Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule Unknown Chester City 1981 Home Rule yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1978–1981 Jan 7, 1981 Home Rule Charter - Listed Effective Date

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Chester, City of
Whole
Delaware County
Part
PA
Part
Chester, City of
Whole
Delaware County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Chester, 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 reference

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Delaware, County of Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven (7) members be elected to study the existing form of government of the City of Chester; to consider the advisability of the adoption of an optional form of government or a home rule charter; to recommend the adoption of an optional form of government; or to draft and recommend a home rule charter?" May 16, 1978
Chester, City of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the City of Chester] Nov 15, 1979 Jan 7, 1981
Delaware, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the Report, Dated November 15, 1979, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law be adopted by the City of Chester?" Apr 22, 1980

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. CHESTER CITY
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Action Taken Under Act 62, as of January 1, 1982 Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, Municipal Information Center 4
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Delaware County