Springfield City Council

Covering policy decisions, issues from Springfield City Council.

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Springfield City Council has tabled the resolution allowing the motto “In God We Trust” to be displayed in Council Chambers at City Hall or in a prominent location above the city seal.  Council member Justin Burnett sponsored the resolution. He was against the motion to table it.

"I think it would be disrespectable to the audience that we have that's come out to speak to us to table it at this point.  We have a lot of people that have come out just to speak to this agenda item--those for and those against, and I would like to hear the comments from them," he said.

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The City of Springfield will wrap up its Community Listen sessions this week which, when done, will cover nine northwest neighborhoods. The meetings are the city’s way of giving communities a voice in an effort to find solutions for many common concerns and problems.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended some of those sessions and has this report.

Mike Schilling's campaign

In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Leslie Carrier talks with Springfield City Council member, Mike Schilling. 

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Home improvement store, Menards, has the go ahead to build a store northwest of the Sunshine and W. Bypass intersection.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Springfield City Council voted 7-2 to allow rezoning of just over 39 acres of land at 3705 W. Sunshine from a County R-1 Suburban Residence District to a Highway Commercial District.


The debate on a rezoning case in southwest Springfield continues.  During last night’s Springfield City Council meeting, 13 people spoke for rezoning 39 acres of land at 3705 W. Sunshine from a county R-1 suburban residence district and general commercial district to a highway commercial district. Twelve people spoke against rezoning.  Menards wants to build a store on the site.  The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial and the staff recommends approval. Tyler Edwards spoke on behalf of Menards.