Chapter 2. CHARTER
Article II. City Council
§ 2-202. Qualifications for office.
A member of the City Council, hereinafter referred to as a "Council member," shall be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter of the city and a resident for at least one year preceding nomination; must retain such status during the term of office for which elected; should not have been convicted of any crime classified as a misdemeanor of the second class or higher; and must not otherwise be disqualified from office by the terms of this Charter or by laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.