City Council To Decide On The Appointment Of A Hearing Examiner Next Week

Oct 2, 2019

Springfield City Council will consider the appointment of a hearing examiner after a citizen filed an ethics complaint against councilwoman, Jan Fisk.

The city’s legal department recused itself from the investigation, and City Council hired outside counsel, St. Louis attorney, Kevin O’Keefe.  After studying the matter, O’Keefe said he does not “believe the matters asserted in the July 2 and August 5 complaints rise to the level necessary to support referral to a hearing examiner.”

But, after reviewing O’Keefe’s recommendations, a revised request for a referral to a hearing examiner was signed by eight Council members. 

Council is expected to vote on the issue next Monday night.