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8. City News Releases 2017

Posted on: November 28, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to discuss animal control issues


City Council will discuss a broader view of animal control issues at today's Council Lunch Workshop at noon in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room. Mayor Ken McClure and Councilman Craig Hosmer have requested additional information from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which runs animal control services.  The Mayor said the purpose of the meeting, in which no public comment will be taken, is to further discuss the issues and allow Council members to ask any questions they may still have. City Council faces a decision at the next formal meeting, scheduled for Dec. 11,  of whether or not to repeal an ordinance passed Oct. 2 establishing a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits. The future ban is halted due to a sufficient number of signatures collected via the referendum petition process. The results of a sufficient petition require that Council must either repeal the ban or send the issue to a vote of the people. 

Although no public comment will be taken, today's Council Lunch Workshop is an open meeting. Individuals may attend in person or view the meeting live on the City's cable access channel: Mediacom 15.1 and AT&T U-Verse (consult the channel guide). The meeting will also be live streamed on and Facebook Live: CityofSGF.


For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or [email protected].

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