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Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, every legislative act of the Council shall be by ordinance and shall begin with the words: "The Council of the City of Philadelphia hereby ordains:".
Sources: Act of June 25, 1919, P.L. 581, Article XVI, Section 6.
Purposes: All legislation enacted by the Council is required to be in the form of ordinances. Councilmanic inquiries and investigations may be authorized and personnel engaged for such purposes by resolution. Sections 2-400 and 2-403. Otherwise the present confusing practice of having some kinds of legislation enacted by ordinance and others by resolution is abandoned.