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October 21, 2014, 8:28 am
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Springfield Voters Could Vote on Residency Rule For New Hires

The issue of residency could soon be put to the voters if an ordinance being proposed on first reading makes it through the city council.


Aldermen Joe McMenamin
Ward 7 Aldermen Joe McMenamin. Image taken from

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says that his ordinance would let voters decide on the policy for new hires within city government to live within city limits.


The advisory question has was one of the cornerstones to McMenamin's campaign.


Recent attempts by McMenamin to pass the ordinance resulted in the ordinance remaining in committee.


McMenamin has also worked to make the possibility of a residency requirement part of future contract negotiations with the city's unions.


Aldermen will decide the ordinances fate next Tuesday during the Committee of the Whole.


If the ordinance passes, voters would vote on the resolution in the General Election, November 6th.

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