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It shall be the duty of the Mayor to exercise the powers of his office and to encourage among all the executive officers in the City the use of their official powers, to promote and improve the government of the City, to encourage the commercial and industrial growth of the City and of the Port of Philadelphia, and to promote and develop the prosperity and social well-being of its people.
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Purposes: The Mayor is charged specifically with the duty of directing the efforts of the City government towards making the City a better place for its inhabitants. This envisages measures for commercial, industrial, economic and social well-being and development.