Summit County judge Jane Bond upheld S.B. 82, which prohibits cities from requiring their employees to live within city limits. The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas also held the statute did not violate home rule provisions of the Ohio Constitution: See our prior post: Read the Cuyahoga Common Pleas Decision Regarding City Residency Requirements. The City of Akron appealed the Summit County decision to the Ninth District. See Akron Appeals Worker Residency Ruling, Akron Beacon Journal, Apr. 4, 2007.
The opinion is City of Akron v. State of Ohio (March 30, 2007), Summit County Common Pleas Case Nos. CV2006-05-2759, CV2006-05-2797. The appeals court case number is CA-23660. The documents filed in the common pleas case and the appeal can be viewed at the Summit County Clerk of Courts case search.