February 09, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Citizen Feedback Sought on New Capital Improvements Projects

The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens on the proposed list of new projects to be included in the quarter-cent sales tax for capital improvements 2010-2013 program.

The City Council will consider the list of projects for the next quarter-cent program in preparation for a referendum in June 2010 to continue the program first approved by Springfield voters in 1989. One category of the program provides funding for new high-priority transportation improvements. The Council is interested in community input as it narrows the list of new projects to match anticipated funding over the next three years.

Citizens can offer input either through an online survey or by attending one of two public meetings scheduled for next week.

The survey offers short descriptions of the  full list of projects and asks for comment on any or all of them. The online survey is available at: cipsurvey.questionpro.com

The survey will be posted through Friday, Feb. 19.

The City also will host two drop-in style open-house meetings where citizens can learn more about the proposed projects and offer comments or provide written comments.

The feedback from the online survey and open houses will be forwarded to the City Council for a follow-up meeting on the quarter-cent program on Feb. 23, 2010.

Any citizens without computer or Internet access who cannot attend one of the open-house meetings can call 864-1010 to obtain the survey information.

A copy of today’s Powerpoint presentation and other resources about the quarter-cent program also are available at: www.springfieldmo.gov/budget/cip.html under the “Recent Reports and Highlights” section.

For more information, contact: Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010.

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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