The Controller does not have the responsibility or authority to enforce the City residency statute.<quoted text>
Why hasn 't the controller called to attention these city employees that live outside the city? Was he aware that Pittman didn't live in the city as well? Shouldn't our watchdog make these issues public?
City Administrator Matt Gergely or his pay roll clerk has access to the confidential files for each employee that lists their official address and tax withhold information for federal, state, and local taxes purposes. Therefore, Mr. Gergely is responsible for notifying the mayor of any residency requirement violations.
The Controller does have access to this confidential information.
Mayor Cherepko has the duty, responsibility, authority to enforce the applicable local statue pertaining to residency requirements per the following section of the HRC.
§ 13.7-709. Powers, Duties and Authority of Mayor.
The Mayor shall have the following specific powers, duties and authority:
(4) He shall have the duty to enforce the ordinances and regulations of the City.