July 28, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Second Town Hall Meeting July 30

The second of two Town Hall meetings to take public input for the Police-Fire Pension Fund Citizens’ Task Force begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive.

The Town Hall meeting will begin with an opening presentation by Task Force Chairman Jerry Fenstermaker, who will review the group’s progress to date. The Task Force will then take public comment and questions with priority given to citizens who did not speak at the first meeting last week.

The public input is intended to help the Task Force in developing its final recommendations, which the group expects to forward to the City Council in August.

Thursday’s meeting will air on CityView, the City’s government access channel, at 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3; and 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4. It is expected to be posted on the City’s Web site by the end of the day Friday, July 31, at: www.springfieldmo.gov/cityview.

Summaries of the Task Force’s Committee of the Whole meetings are available at: www.springfieldmo.gov/cityconnect. The documents and presentations from the meetings are posted at: www.springfieldmo.gov/pensiontaskforce.

Citizens who are unable to attend either of the meetings can send questions or comments via e-mail to: city@springfieldmo.gov .

The 16-member Task Force will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, at the 4th floor conference room in the Busch Municipal Building.

For more information, contact: Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, (417) 864-1009.

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