City Council: Jones Call for “Cost of Gun Violence” Hearing; Charter Change; Funds Transferred

JONES INTRODUCES “TRUE COST OF CRIME” RESOLUTION

Councilmember Curtis Jones introduced a resolution calling on the Committee on Public Safety to hold a hearing examining the true cost of crime on Philadelphia residents.

The resolution cites a Philadelphia Inquirer report and study conducted by the city that determined each murder costs the city $1.42 million in medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage, and criminal costs. The 351 homicides committed in 2018 had an economic cost of nearly $500 million.

According to the resolution, the city is impacted financially in the following ways:

-Non-fatal shootings cost nearly $50,000 in medical expenses and lost productivity

-Shootings reduce property values

-A 10% decrease in homicides would add $114 million in tax revenue

-In response to an American Psychological Association survey, 81% of respondents said they were anxious about gun violence

-40% said they avoided going to public gatherings

CHARTER CHANGE

On behalf of Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson introduced legislation that would change the city charter to include the Division of Workforce Solutions within the Department of Commerce.

According to the legislation, the Division of Workforce Solutions would “promote workforce development activity serving Philadelphians seeking jobs and training opportunities in the public or private sectors.”

All charter changes must be voted on by Philadelphians in the form of a ballot referendum. This referendum will is scheduled to be on the May primary ballot. The change will add the following language to the city charter (the changes are italicized):

CHAPTER 5

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ITS DEPARTMENTAL BOARD

§4-500. Functions.

The Department of Commerce shall have the power and its duty shall be to perform the following functions:

(a) Promotion of economic development activity within the City of Philadelphia. It shall promote and develop opportunities for business growth in the City and the City’s commerce and industry, and shall encourage the increased use of the Port and airports of Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s workforce.

(b) Promotion of workforce development activity within the City of Philadelphia through the Division of Workforce Solutions. The Division shall provide information related to job training and skills development. It shall coordinate efforts to connect Philadelphians to job training and employment opportunities in the public and private sectors. The Division of Workforce Solutions shall be led by member(s) of Department of Commerce leadership.

(c)Wharf,DockandHarborFacilities.TheDepartmentshallitself, or contracts, maintain, improve, repair, and operate City wharf, dock, and harbor facilities; when authorized by the Council, acquire, design and construct additional such facilities; and conduct necessary harbor cleaning, deepening, dredging and ice-breaking operations and maintain and operate equipment for such purposes. The Department may grant leases and licenses for the use of City wharf, dock and harbor facilities.

(d) Airport Facilities. The Department shall itself, or by contract, maintain, improve, repair, and operate City airport facilities and equipment and when authorized by the Council acquire, design and construct additional such facilities. The Department may grant leases and licenses for use of City airport facilities. 

TRANSFER ORDINANCES

On behalf of Council President Clarke, Councilmember Curtis Jones introduced legislation that would transfer funds from the city budget to various city agencies. As these transfers were not in the budget city council passed last June, which itself is a bill, amendments in the form of additional bills are required to make the transfers.

FROM: GENERAL FUND

2.5 THE MAYOR – OFFICE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Services $ 930,000

Total $ 930,000

2.10 THE MAYOR – OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Personal Services $    195,397

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 1,006,431

Total $ 1,201,828

2.13 THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Purchase of Services $ 3,750,000

Total $ 3,750,000

2.19 THE DEPARTMENT OF STREETS

Personal Services $    200,000

Purchase of Services 1,805,000

Total $ 2,005,000

2.23 THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Personal Services $   1,883,000

Total $   1,883,000

2.45 THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Purchase of Services $   231,176

Total $   231,176

2.49 THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE

Personal Services $   72,400

Total $   72,400

2.54 THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Purchase of Services $   170,000

Total $   170,000

2.55 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA 

Personal Services $   415,000

Total $   415,000

2.57 THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Advances and Other Miscellaneous Payments $   19,155,341

Total $   19,155,341

2.65 THE CITY COMMISSIONERS

Purchase of Services $   6,676,109

Total $   6,676,109

Total “FROM” General Fund $ 36,489,854

FROM: WATER FUND

3.8 THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Purchase of Services $ 1,016,745   

Total $ 1,016,745      

Total “FROM” Water Fund $ 1,016,745   

FROM: GRANTS REVENUE FUND

9.15 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – PROVISION FOR OTHER GRANTS

Advances and Other Miscellaneous Payments $ 220,970,788   

Total $ 220,970,788    

Total “FROM” Grants Revenue Fund $ 220,970,788   

Total “FROM” Section $ 258,477,387

TO: GENERAL FUND

2.5 THE MAYOR – OFFICE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Purchase of Services $    550,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment   450,000

Total $ 1,000,000

2.10 THE MAYOR – OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Purchase of Services $ 1,915,140

Total $ 1,915,140

2.12 THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Personal Services $    202,400

Purchase of Services 90,000

Contributions, Indemnities and Taxes 5,000,000

Total $ 5,292,400

2.13 THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Personal Services $   1,515,272

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 2,734,728

Total $   4,250,000

2.16 THE DEPARTMENT OF FLEET SERVICES

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   1,000,000

Total $   1,000,000

2.17 THE DEPARTMENT OF FLEET SERVICES – VEHICLE PURCHASE

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   5,000,000

Total $   5,000,000

2.18 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Personal Services $    706,859

Materials, Supplies and Equipment   796,800

Total $ 1,503,659

2.19 THE DEPARTMENT OF STREETS

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $ 1,405,000

Total $ 1,405,000

2.20 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Personal Services $      750,000

Purchase of Services 1,000,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment     1,800,000

Total $   3,550,000

2.23 THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Purchase of Services $      676,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment     1,207,000

Total $   1,883,000

2.24 THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTY

Purchase of Services $   5,357,608

Total $   5,357,608

2.26 THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTY – SPACE RENTALS

Purchase of Services $   830,000

Total $   830,000

2.28 THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Personal Services $ 563,660

Materials, Supplies and Equipment     13,200

Total $ 576,860

2.29 THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES – OFFICE OF HOMELESS SERVICES

Purchase of Services $   1,374,734

Total $   1,374,734

2.30 THE DEPARTMENT OF PRISONS

Personal Services $ 16,993,364

Purchase of Services 9,000,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 427,200

Total $ 26,420,564

2.35 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Purchase of Services $     5,200,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 20,000,000

Contributions, Indemnities and Taxes 30,540,000

Payments to Other Funds 60,000,000

Total $ 115,740,000

2.36 TO THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – BUDGET STABILIZATION

Payments to Other Funds $   25,000,000

Total $   25,000,000

2.38 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – FRINGE BENEFITS

Personal Services-Employee Benefits $   434,258

Total $   434,258

2.45 THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   231,176

Total $   231,176

2.51 THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE – ECONOMIC STIMULUS

Purchase of Services $   2,000,000

Total $   2,000,000

2.52 THE LAW DEPARTMENT

Purchase of Services $   150,000

Total $   150,000

2.54 THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Personal Services $   170,000

Total $   170,000

2.55 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA 

Purchase of Services $      415,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 3,435,361

Total $   3,850,361

2.56 THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   5,000

Total $   5,000

2.58 THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Personal Services $   234,773

Purchase of Services 260,000

Total $   494,773

2.61 THE BOARD OF REVISION OF TAXES

Purchase of Services $   25,000

Total $   25,000

2.63 THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Purchase of Services $   460,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 100,000

Total $   560,000

2.65 THE CITY COMMISSIONERS

Personal Services $   1,971,722

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 4,704,387

Total $   6,676,109

Total “TO” General Fund $   216,695,642

TO: WATER FUND

3.5 THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Purchase of Services $   13,365,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 500,000

Total $   13,865,000

3.6 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE -FRINGE BENEFITS

Personal Services-Employee Benefits $   5,000,000

Total $   5,000,000

3.8 THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   1,016,745

Total $   1,016,745

Total “TO” Water Fund $   19,881,745

TO: GRANTS REVENUE FUND

9.24 TO THE CITY COMMISSIONERS

Purchase of Services $   5,200,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 200,000

Total $   5,400,000

Total “TO” Grants Revenue Fund $   5,400,000

TO: AVIATION FUND

10.11 THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE

Purchase of Services $   14,000,000

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 2,500,000

Total $   16,500,000

Total “TO” Aviation Fund $   16,500,000

Total “TO” Section $   258,477,387

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1.  The Director of Finance is hereby authorized to make the following transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022 from the General Fund, Water Fund, Water Residual Fund, Grants Revenue Fund, and the Aviation Fund, to the General Fund, Water Fund, Water Residual Fund, and Aviation Fund.

FROM: GENERAL FUND

2.18 THE DEPARTMENT OF STREETS

Purchase of Services $ 20,179

Total $ 20,179

2.19 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Personal Services $ 3,256

Total $ 3,256

2.52 THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Purchase of Services $ 7,501

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 443

Total $ 7,944

2.60 THE REGISTER OF WILLS

Purchase of Services $ 2,798

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 1,502

Total $ 4,300

2.61 THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Purchase of Services $     162,854

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 23,880

Total $     186,734

2.62 THE SHERIFF

Purchase of Services $    409,563

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 614,730

Total $ 1,024,293

2.63 THE CITY COMMISSIONERS

Personal Services $ 1,045,078

Total $ 1,045,078

2.64 THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

Personal Services $     4,723,190

Total $     4,723,190

Total “FROM” General Fund $     7,014,974   

FROM: WATER FUND

3.5 THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Purchase of Services $    22,623,874

Total $     22,623,874

Total “FROM” Water Fund $     22,623,874

FROM: WATER RESIDUAL FUND

4.1 THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Purchase of Services $    5,575,437

Total $     5,575,437

Total “FROM” Water Residual Fund $     5,575,437

FROM: GRANTS REVENUE FUND

9.15 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – PROVISION FOR OTHER GRANTS

Advances and Other Miscellaneous Payment $     214,507,644

Total $     214,507,644

Total “FROM” Grants Revenue Fund $     214,507,644

FROM: AVIATION FUND

10.4 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $     37,200

Total $     37,200

10.5 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $     784

Payments to Other Funds 19,000

Total $ 19,784

10.8 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – FRINGE BENEFITS

Personal Services – Employee Benefits $ 80,807

Total $ 80,807

10.11 THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE

Purchase of Services $          50,469

Materials, Supplies and Equipment 623,272

Contributions, Indemnities and Taxes 2,419,543

Total $     3,093,284

Total “FROM” Aviation Fund $     3,231,075

Total “FROM” Section $     252,953,004

TO: GENERAL FUND

2.18 THE DEPARTMENT OF STREETS

Personal Services $   20,179

Total $   20,179

2.19 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Materials, Supplies and Equipment $   3,256

Total $   3,256

2.36 THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – FRINGE BENEFITS

Personal Services-Employee Benefits $ 210,000,000

Total $ 210,000,000

2.52 THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Personal Services $ 11,482

Total $ 11,482

2.60 THE REGISTER OF WILLS

Personal Services $    200,638

Total $    200,638

2.61 THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Personal Services $    569,771

Total $    569,771

2.62 THE SHERIFF

Personal Services $     1,419,111

Total $     1,419,111

2.63 THE CITY COMMISSIONERS

Purchase of Services $     1,391,075

Total $     1,391,075

2.64 THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

Purchase of Services $     4,723,190

Total $     4,723,190

Total “TO” General Fund $     218,338,702

TO: WATER FUND

3.5 THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Payments to Other Funds $ 22,623,874

Total $ 22,623,874

3.6 THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT – FRINGE BENEFITS

Personal Services-Employee Benefits $ 3,183,916

Total $ 3,183,916

Total “TO” Water Fund $ 25,807,790

TO: WATER RESIDUAL FUND

4.1 THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Payments to Other Funds $    5,575,437

Total $     5,575,437

Total “TO” Water Residual Fund $     5,575,437

TO: AVIATION FUND

10.4 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Personal Services $     2,540,994

Purchase of Services 34,551

Total $     2,575,545

10.5 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Personal Services $     409,423

Total $     409,423

10.11 THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE

Personal Services $     246,107

Total $     246,107

Total “TO” Aviation Fund $     3,231,075

Total “TO” Section $     252,953,004

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect immediately.

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