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Legislation Could Drop Residency Requirement for Auburn Code Enforcement Officers


It could soon be easier to become a code enforcement officer in Auburn.

Under state law, code enforcement officers must live in the city in which they work. Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John Lemondes and State Senator Rachel May would allow Auburn code enforcement officers to live anywhere in Cayuga County or surrounding counties.

“Code enforcement officers play a critical role in ensuring the safety and legality of day-to-day operations across Auburn,” said Lemondes. “As a locality, we should always strive to bring in the best of the best for our public service positions. We should not immediately disqualify quality workers simply because of their zip code. I’m proud to see this proposal successfully make its way through the state Assembly and I will continue to work in Albany to make sure our local governments have the tools and resources they need.”

It is hoped that removing the residency requirement will allow the city to hire more code enforcement officers.

The legislation passed both the Assembly and Senate.

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