§ 3-805.  Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission and Advisory Committee. 69
   The Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission shall be composed of fifteen members, appointed as follows:
   (a)   Four members shall be appointed by the Mayor;
   (b)   Four members shall be appointed by the Council President;
   (c)   One member shall be appointed by the City Controller;
   (d)   One member shall be appointed by each of the following: the President of the African-American Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive Officer of Greater Philadelphia First, the President of the Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the North Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
   (e)   The Commission's Advisory Committee shall consist of twenty-three members. One member of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by each of the following: the Director of Action Alliance of Senior Citizens of Greater Philadelphia, the Director of Asian-Americans United, the Director of Community Legal Services, the President of the Board of the Consumer Education & Protective Association, the Director of the Keystone Research Center, the President of the National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights, the Director of the Parents' Union, the Director of Philadelphia NOW (National Organization for Women), the Director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, the Director of the Tenant Action Group, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Dean of the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University, the President of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, the President of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, the President of the NAACP Philadelphia Chapter, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League Eastern Division, the President of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Greater Philadelphia Chapter, the President of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, the President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, the President of the Urban League of Philadelphia, the Executive Director of the West Philadelphia Partnership, and the Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. If any of those organizations ceases to exist or refuses to make an appointment, the members of the Commission shall by a majority vote designate an organization of a similar nature to make an appointment.
   (f)   All appointments to the Commission and its Advisory Committee shall be made within thirty days after the Commission is first created.
   (g)   No member of the Commission, while serving as a member, shall seek or hold a position as an elected public official within the Commonwealth, or as an officer of a political party.
   (h)   Vacancies on the Commission and its Advisory Committee shall be filled by the appointing authority who originally appointed the member whose seat has become vacant.

 

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   Added November 5, 2002, by approval of the voters. See Bill No. 020255 (approved June 12, 2002); Resolution No. 020264 (adopted May 16, 2002).