June 02, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Pension Task Force Resources Available on Web

One month into the work of the Police-Fire Pension Fund Citizens’ Task Force, the City would like to remind interested citizens that video of the meetings and documents given to the Task Force for study are available on the City’s Web site. A link to a dedicated Pension Task Force page with these resources is on the City’s homepage at www.springfieldmo.gov.

Download a copy of the agenda for the Wednesday, June 3, meeting.

The meetings can be seen in their entirety, and the documents are available as PDF downloads. Beginning with the video of the Wednesday, May 27, the meetings are bookmarked by topic for easier viewing. In addition, summaries of each meeting are posted shortly after the meetings conclude on the CityConnect blog, which also is linked on the City’s homepage. Interested citizens also can subscribe to receive news and updates about the Task Force’s work via e-mail.

As the Pension Task Force continues its work, it will begin seeking citizen input. The group is planning to hold town hall meetings in July in order to hear what Springfield residents have to say about the its possible recommendations. As the Task Force moves from the exploration phase to the recommendation phase of its work, citizens are encouraged to use these online resources as a way to be engaged the process and stay informed in advance of the town hall meetings.

For more information, contact: Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010; or Mike Brothers, Public Information, 864-1119.

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov