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City budget approaches half-billion dollar mark

Springfield City Council will vote on an annual operating budget that is approaching half a billion dollars at its June 5 meeting.

The Growth and Development Advisory Council has been under Councilmember Craig Hosmer’s scrutiny since he learned about it a year ago. 

Divided council rejects member’s bid for moratorium.

Compensation for mayors and city council members vary widely from one municipality to another.

Craig Hosmer, a member of the governing body, maintains the deal was done before it ever came to council. 

The measure in Springfield would tax recreational weed at 3% to fund public safety, mental health, substance abuse and housing initiatives. 

A council member stresses savings by negotiating quickly on Hotel of Terror purchase.

TIF phase is given the nod a decade after it was first introduced.

Meeting delayed for last-minute campaign filings.

Three new and two returning council members were sworn in prior to the new business portion of the municipal governing body’s meeting.

Two days after this month’s election decided the mayor and three council seats, members of Springfield City Council took in a ballgame at Hammons Field.

Apartments and retail space are proposed for Midtown development.

 A rezoning hearing on The Heights development by BK&M in University Heights draws a packed house.

Resident input spurred changes to The Heights.

Overlooked code provision means rezoning fails and developer must restart.

Council member resumes critique of chamber influence.

A member of Springfield City Council wants a policy in place to end the practice of demolition by neglect.

Springfield City Council voted Feb. 21 to request that a developer voluntarily hold a new neighborhood meeting to hear concerns from residents on a proposed housing development.

Councilmember Monica Horton worries residents did not get to weigh in on a proposed apartment and single-family development. 

One City Council member balks at price of parking lots.

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