Not sure I agree with your point here. NYC is the largest city in our country and also one of the richest areas in the country. Same with LA. So when you say that rich people have no reason to spend their money in cities I have to question the validity of that statement. Most rich people go to live and work in NYC, LA, etc BECAUSE of the community, not in spite of it just out of (legal) interest: On what grounds can such a rule -when you have a specific job you have to live in a specific area- be enforced.
Gonna get downvoted here. They repealed the residency requirement for police in my city (an independent city, i.e. not part of a county) because the policing was terrible and they couldn’t find enough qualified recruits. The moment the residency requirement was removed, there was a measurable drop in police-related misconduct and a surge in new recruits and a greater number of police presence, and lower crime rates (although crime is still pretty damn high.
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