HAUPPAUGE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking emergency approval to amend a 33-year-old residency requirement on top county jobs.

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Bellone would like to recruit outside of Suffolk to fill some skilled management positions, and he needs the amendment to do so.

Deputy County Executive John Schneider tells Newsday they want the flexibility to find the best people to fill some skilled positions.

Bellone is expected to get the approval, which would affect 53 top county positions, most of them in the executive’s office.

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