SECTION 1. The first and second sentences of subsection (f) of section 3-7 of the Lynn city charter, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided by section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- all persons elected to a city office by the city council under this section shall at the time of their election and at all times during their tenure in such office, be a resident and a voter of the city. Establishment of a principal place of residence outside of the limits of the city of Lynn shall be deemed to be an automatic resignation of the office to which said person was elected.
SECTION 2. The third sentence of subsection (c) of section 6-10 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- he need not be a resident of the City of Lynn when appointed but he shall, within six months following such appointment, establish such residence or the position shall be deemed to be vacant.
SECTION 3. The second sentence of subsection (d) section 6-l0 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- the commissioner and associate commissioners need not be residents of the city of Lynn when appointed, but within six months following such appointment shall establish such residence, or the position shall be deemed to be vacant.
SECTION 4. Section 8-11 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 8-11 City Residency Preference
Except where exempted by State law or an applicable collective bargaining agreement, persons who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous 12-month period prior to being appointed to any City office, position, board or commission, shall be preferred for appointments in any event where the qualifications and experience of the resident applicant and non-resident applicant are substantially similar.
SECTION 5. Subsection (f) of section 9-6 of said charter is hereby repealed.-
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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