BOSTON (CBS) – A proposal to increase the residency requirement for Boston’s public safety employees is headed to the City Council for a vote, and it appears likely to pass.
During a Tuesday hearing, nobody spoke against the proposal that, if approved, would require public safety workers to live in Boston for at least three years before becoming a public safety worker. Currently, the requirement is only one year.
Boston Fire Lt. Rayshawn Johnson, who heads the Boston Society of Vulcans, said young kids from across the country currently apply using a temporary Boston address, which means city residents are not getting the preference that he thinks they deserve.
If approved, the new rule would not change the preference for veterans.