“I don’t think by opening it up we’re limiting the opportunity for the people who are in the department,” she said yesterday. “We’re just providing ourselves with a wider net.”
The issue has been referred to a City Council subcommittee and is still awaiting a hearing. If it is passed by the City Council, it would still need approval from the state Legislature.
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