Some government entities impose residency requirements on their government employees, requiring them to reside within the boundaries of the jurisdiction. Other government entities do not, and these residency requirements have become a contentious issue. This webinar will examine residency requirements from several angles. Those who support residency requirements argue that residency requirements make city employees more invested in their jobs, improves the quality of public service, reduces response time for recalls during emergency situations, and helps the city economically. Those who oppose residency requirements argue that residency requirements do none of these things. This webinar will examine the social science and economic research related to the impacts of residency requirements. It will also examine the reasoning employed by individual state appellate courts that have chosen to declare these residency requirements unconstitutional. This webinar will not take a side on this contentious issue, only providing information to help municipal leaders make informed decisions.