are elected every four years by the citizens of the City and County
of Philadelphia and are responsible for voter registration and conducting
Civil Service Commission
advises the Mayor and the Personnel Director on problems concerning
personnel administration in City service, and upholds the City's
merit-based civil service system, a role which is vital to the public
Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission
addresses unfair rental practices.
Commission on Parks & Recreation
oversees Philadelphia's 8,900-acre citywide park system.
Philadelphia Gas Commission
is the regulatory agency for Philadelphia
Gas Works (PGW)
is responsible for designating historicically significant buildings,
structures, sites, objects and districts in Philadelphia. The Commission
regulates the appearance of these cultural resources, and offers
technical assistance and guidance to the public.
Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR)
enforces civil rights laws and deals with all matters of intergroup
conflict within the city.
City Planning Commission
is responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of
the City of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission (TRC)
exists to recommend methods to reduce the taxes of Philadelphia
residents, workers and businesses in an equitable manner in order
to enhance Philadelphia's ability to compete with other jurisdictions
in attracting and retaining new residents, businesses and jobs.
Sinking Fund Commission
keeps an accounting of those funds held by the City Treasurer which
by ordinance are designated as belonging to the sinking fund, and
causes those funds to be invested in the purchase of the City's
Mayor's Commission on Literacy
The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy works to equip all adults in Philadelphia with the education and work-ready skills they need to qualify for family-sustaining employment and post-secondary training.
Mayor's Commission on Technology
is charged with advising the Mayor and City Council on policies
and actions related to the use and impact of telecommunications
technologies in the City of Philadelphia and the region.
is responsible for improving community relationships between the
police department and its citizens.