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Dec 3, 2012 8:32 AM by AP

St. Bernard to consider residency requirement

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Voters in St. Bernard Parish will consider a proposal on the Dec. 8 ballot that would require parish employees to live in the parish.

Councilman Richie Lewis, who introduced the proposed charter amendment, says it is a matter of making sure parish employees have a personal stake in the community.

Neither New Orleans nor Jefferson, Plaquemines or St. Tammany Parish governments have across-the-board residency requirements for parish employees.

The city of Kenner requires department heads to live in the city; a 2007 Kenner referendum to eliminate that requirement was defeated.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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