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2015 City News Releases

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staff, including City Clerk Brenda Cirtin, Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith and City Manager Greg Burris for their tireless work to serve citizens. “I’m here to tell you they’re the best. They keep us in check. They keep us out of trouble…we’re all moving in the right direction.” Seifried went on to say his favorite projects he has been involved with over the past few years include Moon City Creative District; developments on Commercial Street, The Heers building other projects to build a strong center-city district. Mayor Bob Stephens spoke on behalf of City Council, thanking Jeff for his service. Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky followed up, describing Jeff as “an independent, intelligent and thoughtful member of this Council. That is the exactly the kind of person we need to serve on City Council – someone who is willing to stick his neck out and research and come up with creative solutions.” His resignation is effective Friday. The Mayor has asked City Manager Burris to provide an outline and potential timeline for the process for filling the vacancy. Historically, when a Councilperson resigns, City Council will set a timeframe for the accepting of qualified applications. Once that deadline has passed, those applications are forwarded to Council and decisions are made as to the interview process. City Charter section 2.5 states that vacancies will be filled with a majority City Council vote and the appointee will serve in the position until the next regular city election. The last time a Councilperson resigned mid-term was in 2012 when Thomas Bieker resigned his General Council seat due to a move outside the City limits. At that time, Council interviewed several applicants and ultimately selected Mike Carroll. City Council will also vote to select a new Mayor Pro Tem. For more information, please contact Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov..

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Jan. 26 City Council meeting summary

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Feb. 9 City Council meeting summary

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Feb. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

Posted on: March 3, 2015

March 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 9, 2015

March 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 23, 2015

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

Posted on: April 7, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

Posted on: April 20, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

Posted on: April 20, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 27, 2015

June 22 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: June 22, 2015

July 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 13, 2015

July 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Aug. 10 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 10, 2015

City responds to Sheriff's Counterclaim

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Aug. 24 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Sept. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Sept. 28 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Oct. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Oct. 26 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Five City Councilmembers issue statement

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Nov. 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 9, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: November 18, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Nov. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Awards & Achievers

Posted on: November 25, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Dec. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Video looks back at 2015

Posted on: December 31, 2015