The Philadelphia Board of Ethics traces its roots back to 1962, when the Ethics Code was enacted by City Council in response to the recommendations of the 1962 Fordham Report.

 

The Board of Surveyors as directed by Ordinance of Council, administers the confirmed City Plan of the street system in Philadelphia. It is required by law to hold public hearings for parties interested in making changes relative to the City Plan including the placing of new streets, revising lines and grades of existing streets, striking streets, and establishing or revising public right-of-ways.

 

The Board of Pensions and Retirement
ensures that retirement benefits promised to the active and retired members of the City's Pension system are provided in a timely and professional manner.  It also manages the assets of the pension system in the most prudent and efficient manner possible.

 

The Free Library of Philadelphia
upholds the public's freedom of access to knowledge by providing access for all segments of Philadelphia's diverse population to a comprehensive collection of recorded knowledge, ideas, artistic expression and information in a variety of media, including current technology; and by providing programs to stimulate the awareness and use of these resources.

 

The Board of Revision of Taxes
sets the value of all Real Property within the City of Philadelphia. These Real Estate valuations are the basis for the property taxes that support Municipal and School District operations.

 

The School District of Philadelphia
Located in Southeast Pennsylvania is the seventh largest in the nation by enrollment, serving a racially and ethnically diverse student population of over 210,000 students.

 

The Tax Review Board
adjudicates taxpayer appeals from all City assessments or bills, with the exception of real estate tax assessments and tax principal.