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Section 2-611 Residence of Officials and Employees.

All elected officials receiving salary or wages from the City shall qualify as elsewhere in this Charter provided, and shall be residents of the City at the time of their election and continuously thereafter while they hold office. The Council may require by ordinance that appointed officers and employees who begin City employment after the effective date of the ordinance be or become City residents. Violation of a residence requirement enacted pursuant to this Section shall be cause for demotion, suspension, or termination of an officer or employee, if so provided by Council. The Council may provide by ordinance that applicants for appointment or promotion in the classified service of the City be given preference for appointment or promotion if they are residents of the City at the time of application. [New sec. Nov. 2, 1954; am. May 20, 1960; am. Nov. 2, 1982; am. March 29, 1983; am. May 17, 1988.]