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The following offices, departments, boards and commissions of the City government are hereby abolished:
(a) All existing offices except the City Controller, the City Treasurer and the City Commissioners;
(b) All existing executive or administrative departments, bureaus and divisions;
(c) All existing boards and commissions except the Commissioners of Fairmount Park, the Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Board of Trustees of the Atwater Kent Museum, and the City Housing Rent Commission which shall continue as a temporary Commission until the Council shall abolish it.
The functions of all officers, departments, boards and commissions of the City shall, after the effective date of this charter, be those herein contained unless expressly otherwise stated.
Except as otherwise specifically provided, this charter shall not apply to the Board of Directors of City Trusts and to any institutions operated by it.
Sources: See the Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 2.
Purposes: 1. Since the Charter reorganizes the City government completely, all offices, departments, boards and commissions other than those excepted are abolished.
2. The officers listed in subsection (a) are also County officers and are therefore not abolished.
3. The City Housing Rent Commission is not abolished or dealt with in the Charter because it is a temporary agency. The other boards and commissions listed in subsection (c) are not abolished because they hold privately donated property in trust.
4. The Board of City Trusts is generally not dealt with by the Charter to protect its special status as a trustee.