FOX19 Investigates follow-up: Council committee meets on residency requirements
Tony Parrott (Provided by the city of Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
In a Fox19 Investigates follow up, a Cincinnati City Council committee is expected to talk about residency issues for city employees Tuesday.
A change in policy could be coming. It all started with an address and where the head of Cincinnati's Metropolitan Sewer District claimed he lived.
Tony Parrott is supposed to live inside the city limits, according to state law. But he lives in Butler County. He was given 180 days to move and docked a week's vacation time for dishonesty, but he told the city he will not move.
Now City Manager Harry Black is recommending the law be changed so Parrott doesn't have to move.
An agenda for Tuesday's Rules and Audit Committee shows the council is considering removing residency restrictions for the director of sewers. Since Parrott works for the city and Hamilton County as well as parts of three surrounding counties, the position should not be designated as a city officer.
Councilmen Wendell Young told Fox19 NOW he feels the city's highest paid employees should live in the city limits.
Vice-mayor David Mann is proposing to remove residency requirements for everyone except the mayor, city manager and a few others.
If the council amendment fails, Parrott could be removed as MSD's director.