Local Government

News covering policy and issues related to city and county governments in the Ozarks.

City of Springfield

Plans are to relocate the portion of Central Street that goes through the OTC campus.

Andrew Flippin, a professional engineer with the City of Springfield, said OTC has been acquiring property north of campus over the last decade for future expansion.  He said that plays into the plans for re-routing Central.

Fulnecky for Springfield

Springfield City Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky plans to run for Springfield mayor  in 2017.  In what she calls "A Contract with Springfield," Fulnecky outlines things she would focus on.  The contract reads:

1.) Support police officers and the police department.  This will in turn, decrease crime and help retain trained and experienced police personnel.

2.) Support firefighters and the fire department, and focus on public safety.

City of Springfield

One day after submitting his letter of resignation from Springfield City Council, Justin Burnett decided to stay.  KSMU Michele Skalicky has more.

The Zone 2 councilman rescinded his resignation Friday after reconsidering based on reactions from constituents.  City attorney, Dan Wichmer, said the resignation could be rescinded prior to the effective date, which in this case would have been 11:59 Friday night.

Justin Burnett

Less than a day after announcing he will step down from Springfield City Council, Justin Burnett has rescinded his resignation.

KSMU archives

Springfield’s Park Central Square is one of four locations to be named Great Places in Missouri in 2015.

The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will recognize the downtown attraction at a ceremony Wednesday morning at the state capitol in Jefferson City.  

Park Central Square joins the Katy Trail, and St. Louis’ Citygarden and South Grand Boulevard as this year’s honorees.