Act of Jul. 18, 1941, P.L. 416, No. 164              Cl. 11
                                  AN ACT

     Setting up a procedure for the adoption of annual budget
        ordinances in cities of the second class A.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  In all cities of the second class A in this
     Commonwealth the city council of such cities shall adopt an
     annual budget only in accordance with the procedure set forth in
     this act.
        The city council of said city shall first agree upon a
     tentative or proposed annual budget and shall thereupon
     authorize the clerk of said council to advertise, in at least
     two newspapers of general circulation in such city, a notice of
     the fact that such proposed or tentative budget shall be enacted
     finally twenty days after such advertisement. Copies of such
     proposed budget shall be available for public inspection in the
     office of the city clerk of such city. The said city council
     shall then fix a date between ten to fifteen days after such
     advertisement for a public hearing on said proposed budget, at
     which hearing all interested taxpayers of such city may appear
     and state their positions and views relative to such budget. On
     the date fixed by the advertisement aforesaid the said city
     council shall proceed with the consideration of the proposed
     budget ordinance and its adoption in any final form it may
     desire in accordance with the law governing the passage of such
     an ordinance.