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Every department, board and commission, may accept on behalf of the City gifts or donations of money, securities, or other personal property which, or the income of which, shall be useful in connection with the work of such department, board or commission, or for the benefit of the inmates or patients of any City institution administered by such department, board or commission.
A department, board or commission shall not accept any gift of real estate or any interest in real estate without specific authority from the Council so to do.
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 513.
Purposes: The acceptance of gifts or donations by City agencies on behalf of the City is authorized so that offers of gifts may be readily accepted. The consent of Council is required in the case of gifts of interests in real estate for such offers may involve extensive obligations upon the part of the City, once they are accepted.