Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule Municipality Allentown City 1997 Home Rule yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1996–1997 Jan 6, 1997 Home Rule Charter - Listed Effective Date

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Allentown, City of City, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter)

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 201–219 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 241–242 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 305–306 indirect
View Act of July 27, 1973 (Pa. Laws 239, No. 65), § 1 [210] indirect
View Act of July 3, 1974 (Pa. Laws 421, No. 149), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of July 30, 1975 (Pa. Laws 146, No. 73), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of July 1, 1978 (Pa. Laws 699, No. 123), §§ 1–2 indirect
View Act of April 4, 1984 (Pa. Laws 186, No. 36), § 1 indirect
View Act of December 19, 1996 (Pa. Laws 1158, No. 177), §§ 1 [2911]–1 [2930] reference
View Act of December 19, 1996 (Pa. Laws 1158, No. 177), §§ 1 [2951]–1 [2952] reference
View Act of December 19, 1996 (Pa. Laws 1158, No. 177), §§ 1 [2965]–1 [2966] reference

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Lehigh, County of Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the City of Allentown] May 10, 1994
Allentown, City of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the City of Allentown] Feb 13, 1996 Jan 6, 1997
Lehigh, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated February 13, 1996, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the City of Allentown?" Apr 23, 1996
Allentown, City of Ordinance 13229

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. ALLENTOWN CITY
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Lehigh County