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Citizens Planning Institute

The Citizens Planning Institute has been envisioned by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to be its official education and outreach arm. The focus of the Institute is to educate citizens about the role good planning and implementation play in helping to create…

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City Council

The 1951 Home Rule Charter established Council as the legislative arm of Philadelphia municipal government, consisting of seventeen members. Ten Councilmembers are elected by district and seven from the City-at-large. Each is elected for a term of four years with no…

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City Law Department

The City of Philadelphia Law Department is responsible for providing legal advice to all officers, departments, boards, and commissions within the City concerning any matter arising in connection with the exercise of their official powers.  Included within this responsibility is the…

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City of Philadelphia

City Paper

Philadelphia City Paper is a free alternative news weekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was established in November 1981 as a spin-off of the now defunct WXPN Express newsletter. New issues are released every Thursday.

City Paper regularly covers topics pertaining to…

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Clean Air Council

The Delaware Valley Citizens’ Council for Clean Air (now known as Clean Air Council) was formed in 1967 through the efforts of 11 local, county-based Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Tuberculosis and Health Associations (later to be known as Lung Associations). Each of…

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Commerce Department

The Philadelphia Department of Commerce sets and leads policies to help both small businesses and major corporations in Philadelphia thrive. The Department coordinates activities along neighborhood commercial corridors, with small businesses and entrepreneurs, major real estate development projects, large-scale business attraction…

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Commission on Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) consists of 15 members, nine of whom are appointed by the Mayor from nominations made by City Council and six of whom serve ex officio, including the President of City Council and the Executive Director…
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Committee of 70

The century-old Committee of Seventy champions better government to help Philadelphia grow and prosper. Leading by example, the non-partisan organization aims to change the guarded nature of policy and politics debates in Philadelphia. 

The Committee of Seventy has been called a…

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Community Design Collaborative

The Community Design Collaborative is a community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, offers unique volunteer opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization.

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