Mayor Thomas Menino insists the recent loosening of the city residency rule
requiring municipal employees to live in Boston will not lead to an exodus of
middle-class city workers. He says city living is an attractive choice that most
municipal workers will make, even if they don't have to.
Instead of either holding fast to the residency policy or declaring it unimportant, the administration has decided to split the difference, settling contracts that require municipal workers to live in the city for 10 years, after which they are free to take up residence where they please. The odd compromise gives the impression that you have to "serve time" in Boston, after which you're sprung and can move where you wanted to go in the first place.
Residency rule: jail or parole? - The Boston Globe
Posted by Harry Mattison on 4/08/2007 01:14:00 PM