For Immediate Release
Council to Reconsider Wayfinding Resolution
Zone 1 City Councilman Denny Whayne today asked City Council to reconsider the bill Council approved at its Feb. 9 meeting to accept the bid for a wayfinding system.
Councilman Whayne said he supports the concept of the wayfinding system, but believes it is necessary to reconsider the resolution that was approved because of the timing with current economic conditions.
The wayfinding system was one of the projects included in the ¼-cent sales tax for capital improvements approved by voters in 2007. Planning for the wayfinding system began in 2004 as a means to increase the number of people who visit Springfield by providing a high-profile signage system to direct people from the highway system to retail districts.
The process for reconsidering Resolution 9660 will be the following:
- The bill will be posted as a possible addition to the agenda for the Feb. 23, 2009 City Council meeting.
- Council will consider a motion to reconsider the bill. There is no public hearing on the motion. If the motion is approved, the bill will be added to the agenda for Monday’s meeting.
- If the bill is added, Council could consider three options: The bill could be approved; the bill could be rejected; or the bill could be tabled and remanded to one of City Council’s committees.
For more information, contact: City Attorney Dan Wichmer, 864-1558.