What the mayoral candidates say about city residency rules
February 12, 2011 1:14AM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Should city employees be allowed to move to the suburbs? The candidates for mayor weigh in:
Rahm Emanuel: He’s “open” to having that conversation.
Miguel del Valle: No — that would destroy the city’s neighborhoods, he said.
Carol Moseley Braun: No — that would cause “a mass exodus of city employees,” she said.
Gery Chico: “We’re absolutely mature enough to put this issue on the table and at least discuss it. If I thought it was threatening the middle class, I wouldn’t have put it on the table.”
Patricia Van-Pelt Watkins: Would like more time to research the issue.
William “Dock” Walls III: Supports keeping the residency requirement.