Should city employees have to live in or within one mile of Independence?

Created by Inquiring mind on Mar 23, 2013

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otr driver

Hutchinson, KS

#1 Mar 23, 2013
I heard a city employee say that if you didn't live in the city limits, you could not work for the city...just sayin
goat

Independence, KS

#2 Mar 24, 2013
why? ignorant rule
connon

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Mar 24, 2013
youtube.com/watch... Unfortunate Mistake?
Vote

Wichita, KS

#4 Mar 24, 2013
Hey, have another puff, yea man!
Bath Salts

Wichita, KS

#5 Mar 24, 2013
That would mean sanitation workers, EMS, fire, police etc could not live anywhere but Indy. Think about it.
geography

Independence, KS

#6 Mar 24, 2013
Not to mention the assistant city manager's house in Cherryvale.
Bath Salts

Wichita, KS

#7 Mar 24, 2013
For real...think about it. Let's say we need a paramedic in Independence, yet no one is qualified that lives here and people who are qualified don't want to live here. This would make any qualified candidate ineligible unless they moved here. Of course they would if the city pays for them to move but then the person who posted this would be mad the city spent their tax dollars for it.
Wowza

Independence, KS

#8 Mar 24, 2013
Bath Salts wrote:
That would mean sanitation workers, EMS, fire, police etc could not live anywhere but Indy. Think about it.
Which would be a good thing if we needed them in the event of a big emergency or natural disaster (like a tornado). If there was debris over the roadways, would they even be able to get into town to help when they were needed the most?
goat

Independence, KS

#9 Mar 24, 2013
orrrrrrrrrr another way to look at it, in event of a tornado, chances are slim it would hit BOTH say cherryvale & indy, good chance that person would be able to get here because his house was not damaged ! i would say thay should live within 20 min of town, good enough for me.
Wowza

Independence, KS

#10 Mar 24, 2013
goat wrote:
orrrrrrrrrr another way to look at it, in event of a tornado, chances are slim it would hit BOTH say cherryvale & indy, good chance that person would be able to get here because his house was not damaged ! i would say thay should live within 20 min of town, good enough for me.
What happens if a tornado hits between towns and blocks the roads? I'm sure the people in Jopin never thought it would be hit by a tornado. It could happen anywhere.
blank

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Mar 24, 2013
Wowza wrote:
<quoted text>What happens if a tornado hits between towns and blocks the roads? I'm sure the people in Jopin never thought it would be hit by a tornado. It could happen anywhere.
What happens if a tornado the size of the one that hit Joplin hits Independence? The city of Independence would no longer exist. By your logic all emergency services people should live in the city. If that scenario happens we have no more emergency personnel! I would rather some live out of the city limits in all directions than to have all my eggs in one basket for the tornado to blow away!
Should apply to teachers

Wichita, KS

#12 Mar 24, 2013
The residency rule should apply to teachers as well.
geography

Independence, KS

#13 Mar 24, 2013
goat wrote:
orrrrrrrrrr another way to look at it, in event of a tornado, chances are slim it would hit BOTH say cherryvale & indy, good chance that person would be able to get here because his house was not damaged ! i would say thay should live within 20 min of town, good enough for me.
I think they should have to live inside the city limits of Independence and experience the same sh*t the local residents have to put up with day after day after day. Oh, and did I mentioned the lack of decent housing stock inside the city limits of Independence?
news flash

Coffeyville, KS

#14 Mar 25, 2013
Wouldn''t the fact that they don't live in Independence prove they are pretty smart already? Perhaps the best for the job might not be found within city limit signs. Do you want the best person for the job or are you only concerned with a "local"?
thinkin

United States

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Bath Salts wrote:
That would mean sanitation workers, EMS, fire, police etc could not live anywhere but Indy. Think about it.
the paramedics dont stay working for more than a couple of years anyway so what diference does it make?

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