FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens in the form of a survey on a proposed list of improvement projects and potential programs to be considered for future funding through the City’s tax funds. Voters approved the ¼-cent Capital Improvement and 1/8-cent Transportation sales taxes in 2019 with a 20-year sunset. As promised, the City is bringing a proposed list of projects forward for public feedback.
The survey is available Aug. 23 – Sept. 6 online at springfieldmo.gov/infrastructuresurvey. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Citizen Resource Center, inside the Busch Municipal Building Lobby, and at all Springfield-Greene County Library branches.
The survey includes a project map and short descriptions of the full list of projects. It asks citizens to prioritize the improvements they think are most beneficial to the community, offer guidance on the amount that should be invested in certain city-wide programs and provide any additional comments they might have. The survey is open to anyone who lives, works or otherwise visits Springfield and uses the City’s transportation system and facilities.
The City identified 26 proposed projects using the following criteria:
- Increased safety for all users
- Support of economic development
- Protection and enhancement of the environment and quality of life
- Enhancement of quality of place
- Intermodal connectivity
- Condition of the infrastructure
- Opportunity for public and private partnerships
- Efficiency and effectiveness of the system
Other factors included in the consideration of projects and programs are City department and partner agency assessed need, continuation project status and equitable geographic dispersion. City/agency need is determined by City departments and partner agencies who assess other variables that may impact the project’s overall benefit to the community.
Results of the survey will help guide the City of Springfield as it sets priorities for improvement projects and programs funded through the City’s tax funds.
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Media contact: Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].