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§ 3-908. City Planning Commission. 80
The City Planning Commission shall be composed of seven appointed members and the Managing Director, the Director of Finance, the Director of Commerce and the Director of Planning and Development. None of the appointed members shall hold another public office or position of profit. Of the appointed members, one shall be an architect, one shall be an urban planner, one shall be a traffic engineer, one shall be an attorney experienced in land use issues, two shall be representatives of Philadelphia community groups that participate in land use issues, and one other shall meet any one of the above qualifications.
Law Department Note (2009): Department of Recreation and Fairmount Park Commission were reconstituted, and the Board of Trustees of Camp Happy was abolished, by amendment approved November 4, 2008. See Footnote to this section.
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929. Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 401, as amended.
Purposes: The Recreation Commissioner is made a member of the Board of Trustees of Camp Happy because it is connected with his Department.
Law Department Note (2017): The City Planning Commission was renumbered from Charter Section 3-800 by amendment approved November 3, 2015. See Footnote to this section. The following two paragraphs were originally included as an annotation under former Charter Section 3-800.
Sources: Ordinance of the City of Philadelphia, December 21, 1942.
Purposes: The composition of the City Planning Commission includes the Managing Director because he is in charge of the service departments of the City concerned with City capital improvements; the Director of Finance because the City Planning Commission is responsible for preparing initially the capital program and capital budget; and the City Representative because, as the City's promotional officer and Director of Commerce, he is concerned with the growth and development of the City. Five private citizens are included to assure adequate civic representation through persons who are neither preoccupied nor connected with City functions as public officials.
Section 3-908, Board of Trustees of Camp Happy, deleted by approval of the voters at the election held on November 4, 2008, and certified on November 28, 2008. See Bill No. 080169 (approved August 4, 2008); Resolution No. 080181 (adopted June 19, 2008). Section 3-908, City Planning Commission, renumbered from former Section 3-800 and amended by approval of the voters at the election held on November 3, 2015, and certified on November 23, 2015. See Bill No. 140721 (approved June 16, 2015); Resolution No. 140732-A (adopted June 11, 2015). See Charter subsection A-200(14) for effective date.