City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
City departments — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 415 (53 P.S. § 41415); 3rd Class § 1101 et seq. (53 P.S. § 36101 et seq.).
Mayor to control administrative branch — See ADM. 113.01 et seq.
[Ord. 59-1987 § 1, passed 9-23-1987]
The administrative branch of the City shall be composed of the departments and bureaus listed herein and shall be composed of the personnel authorized by Council by ordinance.
At the head of each department there shall be an administrative officer with the title of Director, and he shall have authority to direct and supervise his department, subject to supervision and control by the Mayor. Heads of departments may also serve as heads of bureaus or other subdivisions of departments. Two or more bureaus or subdivisions thereof may be headed by the same individual. At the head of each bureau or subdivision there shall be an administrative officer known as the Chief of the Bureau or Assistant Director, subject to the department director and Mayor. The work of each bureau may be distributed among such subordinate divisions or other units as may be established by department directors and approved by the Mayor.
[Ord. 59-1987 § 1, passed 9-23-1987]
The following administrative departments of the City government are established, and present bureaus, divisions, personnel, properties, functions and duties of the City government are assigned to them as follows in this article.
[Ord. 59-1987 § 1, passed 9-23-1987]
The Department of Public Safety shall be headed by a Director of Public Safety who shall be responsible to the Mayor for the administration of the laws and ordinances of the City relating to the protection of persons and property. In the absence of the Director or the vacancy of this position or if a Director of Police Operations is appointed as provided in Subsection (a) hereof, the Mayor shall exercise all such functions. It is intended by this paragraph that there shall not be both a Safety Director and a Director of Police Operations at the same time. The Director shall supervise the administration of the following Bureaus:
(a) 
Bureau of Police. The Bureau of Police shall be headed by a Director of Police Operations appointed by the Mayor, assisted by a Chief of Police appointed by the Mayor who shall command the personnel and activities of the Bureau of Police.
(b) 
Bureau of Fire. The Bureau of Fire shall be headed by a Fire Chief who shall command the personnel and activities of the Bureau of Fire as well as the offices of Electrician and Radio Division.
[Ord. 109-1989 § 1, passed 12-27-1989]
There shall be established a Department of Business Administration and Finance, headed by a Director of Business Administration and Finance, appointed by the Mayor, who shall serve in the capacity provided in Section 416 of the Optional Third Class City Charter Law. In addition, the Director shall supervise and direct the operations of the following Bureaus or Offices:
(a) 
Accounts and Finances;
(b) 
Central Purchasing;
(c) 
Computer Services;
(d) 
Human Relations;
(e) 
Job Partnership Training Act which office is hereby established to administer the provisions of the Federal Job Partnership Training Act; and
(f) 
Personnel, including Office of Contract Compliance and EEOC.
[Ord. 59-1987 § 1, passed 9-23-1987]
There is hereby established a Department of Public Works, Property and Parks which shall unify the functions of the former Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Public Property under one Director appointed by the Mayor. The Director along with a Deputy Director and no more than three Assistant Directors plus the City Engineer appointed by the Mayor shall be responsible for the administration of the City's public works, parks, playgrounds, public facilities and public buildings not specifically delegated to the jurisdiction of another department as assigned to the following Bureaus:
(a) 
Bureau of Engineering. The Bureau of Engineering shall be headed by the City Engineer who shall perform such services as are required by statute and City ordinance and shall further furnish engineering services to all departments of the City, prepare plans and specifications for construction work, supervise and inspect all construction and maintain City maps and engineering data and records. In addition, the Bureau of Engineering shall supervise and direct the Bureau of Traffic Engineering and its Paint and Sign Division.
(b) 
Bureau of Streets.
(1) 
The Bureau of Streets shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the upkeep and repair of streets, the paving of streets, the construction and grading of streets and the lighting of streets.
(2) 
The personnel, properties, functions and duties of the following former offices, divisions and bureaus are assigned and transferred to the Bureau of Streets:
A. 
Bureau of Street Repairs;
B. 
Bureau of Asphalt Plant;
C. 
Bureau of Highways;
D. 
Division of Street Cleaning;
E. 
Division of Construction and Grading; and
F. 
Bureau of Street Lighting.
(c) 
Bureau of Water.
(1) 
The Bureau of Water shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water supply and distribution system of the City, except for the accounting and collection of revenues and expenditures.
(2) 
There is assigned and transferred to the Bureau of Water in the Department of Public Works, Parks and Property all of the former functions of the Bureau of Water of the Department of Public Affairs.
(d) 
Bureau of Sewers.
(1) 
The Bureau of Sewers shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the sewer system of the City and the Sewage Treatment Plant and facilities of the City.
(2) 
All of the functions, duties, personnel, equipment, plant and properties of the following former bureaus are assigned and transferred to the Bureau of Sewers:
A. 
Bureau of Sewers; and
B. 
Bureau of Sewage Disposal.
(e) 
Bureau of Municipal Garage.
(1) 
The Bureau of Municipal Garage shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the service, storage and repair of mobile equipment of all departments, bureaus and other divisions of the City government.
(2) 
All the former property, equipment, personnel and officers of the former Bureau of Municipal Garage are assigned and transferred to the Bureau of Municipal Garage.
(f) 
Bureau of Parks and Recreation.
(1) 
The Bureau of Parks and Recreation shall be headed by a Bureau Chief and shall be responsible for the development, care and maintenance of all public playgrounds, golf courses, recreation areas and recreation programs of the City.
(2) 
The personnel, properties, functions and duties of the following former bureaus and commissions are transferred and assigned to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation:
[Ord. 4-1991 § 1, passed 1-9-1991]
A. 
Bureau of the Zoo;
B. 
Bureau of Parks; and
C. 
Golf Commission.
(g) 
Bureau of Public Buildings.
(1) 
The Bureau of Public Buildings shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of all public buildings and facilities of the City not specifically delegated to the jurisdiction of another department. It shall be the duty of the Chief of this Bureau to allocate space in such buildings to such departments of the City government as may require them and to care for and maintain all such public buildings and facilities.
(2) 
The personnel, properties, functions and duties of the following former bureaus are transferred and assigned to the Bureau of Public Buildings:
A. 
Bureau of Public Buildings; and
B. 
Bureau of Comfort Stations.
(h) 
Bureau of Refuse Disposal.
(1) 
The Bureau of Refuse Disposal shall be headed by a Bureau Chief who shall be responsible for the operation, care and maintenance of all facilities of the City for the reception, collection and disposal of garbage, trash and refuse.
(2) 
The personnel, properties, functions and duties of the following former bureaus are transferred and assigned to the Bureau of Refuse Disposal:
A. 
Bureau of Garbage Collection and Disposal; and
B. 
Bureau of Trash Disposal.
[Ord. 109-1989 § 1, passed 12-27-1989]
There shall be established a Department of Economic and Community Development, headed by a Director of Economic and Community Development appointed by the Mayor. This Department shall succeed to all the functions and duties of the former Office of Policy, Planning, Management and Mayor's Office of Community Affairs. This Department shall compromise the Offices of:
(a) 
Fiscal Administration;
(b) 
Planning;
(c) 
Zoning; and
(d) 
Regulation, Inspection and Licensing.
(1) 
The Bureau of Regulation, Inspection and Licensing shall be responsible for the administration of all licenses, inspection and regulatory ordinances and regulations of the City including building, housing, plumbing and business licenses. The duties and functions of the following former officers, employees, divisions or bureaus and the property and equipment of the same are transferred to the Bureau of Regulation, Inspection and Licensing; smoke control inspections and all licenses and permits.