City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 28-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Assignment for administrative purposes: see § 2-301.3.
Housing Authorities Law: see 35 P.S. § 1541 et seq.
Municipality Authorities Act: see 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
Parking Authorities Law: see 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5501 et seq.
Urban Redevelopment Law: see 35 P.S. § 1701 et seq.

§ 2-501.1 Boards, commissions and authorities.

[Ord. No. 9-1996]
A. 
The following boards and commissions have been created by ordinance:
(1) 
Audit Committee (Ordinance 6-2007).
[Added 4-9-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013]
(2) 
Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals (Building Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 1-1972; Housing Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 48-1979; merged by Ordinance 15-1995).
(3) 
Business Revolving Loan Committee (Ordinance 11-1987).
(4) 
Cable Regulation Board (Ordinance 4-1994).
(5) 
Electrical Code Advisory and Licensing Board (Ordinance 18-1994).
(6) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A(6), Fire Civil Service Commission, was superseded 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014. See now Subsection A(17) and Ch. 2-513.
(7) 
Harrisburg Board of Health (Ordinance 33-1979).
(8) 
Harrisburg Property Reinvestment Board (Ordinance 26-1979, as amended Ordinance 3-1983; Ordinance 16-1989).
(9) 
Historical Architectural Review Board (Ordinance 13-1974, as amended Ordinance 14-1986).
(10) 
Human Relations Commission (Ordinance 6-1983, as amended and reenacted).
(11) 
License and Tax Appeal Board (Ordinance 1-1971).
(12) 
Planning Commission (Ordinance 3-1970).
(13) 
Plumbing Board (Ordinance 2-1972, as amended).
(14) 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A(14), Police Civil Service Commission, was superseded 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014. See now Subsection A(17) and Ch. 2-513.
(15) 
Youth Commission (Ordinance 8-1978).
(16) 
Zoning Hearing Board (Ordinance 13-1977).
(17) 
Civil Service Board (Ordinance 12-2014).
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014]
B. 
The City is actively involved with the following community boards, commissions, committees, agencies, etc., as an active participant in community affairs:
(1) 
Affirmative Action Review Committee.
(2) 
Affordable Housing Group and SRO Subcommittee.
(3) 
Business Development Executive Council.
(4) 
Camp Curtin Historical Society.
(5) 
Capital City Economic Development Corporation.
(6) 
Capital Tax Collection Bureau.
(7) 
Endall.
(8) 
Harrisburg Area Transportation Coordinating Committee.
(9) 
Interfaith Family Shelter Advisory Board.
(10) 
Mayor's Commission on Literacy.
(11) 
Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board.
(12) 
Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies.
(13) 
Pennsylvania Building Officials Conference.
(14) 
Public Act Advisory Board.
(15) 
SETCO, Youth Committee.
(16) 
Shelter Committee.
(17) 
South Central Pennsylvania Housing Development Foundation.
(18) 
Susquehanna Conference (an Association for Regional Planning and Cooperation).
(19) 
Susquehanna Valley Geographic Information Systems Association.
(20) 
Tri-County Housing Development Corporation Advisory Board.
(21) 
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.
C. 
The City has created the following authorities pursuant to the cited statutes:
(1) 
Broad Street Market Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[3] (Ordinance 35-1978; Ordinance 22-1981, as amended).
[3]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
(2) 
Capital Area Regional Solid Waste Authority. Municipality Authorities Act (Ordinance 30-1986).
(3) 
Capital Area Transit Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[4] (Ordinance 6-1973).
[4]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
(4) 
The Harrisburg Authority.[5] Originally created by Ordinance 66-1957 as the Harrisburg Sewerage Authority under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[6] (Ordinance 2-1990).
[5]
Editor's Note: The name of this authority was changed to “Capital Region Water Authority” 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 3-2014.
[6]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
(5) 
Harrisburg Housing Authority. Housing Authorities Law, Act of May 28, 1937, P.L. 955, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1541 et seq. (Resolution 110-1937).
(6) 
Harrisburg Parking Authority. The Parking Authorities Act, Act of June 5, 1947, as amended, 53 P.S. § 344 et seq.[7] (Ordinance 13-1972).
[7]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5501 et seq.
(7) 
Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority. Urban Redevelopment Law, Act of May 24, 1945, P.L. 991, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1701 et seq. (Resolution 57-1949).
(8) 
Job Development Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[8] (Ordinance 30-1990).
[8]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
(9) 
Leasing Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[9] (Ordinance 7-1986).
[9]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.

§ 2-501.2 Registration of citizens or community groups.

Citizens and/or community groups who have an interest in the deliberations of a particular board, commission or authority shall register with such entity by notifying the secretary of such entity of said interest and providing to the secretary the name and address of the citizen and/or community group, the geographic area or subject matter of the interest and such further information as the secretary deems reasonable.

§ 2-501.3 Notification of matters pending.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the secretary of each board, commission and authority, or person designated by such board, commission and authority, to provide notice to any registered citizen and/or community group of those matters pending before such board, commission or authority in which such citizen and/or community group has expressed a written interest.
B. 
The duty of the secretary hereinabove specified shall extend to those citizens and/or community groups who are duly registered with a board, commission or authority.
(1) 
For purposes of this subsection, sufficient notice shall constitute the deposit of a copy of the agenda or other document adequately describing the topics of discussion of the board, commission or authority meeting by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to that duly registered interested citizen and/or community group at least one week prior to the scheduled date of the board, commission or authority meeting. Said notice required herein shall be in addition to that notice required by any other applicable state or local law.
(2) 
A board, commission or authority shall not deliberate upon or take any action with reference to matters which require notification under this subsection without first notifying registered, interested citizens and/or community groups of the meeting.