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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Jan Millington named Deputy City Attorney

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Assistant City Attorney V Jan Millington has been promoted to the role of Deputy City Attorney, effective immediately.

Millington has worked for the City since 2007, focusing primarily on environmental issues with the departments of Pu...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Friday evening in honor of Tom Billionis

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The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.

All revenue from Friday’s sales at The Coffee Eth...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Survey provides insight into citizen perception and priorities

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The results of the 2019 Citizen Survey are in and citizens again affirmed that the three major categories of City services that residents thought were the most important for the City to emphasize over the next two years are (1) the ma...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

City seeking public input on Public Rights of Way ADA Transition Plan

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The City of Springfield is seeking public input on a plan to transition all sidewalks and curb ramps on public right-of-way up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The public has until Aug. 30 to review the plan ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mayor McClure publicly thanks Scott Miller for dedicated service

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to publicly thank Scott Miller for his years of dedicated service to City Utilities and the citizens of Springfield.

“The community has been very fortunate to have such a superb leader at the he...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Share input on design standards for Galloway/Lone Pine development with online survey

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Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should take the second Galloway/Lone Pine Community Design Survey, available at https://galloway2.questionpro.com/ and linked from spr...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to June 2018

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The City of Springfield’s June sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 11%, or $435,825, compared to June 2018. The check was $4,392,535, compared to the June 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,956,710. O...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

City asking public to participate in survey to assess community needs

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The City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Department is soliciting public input for its Community Development Needs Survey, which assesses the community in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, public servi...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Planning Department launches Comprehensive Planning Process

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The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development Department has officially kicked off its comprehensive planning process. The launch follows Mayor Ken McClure’s annual State of the City Address, where he outlined City Council’s prio...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure presents 2019 State of the City Address

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure noted the strong economy in Springfield, recognized public servants and announced plans for community-wide planning and land use at the annual State of the City Address held this morning during the Spring...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Judge Todd Thornhill receives statewide recognition

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At the 54th Annual Conference of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association held May 22-24, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Chief Judge Todd Thornhill of the 31st Judicial Circuit’s Springfield Municipal Division ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

HUD Annual Action Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2019-2020, available for public review and comment for 15 days from May 29 through 5 p.m., June 13, 2019.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

City to celebrate National Public Works Week with annual report, events, mayoral proclamation

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The City of Springfield will celebrate National Public Works Week May 19-25 by releasing its 2018 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of l...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Public Works to present initial design for Galloway Street Widening Project May 21

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Springfield’s Public Works department will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St., to present the initial design for the Galloway Street Widening Project.

The project, whic...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

May sales tax revenues down 11.6% compared to May 2018

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The City of Springfield’s May sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 11.6%, or $397,184, compared to May 2018. The check was $3,028,591, compared to the May 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,425,775. ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Springfield mourns loss of local hero Ralph Manley

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Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy” and indefatigabl...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Phyllis Ferguson named Mayor Pro Tem

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City Council unanimously selected Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson as the Mayor Pro Tempore at Monday night’s regular meeting. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor's absence, including leading meeting...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

City budget workshops begin

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City Manager Jason Gage began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 23 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2019-20 budget recommendations. The City’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 each year. The f...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Springfield’s Give 5 program receives statewide Innovation Award

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The Missouri Municipal League announced this week (Local Government Week) that Springfield’s Give 5 program has won a 2019 Innovation Award in the Extra-Large City category. These awards are given to municipalities to honor great proj...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Springfield-Greene Co. African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces new round of markers

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The Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces plans for additional trail markers commemorating four churches historically interconnected to form the core of the African-American religious community ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Mayor and City Council members to take oaths of office at noon today

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Councilmen Andrew Lear, Abe McGull, Richard Ollis, Mike Schilling and Matthew Simpson will begin new terms Thursday, April 18. All will take oaths of office at a special City Council meeting at noon in Historic...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City, Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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The week of April 14-20, 2019 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Pu...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

April sales tax revenues up 8.6%

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The City of Springfield’s April sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8.6 percent, or $309,247, compared to April 2018. The check was $3,905,148, compared to the April 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 17 surplus properties in city limits

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The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 17 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties were once the si...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Accounting firm completes audits of police operations, financial month-end closing process

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RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the financial month-end close procedures and the Springfield Police Department’s operations at the Feb. 13 Finance and Administration Committee mee...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure thanks citizens, offers congratulations to returning and new Council members

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and four City Councilmen will retain their seats following today’s election, and one new member will replace outgoing Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater.

Those maintaining their seats include: Andrew Lear, General Seat C; Richard Ol...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

City of Springfield to survey citizens

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The City of Springfield will begin conducting a citizen satisfaction survey next week.

Surveys will be mailed next week to 6,000 randomly selected households in the city limits of Springfield and should hit mailboxes next week. Within ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

March sales tax revenues up 2.5%

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The City of Springfield’s March sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 2.47 percent, or $104,927, compared to March 2018. The check was $4,358,613, compared to the March 2018 revenue check in the amount of $...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield announced the lineup for the Aug. 9-10, 2019 festival at a press conference held at the Discovery Cent...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council opens discussion on allocation of carryover funds

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At its March 5 Council Lunch Workshop, City Council opened discussions on how to allocate $2.8 million of a total of $4.8 million in carryover funds from the Fiscal Year (FY)2017 and FY2018 budgets, as well as heard from Finance Direc...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council considers ordinance amendments to pave way for legalized medical marijuana

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City Council considered proposed changes of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, initiating discussion for regulated use of medical marijuana at a Council lunch workshop Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 to the Miss...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

City begins preparations for legalized medical marijuana

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith, will present proposed updates to the city’s zoning/land use regulations related to medical marijuana at a City Council workshop, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5. Misso...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Route 66 festival organizers to announce 2019 lineup at Thursday press conference

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Please join us at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announc...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

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The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City’s 20...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Application deadline for type 2 short-term rental properties is Wednesday

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Wednesday.

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Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under the Short-...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal to come forward April 2

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Citizens are starting to notice a familiar sign that the City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax is up for renewal. Signs reading “Completed as Promised,” “Coming Soon” and “Propos...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

City offers new down-payment assistance loan program

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The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department is encouraging first-time home buyers to purchase homes in certain portions of Zone 1 and Zone 2 with a new down-payment assistance loan program, which provides i...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Applications, forms for short-term rentals now available online

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Feb. 27

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Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under the Short-Ter...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

February sales tax revenue continues upward trend

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The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8 percent, or about $271,000, compared to budget with the February sales tax check. The check was $3,571,433 compared to the budgeted amount o...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

CU to begin electrical work along Fremont Avenue Feb. 12 to prep for roadway improvement project

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City Utilities will begin relocating electric lines located along Fremont Avenue next week in preparation for the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, anticipated in 2020.

Motorists can expect various lane closu...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

2019 Capital Improvement Program Plan to go before P&Z, City Council in February

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If approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in February, the City of Springfield will start work on 126 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2019 fiscal year. Twenty-eight projects and programs...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Council approves regulations on short-term rentals

Rental “type 2s” have until Feb. 27, 2019 as grace period

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City Council approved regulations and definitions for short-term rental properties in the city of Springfield at their regular meeting Jan. 28, 2019.

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Level Property Tax to fund 4 fire station projects

City seeking architect for two new stations and two replacements

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Two of Springfield’s most underserved areas are getting brand-new fire stations while two of its oldest stations will be demolished and rebuilt, thanks to the r...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

City pedestrian safety program partners with Springfield Public Schools on new education initiatives

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The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to offer a variety of education opportunities in the new year.

Launched in 2017, the SGF Yields program is an effort to combat a growing trend in pedestrian-invol...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

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The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City’s 20...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Council receives FY 2018 independent audit report

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The Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no materia...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Council to honor former Councilman Denny Whayne Friday

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Mayor Ken McClure will host a reception and unveiling of the new signage at 4 p.m, Friday, Dec. 21 in the new Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room in the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor. City Council unanimously passed a resolut...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

City sales tax revenue down nearly 4% in December

Revenues remain above budget YTD and on 12-month average

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After a rebound in November, the City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 3.79 percent compared to budget with the December sales...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Rhonda Lewsader named Springfield City Attorney

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City Manager Jason Gage has named Rhonda Lewsader as City Attorney. Most recently the City’s Deputy City Attorney, Lewsader has been with the City of Springfield for 19 years, minus a short tenure as Republic’s City Attorney...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Manager Jason Gage selects two deputy city managers

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City Manager Jason Gage has named two deputy city managers: current assistant city manager Collin Quigley, and a newcomer to Springfield, Maurice Scott Jones. Quigley will be promoted and transition into the new ro...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council honors former Councilman Denny Whayne

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City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring former Councilman Denny Whayne for his service on Council and his decades-long commitment to justice and equal rights. The Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-floor conference room i...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council outlines 2019 legislative priorities

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Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 legislative priorities, which will guide the City’s elected officials and staff in their work with state and federal legislators in the coming year...

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