S TATE and federal elected officials eyeing a run for city offices could soon be required to resign before becoming a candidate.
City Councilman Jim Kenney on Thursday introduced an amendment to the city's Home Rule Charter that would apply to such candidates as a congressman running for mayor.
Should the proposal pass, the decision to change the charter would be left up to voters in November.
Kenney said that the change would "level the playing field." Currently, those who hold city offices must resign before seeking any public office. Six years ago, Kenney pushed a charter change that would allow city officials to remain in office while running for another office, but voters shot down that effort.