Legislative Priorities

The City of Springfield has identified major priorities on matters anticipated to come before state and federal lawmakers. These priorities have been approved by the Springfield, Missouri City Council. 

The following priorities are established for the 2016 legislative session: 

  • Maintaining local control and avoiding unfunded mandates
  • Protecting the natural environment
  • Promoting economic development and fighting poverty
  • Improving public health
  • Maintaining public safety
  • Improving the Criminal Justice System.

Broad Positions



In general, the City of Springfield opposes any bill that would result in a new net cost to the City of Springfield and/or its citizens.
In general, the City of Springfield opposes any bill that would reduce or remove local authority.