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Each department shall have as its head an officer who either personally or by deputy or by a duly authorized agent or employee of the department, and subject at all times to the provisions of this charter, shall exercise the powers and perform the duties vested in and imposed upon the department.
The following officers shall be the heads of the departments following their respective titles:
City Solicitor, of the Law Department;
Director of Commerce, of the Department of Commerce;
Police Commissioner, of the Police Department;
Health Commissioner, of the Department of Public Health;
Fire Commissioner, of the Fire Department;
Street Commissioner, of the Department of Streets;
Parks and Recreation Commissioner, of the Department of Parks and Recreation; 47
Welfare Commissioner, of the Department of Public Welfare;
Water Commissioner, of the Water Department;
Commissioner of Public Property, of the Department of Public Property;
Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, of the Department of Licenses and Inspections;
Commissioner of Records, of the Department of Records;
Revenue Commissioner, of the Department of Collections;
City Controller, of the Auditing Department;
Procurement Commissioner, of the Procurement Department;
Prisons Commissioner, of the Department of Prisons; 48
Director of Planning and Development, of the Department of Planning and Development. 49
Director of Labor, of the Department of Labor. 49.1
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 206, as amended.
Purposes: 1. Each department is to have a head, and this section lists the heads of the various departments.
2. The exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties of each department are made the responsibility of the department head.