CITY HALL (CBS) — Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke wants to revive a charter change that would create a new Commission to coordinate public, private and non-profit investments in the city.
The Community Reinvestment Commission would recommend strategies for leveraging investments from a number of sources to create jobs and economic opportunity, according to legislation introduced at last week’s council session.READ MORE: Large Flames Shoot Through Roof Of Princeton University's Theological Seminary Library
Council President Clarke said it’s something that’s been missing.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Believed To Have Been Killed In Crash, Authorities Say
“Everybody is participating on some level or another– the government, obviously, private sector, the foundations, the lending institutions, as required by law, but there’s no (coordinated) effort.”MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE: Casey Johnston's Parents Speaks Out After Missing Daughter's Body Found
If the bill passes, and Mayor Kenney signs it, voters would be asked to approve it in a referendum. A similar bill passed in 2000, but never went on the ballot.