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City of Toledo Issues Statement Regarding Residency Ruling
“The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that the state is legally permitted to prohibit municipal employee residency requirements that were enacted under home rule authority. The case, Lima v. State, involved appeals by the State of Ohio of lower court rulings in favor of the cities of Lima and Akron that upheld local residency requirements. Similarly, the Lucas County Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of the City of Toledo on this issue. Today the Supreme Court reversed the lower courts and found in favor the State.
While the City of Toledo was not a party to the case decided today, the ruling will affect the City. To date, the City has dutifully enforced the will of its citizen as reflected in the City Charter. In light of today’s ruling, the City will no longer enforce its Charter mandated residency requirement. We are disappointed with today’s ruling and believe it will adversely affect all Ohio cities’ rights of self-government. Nevertheless, the Court has spoken and the City will abide by its ruling.”