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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little Rock City Board encourages suburban flight

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:36 AM

WHERE THE MONEY GOES: CHART ILLUSTRATES THAT, GENERALLY, THE HIGHER THE PAY AND THE GREATER THE RESPONSIBILITY, THE MORE LIKELY A LITTLE ROCK EMPLOYEE IS TO LIVE IN ANOTHER CITY.
  • WHERE THE MONEY GOES: Chart illustrates that, generally, the higher the pay and the greater the responsibility, the more likely a Little Rock employee is to live in another city.

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  • WHERE THE MONEY GOES: Chart illustrates that, generally, the higher the pay and the greater the responsibility, the more likely a Little Rock employee is to live in another city.

No surprise here. The Little Rock City Board voted conclusively last night not to place any sort of residency requirement on even future city employees. Directors Ken Richardson and Erma Hendrix, the voices of the forgotten, were the only directors to exhibit any resistance to business as usual.

The city of Little Rock will continue to provide decently paid and benefitted workers to be residents of other cities, particularly police and firefighters who don't want to live in the city they are paid to protect (and some of whom treat residents in a manner that reflects their feelings). The city taxpayer-supported Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, which, with the help of the Little Rock-based Markham Group, engineered the secretive campaign to put an additional city sales tax on city residents, lobbied against a residency requirement.

Thank you, sir, may I have another?

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