City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 10-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
City budget: see Optional Charter Law § 418 (53 P.S. § 41418).
Codification of ordinances: see Optional Charter Law § 609 (53 P.S. § 41609); 3rd Class Code § 1014.1 (53 P.S. § 36014.1).
Compensation: see Optional Charter Law § 607 (53 P.S. § 41607).
Council member's required oath: see 3rd Class Code § 1004 (53 P.S. § 36004).
Election and term: see Optional Charter Law § 404 (53 P.S. § 41404).
Legislative power: see Optional Charter Law § 407 (53 P.S. § 41407).
Meetings: see Optional Charter Law §§ 408 and 606 (53 P.S. §§ 41408 and 41606).
Ordinances, resolutions or bills: see Optional Charter Law §§ 413, 607(b) and 608 [53 P.S. §§ 41413, 41607(b) and 41608].
Organization and President: see Optional Charter Law § 408 (53 P.S. § 41408).
Powers and duties: see Optional Charter Law §§ 409, 410 and 418 to 421 (53 P.S. §§ 41409, 41410 and 41418 to 41421).
Qualifications of Council members: see 3rd Class Code § 1001 (53 P.S. § 36001).
Quorum: see Optional Charter Law § 607 (53 P.S. § 41607).
Rules of Council: see Optional Charter Law § 607 (53 P.S. § 41607).
Subpoena powers: see 3rd Class Code § 1015 (53 P.S. § 36015).
Vacancies: see Optional Charter Law § 406 (53 P.S. § 41406).

§ 1-101.1 Composition, meetings and proceedings.

A. 
The City Council shall consist of seven members elected at large.
B. 
The Council shall meet at least twice a month in regular meetings, at such times and places as fixed by resolution of Council, and at such additional special meetings as may be called according to law. All regular and special meetings of Council shall be open to the public, and the public notices of such meetings shall be given as required by the Sunshine Act, Act of October 15, 1998, P.L. 729, as amended, 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq. Council may meet in executive sessions, but official business must be transacted at regular or special meetings only.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
C. 
The proceedings of Council shall be governed by rules and regulations fixed by resolution of Council.

§ 1-101.2 Notice of civil service proposed rule-making.

[Ord. No. 20-1979]
A. 
The Police and Fire Civil Service Commissions are herein required to give written notice to Council of those proposals which the Commissions have adopted. Such notice shall be given upon adoption of a rule-making but prior to the implementation of such rule-making. Notice should be given 30 days prior to the effective date of such new policy implementation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
B. 
Such notice shall be written and shall document the letter, spirit and effect of the rule-making.

§ 1-101.3 Council endorsement of building and construction projects.

[Ord. No. 39-1990]
A. 
All building and construction projects requiring the approval of City Council shall recognize Council's endorsement by displaying a project sign which shall state that the project was financed in part by one of the City's rehabilitation programs and shall contain the following language:[1]
Linda D. Thompson, Mayor
Harrisburg City Council
Equal Housing Opportunity
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
B. 
This project sign requirement shall be retroactive for five years to include projects commencing January 1, 1985. Projects requiring the replacement of existing signs shall finance said signs via the project's general operating fund or its equivalent.

§ 1-101.4 Publications.

[Ord. No. 56-1990]
All newsletters, fliers and other publications drafted, distributed or published by those entities which are created through Councilmanic ordinance, or will receive any funding through Councilmanic action, shall include the name of Harrisburg City Council whenever the Mayor's name is placed upon those publications.

§ 1-101.5 Affirmative action.

The City Council hereby adopts and renews the Affirmative Action Cooperation Agreement, a copy of which is registered in the City Clerk's Office. (See Chapter 2-903.)

§ 1-101.6 Annual audit.

All accounts of the City shall be audited following the close of each year by an independent certified public accountant selected by resolution of Council.