Residency issue has been recurring for 16 years at City Hall

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 15, 2019 4:00 AM CT

At their first session since the Oct. 3 city election day, city council members take up a familiar issue -- residency requirements. A new proposal would allow police and fire brass to hire outside Shelby County if voters approve it in a November 2020 referendum. It would be the third residency referendum in 16 years.


Berlin Boyd Martavius Jones Memphis City Council residency rule

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