The 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 interest.


The Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission
addresses unfair rental practices.


Commission on Parks & Recreation
oversees Philadelphia's 8,900-acre citywide park system.


The Philadelphia Gas Commission is the regulatory agency for Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)


The Historical Commission
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.


The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR)
enforces civil rights laws and deals with all matters of intergroup conflict within the city.


The City Planning Commission
is responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.


The 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.


The 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 funded debt.


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.


The 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.


The Police Advisory Commission
is responsible for improving community relationships between the police department and its citizens.