Springfield Police Officers’ Association

Bob Stephens
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Two complaints alleging former Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens improperly used public funds and violated conflict of interest laws have been dismissed.

The Missouri Ethics Commission published separate notices on its website Monday saying it found “no reasonable grounds exist” to support the violations in question.

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Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), a day after the union ratified the contract.

City Hall
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A mutually agreeable collective bargaining agreement is in sight between the city of Springfield and the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22. 

The city council received and accepted an arbitrator’s recommendations on the issue of wages during a Friday meeting, according to a news release. Wages was the one issue that was unresolved and led to an impasse between both entities in September. A hearing was then held before the arbitrator in January.

In general, the recommendations include the following: