejecting the Board of Revision's Full Valuation Initiative
   8-504   Restoring Local Control of Philadelphia's Schools
   8-505   Reserved
   8-506   Providing for a Decent, Living Wage
CHAPTER 6   PROVISIONS APPLICABLE THROUGHOUT CITY GOVERNMENT
   8-600   Language Access Plans
ARTICLE IX   REMOVAL OF ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE OFFICERS
CHAPTER 1   RECALL OF MAYOR AND OTHER ELECTIVE OFFICERS
   9-100   Officers Subject to Recall
   9-101   Recall Procedure
   9-102   Notice to Incumbent
   9-103   Recall Elections
   9-104   Disqualification for Office
   9-105   Limitations
CHAPTER 2   REMOVAL OF APPOINTIVE OFFICERS
   9-200   In General
   9-201   Managing Director
   9-202   Civil Service Commissioners
ARTICLE X   PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES OF COUNCILMEMBERS, CITY OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS, AND PENALTIES
   10-100   Councilmembers Not to Engage in Certain Activities; Penalties
   10-101   Officers and Employees Not to be Brokers or Agents for Procuring Bonds
   10-102   City Officers and Employees Not to Engage in Certain Activities
   10-103   Members of Political Committees Not to Interfere with Police and Certain Other Officers and Employees
   10-104   Fees
   10-105   Gratuities
   10-106   Impersonation of City Officers and Employees
   10-107   Political Activities
   10-108   Unlawful Acts Pertaining to the Civil Service
   10-109   Penalties
   10-110   Refusal to Testify
   10-111   Discrimination
ARTICLE XI   SEVERABILITY AND ACTS SUPERSEDED
   11-100   Severability
   11-101   Statutes and Ordinances Superseded
   11-102   Statutes Relating to Indebtedness Not Superseded
   11-103   Certain Provisions of Consolidation Act Still in Force
ARTICLE XII   PUBLIC EDUCATION
CHAPTER 1   THE HOME RULE SCHOOL DISTRICT
   12-100   The Home Rule School District
   12-101   The New District to Take Over All Assets and Assume All Liabilities of the Predecessor School District
CHAPTER 2   THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
   12-200   The Board Created; Its Function
   12-201   Members of the Board; Method of Selection
   12-202   Eligibility for Board Membership
   12-203   Terms of Board Members
   12-204   Removal of Members of the Board
   12-205   Vacancies on the Board
   12-206   Educational Nominating Panel; Method of Selection
   12-207   The Educational Nominating Panel; Duties and Procedure
   12-208   Officers of the Board of Education; Their Duties
   12-209   Organization and Procedures
   12-210   School Auditors
CHAPTER 3   THE BOARD OF EDUCATION; POWERS AND DUTIES
   12-300   General Powers
   12-301   Appointment, Compensation and Term of the Superintendent of Schools
   12-302   Fiscal Year
   12-303   Annual Operating Budget and Annual Revenue Estimate
   12-304   Capital Program and Capital Budget
   12-305   Tax Levy
   12-306   Indebtedness
   12-307   Comprehensive Plan
   12-308   Personnel Policies
   12-309   Cooperative Agreements
   12-310   General Public Hearings
   12-311   Parent and Community Advisory Council
CHAPTER 4   THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS; DUTIES AND POWERS
   12-400   General Powers
   12-401   Personnel Administration
   12-402   School District – City Cooperation
   12-403   Budgetary Controls
CHAPTER 5   GENERAL POLICY; SEVERABILITY; REPEALER; EFFECTIVE DATE
   12-500   School District to be Part of the Public School System of Pennsylvania
   12-501   Severability
   12-502   Repealer
   12-503   Effective Date
   A-100   Certain Existing Departments, Boards and Commissions Abolished
   A-101   Transfer of Functions of Abolished Governmental Agencies
   A-102   Records and Equipment
   A-103   Employees
   A-104   Civil Service Status of Present Employees
   A-105   Retirement Rights
   A-106   Pending Proceedings
   A-107   Rules and Regulations
   A-108   Contracts and Obligations
   A-109   Service of Notices
   A-110   Continuation of Existing Statutes and Ordinances
   A-111   Implementation of This Charter
   A-200   Schedule