March 05, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Council Votes to Request Rehearing on Cameras

In closed session on March 4, 2010, the Springfield City Council voted to authorize a request for rehearing or modification of the red light camera decision handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court this week.

A request for rehearing is not an appeal. Instead, the request will ask the court to reconsider specific portions of the decision. The Council authorized hiring outside legal counsel to handle the filing of the rehearing, as well as the related class action lawsuit filed this week.

In addition, Council members requested that a fact sheet prepared by City staff be forwarded to the media, and that information is attached in the electronic version of this release. If any members of the media need the fact sheet faxed to them, they can contact the Pubic Information Department at the number below.

Additional Resources:

For more information, contact: Mike Brothers, Public Information, (417) 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