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One quarter of Colorado Springs city employees live outside city

Colorado Springs city employees who live outside city

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After KRDO NewsChannel 13 discovered the majority of people who work for the city of Pueblo don't live in the city and there's no policy against it, many asked about the policy in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs also has no policy against city employees living outside of city limits.  The only employees who are required to live in city limits are the mayor and city council members.

Eighty five percent of Colorado Springs department managers live within city limits.  Of those who live outside of the city, 4.4 percent live in Monument, 2.2 percent in Manitou Springs, and just over 1 percent each live in Falcon, Penrose, Pueblo, Woodland Park, Aurora, Calhan, Cascade and Castle Rock.

When expanded to all Colorado Springs employees, about 75 percent live in Colorado Springs. Most others still live in the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Springs City Council President Keith King told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that he's never seen a problem with the policy.

"Because of the way we've run the city government and the way that employees are part of the Pikes Peak region, I think we've looked at it more as a regional area so I don't think we've viewed it as an issue," King said.

King named school choices as a possible driving factor for employees wanting to live in certain areas around the region.

In Pueblo, of the city's 609 employees, 329 live outside of the city limits. The city manager and city attorney are the only city employees required to live in the city.  To read more about the push to change residential requirements in Pueblo, click here.

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