August 23, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Public Hearing on Initiative Petition Open Until 5 p.m. Friday

Following a first reading and public hearing last night on an initiative petition that would require Springfield employers to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring employees, City Council has decided to keep the public hearing open until 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26.

Citizens who wish to express their opinions on the issue can e-mail Council at, or write a letter to the City Clerk's Office, 840 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Citizens may also call the Clerk's Office at 864-1651; however, written correspondence is preferred.

The initiative petition can be read in full by viewing the Council bill online at:

For more information, contact: Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter, (417) 864-1651 or Mike Brothers, Co-Interim Director of Public Information, (417) 864-1119.

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Office of the City Clerk

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
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