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Quarter Sessions

The powers, functions, and duties of the Clerk of Quarter Sessions are prescribed by the state statutes of Pennsylvania and the local ordinances of the Philadelphia City Council. Under current laws, Quarter Sessions serves the Criminal Courts of Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, as well as the Juvenile Division of Family Court.

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Re-entry for Ex Offenders

Partnering with the private and non-profit sectors to make the process of hiring individuals who are ex-offenders as easy as possible.

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Sheriff

Responsible for the safety of everyone involved with the court system of the First Judicial District and for managing Sheriff Sales of properties that have been taken because of mortgage foreclosure or various tax liens.

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Tax Reform Commission

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.

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PhillyRising Collaborative

Targeting neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life problems that require a coordinated, multi-agency and community response.

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Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service

Coordinating the implementation of SERVE Philadelphia, the City's blueprint for promoting service as a strategy to impact challenges and strengthen communities.

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Town Watch

Promoting safety in the neighborhood by engaging institutions, community- based organizations, and local leaders to dialogue toward developing an agenda for action. These actions and plans involve pre and post intervention services while developing viable partnerships.

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Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Seeking to serve as an anti-poverty pipeline for low-income communities. We are committed to serving as a capacity builder for anti-poverty organizations and as the central coordinator of poverty-related services in Philadelphia.

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Parks & Recreation

Promoting the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.

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Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services consists of several programs dedicated to improving the appearance of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through the eradication of blight.

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee

Facilitaing a workable approach to combating neighborhood crime with organized block cleanings. We have grown to be one of the largest volunteer organizations of its kind in the country.

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CityMaps

Providing access to mapped information that allows for address verification, answering questions about city services and basic property information.

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Anti-Graffiti Network

Dedicated to the eradication of graffiti vandalism through coordinated efforts of city agencies, business organizations and community groups.

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Mural Arts

Uniting artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.

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City Planning Commission

Responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.

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Redevelopment Authority

Planning and developing balanced mixed-use communities to create thriving, well-served neighborhoods. We provide the foundations that enable private investors to revitalize neighborhoods.

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Housing Authority

Organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of to Pennsylvania develop, acquire, lease and operate low income housing programs for limited income people. Funds to operate and improve residences come from subsidies from US department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Office of Property Assessments

The Office of Property Assessment is the City agency whose staff is charged with establishing real property values which serve as the basis for real estate taxes levied by the City of Philadelphia

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Public Property

Managing the physical infrastructure that supports City government operations. We are responsible for the acquisition, disposition, lease, design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of City properties and the management of the City's municipal radio and switchboard system.

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Recycling

Helping Philadelphians earn personal rewards just for recycling regularly and right. With the new Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program, powered by RecycleBank, the more you and your neighbors recycle the more rewards points you earn.

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Streets

Responsible for the City’s vast network of streets and roadways. Included among our many duties are the ongoing collection and disposal of residential trash and recyclables, as well as the construction, cleanliness and maintenance of our entire street system.

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Zoning Archive On-line

Providing electronig access to zoning documents.

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Licenses & Inspections

Responsible for regulating the conduct of businesses and persons by issuing licenses, by conducting inspections, and by enforcing applicable codes and regulations.

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Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Focusing on supporting the City's thriving cultural and creative sector, and sharing stories of the people and products that drive its growth.

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Managing Director's Office

Providing oversight, support and assistance to City operating departments.

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