It’s not on the books yet in Springfield, but city aldermen may have already instituted a residency requirement on some of the city’s boards and commissions.
The State Journal-Register reports the City Council last week rejected the reappointments of two people to unpaid positions on the city’s electrical commission.
Alderman Gail Simpson told the paper that people who live outside the city shouldn’t make decisions that affect city residents.
One of the rejected appointees is an electrician who lives in Mechanicsburg.
Glenn Baugh says he still works and owns property in Springfield, and questions the idea that he wouldn’t have the city’s best interests at heart.