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Neighborhoods, Mayor's Office of;
Mayor's Commission on Neighborhoods

[Record group 60-119-1]
Agency Function
The purpose of the office is to advise and recommend to the Mayor strategies for improving the quality of life for citizens on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis; strengthening the existing City resources, in the delivery of service, making use of citizen volunteers, neighborhood organizations, and community groups to stimulate community and economic development; providing a clearinghouse for neighborhood activity throughout the City; and coordinate, monitor and evaluate the activities of all neighborhood programs administered throughout the City.

Agency History
The Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods was created by Executive Order 4-84, dated 9 February 1984. By Executive Order 3-85, Mayor Goode established the Mayor's Commission on Neighborhoods with the avowed purposes to provide a focus for issues of concern to the City's neighborhoods; advising the administration on issues and policies affecting the City's neighborhoods; and studying the services which the City provides to the neighborhoods. The Commission is composed of no more than 50 persons including representatives from the City Planning Commission, the Departments of Licenses and Inspections, Health, Recreation, Police, and Commerce, the Mayor's Offices of Community Services, Action Center and Office of Housing, the Private Industry Council, the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging, and the Energy Coordinating Agency, along with representatives from communities, neighborhoods and civic groups, and any other agency invited to participate.

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