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The Mayor shall recommend by message in writing to the Council all such measures connected with the affairs of the City, the protection and the improvement of its government and finances, and the promotion of the welfare of its people as he shall deem desirable. He shall cause to be published through the Procurement Department from time to time for the information of the public, bulletins on the work of the City government.
Sources: Act of June 25, 1919, P.L. 581, Article II, Section 6; the Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 701, as amended.
Purposes: 1. The Mayor is empowered to initiate the consideration of legislation by the Council through the submission to the Council of messages recommending legislative measures in all fields of concern to the City government. This is an essential attribute of a chief executive under a strong-mayor form of government.
2. The Mayor is required to keep the public advised on the operation of the City government so that its citizens will be currently informed of the manner in which the chief executive is discharging his duties.