City of Springfield

Under Review
3:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Plaintiffs Earn Victory in Walmart Rezoning Debate

Attorney Mike Textor says Life360 can now sell its property at Grand and Campbell/Credit: Scott Harvey
Scott Harvey KSMU

A citizens group opposed to a new Walmart in Springfield is vowing to continue its fight after a judge has ruled that a referendum petition to overturn the city’s zoning decision allowing for the market cannot be used. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.

Mike Textor is with the Law Offices of Polsinelli, who represent Life360 Church. He says Tuesday’s ruling allows his client to sell their property at Grand and Campbell to Walmart.

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Eye on Community
5:59 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mayor Stephens Calls for City-County Planning Task Force

Mayor Stephens (Right), addresses reporters Tuesday, alongside (From left) Greene County Associate Commissioner District 2

Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens has called for the formation of a new task force comprised of city and county leaders to identify fiscal and service delivery solutions. KSMU’s Scott Harvey attended Tuesday’s press conference and has this report.

Among the issues Stephens hopes the task force can tackle is how to properly fund public safety, noting that Springfield’s current allocation of the law enforcement sales tax does not fully fund the department, requiring additional subsidies form the city.

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Missouri Legislature
4:41 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Burlison: Let Public Decide Pseudoephedrine Prescription Issue

While Sudafed contains the active ingredient pseudoephedrine, Sudafed PE does not/Credit: Scott Harvey

Saying a prescription on medicines containing pseudoephedrine would play a significant burden on law-abiding Springfield citizens, Councilman Doug Burlison Thursday introduced a new amendment to the bill that would put the measure to a vote of the people. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports. 

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Eye on the Community
12:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Glass Half Full for Stephens During Springfield's State of the City

Mayor Bob Stephens during Thursday's State of the City Address/Credit: Christopher Akins - City of Springfield
Scott Harvey KSMU

In his second State of the City address since taking his oath as mayor in May 2012, Bob Stephens Thursday highlighted enhancements in Springfield’s infrastructure, environment, and the city’s fiscal discipline; while cautioning citizens of the challenges ahead. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

As part of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program, the Mayor applauded the recent renewal by voters of the one-fourth cent capital improvements sales tax, noting the project’s success over the last three years.

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Eye on the Community
2:46 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Petition Submitted Seeking Reversal of Springfield Walmart Decision

Walmart Neighborhood Market on S. Glenstone Ave/Credit: Scott Harvey

Two weeks after a Springfield citizens' taskforce vowed to repeal a recent city council decision to bring in a new Walmart, the group has submitted their referendum petition. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

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